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Alaska Molasses Cookies

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“From Cooking Light (September 2002). Allow an extra 30 minutes for the dough to chill.”
READY IN:
40mins
SERVES:
32
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place applesauce onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a bowl using a rubber spatula.
  2. Combine applesauce, 1 cup sugar, and butter; beat at medium speed for 3 minutes.
  3. Add molasses and egg; beat well.
  4. Combine flours and next 5 ingredients (flours through cloves), stirring well with a whisk.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture to sugar mixture, beating until blended.
  6. Cover and freeze dough 30 minutes or until firm.
  7. While dough chills, preheat oven to 375°F.
  8. With moist hands, shape dough into 32 (1-inch) balls.
  9. Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar.
  10. Place 3 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  11. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
  12. Cool on pans 5 minutes before removing from pans to cool completely on wire racks.

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