Gingerbread Cookies with Dates

Gingerbread Cookies with Dates

Prep Time30 mins Cook Time10 mins Makes 48 Yield_measurecookies

It’s not every day that one bite of anything takes us back to being a kid. This is like a happy memory in cookie form.

Ingredients List

  1. 1 cup (250 mL) chopped pitted dates, divided
  2. 1/4 cup (60 mL) hot water, very hot, almost boiling
  3. 2 1/4 cups (550 mL) all-purpose flour
  4. 3/4 tsp. (3 mL) baking powder
  5. 3/4 tsp. (3 mL) baking soda
  6. 1 tsp. (5 mL) ground ginger
  7. 1/2 tsp. (2 mL) ground cinnamon
  8. 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) ground nutmeg
  9. 1/4 tsp. (1 mL) salt
  10. 1/8 tsp. (0.5 mL) ground cloves
  11. 1 egg
  12. 1 cup (250 mL) firmly packed brown sugar
  13. 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) molasses
  14. 2 Tbsp. (30 mL) Becel® salted margarine sticks or unsalted margarine sticks, melted
  15. 2 1/2 Tbsp. (37 mL) granulated sugar

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray; set aside. Soak 3/4 cup dates in 1/4 cup boiling water in small bowl 15 minutes.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and cloves in large bowl; set aside.

3. Combine egg, brown sugar, molasses, melted Becel® sticks and date mixture in another large bowl with wire whisk. Make a well in centre of dry ingredients. Pour in wet ingredients and stir until combined. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup chopped dates. Cover and refrigerate dough 1 hour.

4. Roll cookie dough into 1-inch balls with lightly floured hands, then roll in granulated sugar. Place 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Bake 9 minutes or until cookies are still soft when lightly touched. Cool completely on wire rack.

Nutritional Information

Calories

60 (1 cookie)

Total Fat

0.5g (1 cookie)

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.2g (1 cookie)

Monounsaturated Fat

0.3g (1 cookie)

Cholesterol

5mg (1 cookie)

Sodium

45mg (1 cookie)

Total Carbs

12g (1 cookie)

Sugars

8g (1 cookie)

Protein

1g (1 cookie)

Calcium

11mg (1 cookie)

Potassium

47mg (1 cookie)

Omega-6

0.1g (1 cookie)

Gingerbread Cookies with Dates is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yummy Really good cookie. I would recommend cooking about 3 - 4 minutes longer than stated time. My first batch came out somewhat undercooked.
Date published: 2017-12-18
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