Norma Jean’s Molasses Cookies

Growing up, there were three things in the kitchen, which were off limits to my sister and me. Those things were mom’s Sanka instant coffee; her Brach’s chocolate covered peanuts, or her Archway Old Fashioned Molasses cookies. I would sneak all three.

In her honor, to celebrate what would have been her 62 birthday, I decided to make a smaller, vegan version of her favorite cookies. I call them Norma Jean’s Molasses Cookies. Raise your mugs and join me in a toast, to my mom. Happy Birthday!!!


Norma Jean’s Molasses Cookies

1-cup all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. ginger-optional
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4-cup (1/2 stick) vegan butter *
1/2-cup sugar (I used coconut sugar)
2 tbsp. canola oil*
2 tbsp. molasses
1/8-cup sugar for rolling

Photo by: Melissa Murdock

Photo by: Melissa Murdock


* I use Earth Balance soy free spread.
* Canola oil can be swapped for unsweetened applesauce. The swap is 1:1 and I suggest straining off some of the juice.

Instructions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350º and line your baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Mix all of your dry ingredients in a medium-small bowl.
3. In a separate, larger bowl, blend the sugar and butter together.
4. Stir in the other wet ingredients.
5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

Photo by: Melissa Murdock

Photo by: Melissa Murdock


6. Once everything is well blended, roll your dough into small meatball-sized balls and roll in the extra sugar.
7. Lightly press them out onto the parchment paper.
8. Bake 13-15 minutes
Photo by: Melissa Murdock

Photo by: Melissa Murdock


Enjoy!
Photo by: Melissa Murdock

Photo by: Melissa Murdock

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