Saturday, August 21, 2010


These are a huge hit and a very frugal alternative to the overpriced gingerbread mamas so often succumb to buying at the local cafe. I often store a few in my purse in a snackbag for emergency treats. Best of all they are loaded with molasses which are naturally high in iron- perfect for my little vegetarian, who has deemed them "cookie mans".

3/4 cup butter
1 cup cane sugar
1 free range egg
1/4 cup molasses
2 cups spelt flour
1 tbs ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp bi carb
extra flour

Preheat oven to 170˚ C
Cream the butter and sugar together
Add the egg and molasses and continue to beat
Mix flour, spices, salt and bi carb together and then add this mixture to wet ingredients
Once you have a firm dough shape into a ball and flatten with your hands, cover and let it cool in the fridge for 20-30 minutes
Remove from fridge, roll onto well floured surface, adding flour if the dough gets too sticky
Cut or mould into desired shape
Bake in batches at 170˚C for 10-12 minutes



Mrs B said...

Yum, yum, yum and I love that the recipe already has spelt flour. I'm finding some recipes a bit tricky when I use spelt flour instead of what the recipe specifies.

dillpickle said...

They sound delicious!!

Sonia said...

I'm definitely trying this one. I'm a big fan of spelt and the kids love it. Spelt pasta is one of their favourites.

Little Ted Canvas said...

Yumo! Hope you're doing great!!

Mama Mogantosh said...

Come on baby! It's nice out here! Join us!

Kristi said...

oh mama, your still hanging in there. thinking of you. xo.

Catherine said...

They sounds and look yummy, I can see why they would be a fun favourite. Thank you for the recipe. I hope you are doing well. Take care. xo

angelina said...

love the cookie mans!
sadly,,,we have no molasses here!
i know...sacriledge.
thank you for the recipe, thinking of you all week !

manda said...

mmmm im going to try this recipe they sound and look yum and would be perfect for my little (mostly) vegetarians too x

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