Molasses Cookies

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This holiday cookie recipe will have your house smelling like Christmas. Molasses Cookies are big soft, chewy cookies that are perfect for the holidays. The easy cookies are made with all the warm spices such as ginger, cinnamon and Allspice that make an appearance at this time of year. The holiday cookie recipe is easy to put together, and chances are you already have all the spices that you need to make them. A couple of tips when making this holiday cookie recipe is to place only six of the rolled cookie balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. You don’t want to put any more cookies than six on a sheet because these cookies are large cookies and they spread. You'll bake the cookies for about 11 minutes, in which time they will puff up when you take them out of the oven and flatten when they are cooled to look like the photos. These big, soft, chewy Molasses cookies are sure to be loved by family and friends alike, and they make a great addition to your cookie trays over the holidays. For the full step by step instructions for this holiday cookie recipe, you will want to take a look at the Bunny's Warm Oven site.

Molasses is a dense, viscous by-product that is obtained from the processing of sugar cane and sugar beet into table sugar. Molasses comes from the Latin word for honey. The viscosity of molasses and the thick texture gave rise to the famous saying of something or someone being slow as molasses and for any slow-moving thing. Historically, molasses was a product that was produced in the Caribbean, where the cultivation of both sugarcane and sugar beet was the highest. From there, molasses was imported to the United States during the early 20th century. Today, molasses is produced on a large scale in Thailand, Taiwan, India, Brazil, the Philippines, and the United States. Along with the usage of molasses as a sweetener in food products, molasses also offers several health benefits and may be used for treating a wide range of ailments.

Molasses contains a number of essential minerals to include calcium, magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, iron, cobalt, phosphorous, and sodium. Molasses is a good source of both carbohydrates and energy, and molasses contains sugars tool. In addition to containing sugar, molasses offers various vitamins to include niacin (vitamin B-3), vitamin B-6, riboflavin, and thiamine. Molasses is very low in both fat and fiber. There are several health benefits of consuming molasses. Blackstrap molasses is a sweetener that is nourishing as it contains good amount of nutrients that are needed for the proper functioning of the body. Refined white sugar, on the other hand, is an ingredient that contains simple carbohydrates and other components such as aspartame, which is not very healthy at all for the body. Molasses also has antioxidant properties. Research studies have also shown that blackstrap molasses contains the highest amount of antioxidants when compared to sweeteners such as refined sugar, corn syrup, raw cane sugar, and other available sweeteners. These antioxidants found in molasses help to protect the body against the oxidative damage that is associated with cancer, degenerative diseases and cardiovascular disorders. This makes molasses a much better alternative to using refined sugar. Blackstrap molasses is also a good source of calcium, which plays an important role in the maintaining bone health,

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