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Low-fat Molasses Crinkles

Yields1 Serving

 2 Tbsp. butter, softened
 2 Tbsp. canola oil
 1/3 cup dark molasses
 1 cup packed brown sugar
 1 large egg
 2 tsp. vanilla
 2 cups all-purpose flour
 2 tsp. baking soda
 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
 1 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
 1/4 tsp. salt
 extra sugar, for rolling

Preheat oven to 350°F.


In a large bowl, combine the oil, butter, molasses, brown sugar, egg and vanilla. Stir until well blended and smooth.


In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice and salt; add to the molasses mixture and stir by hand just until you have a soft dough.


Roll dough into 1"–1 1/2" balls and roll the balls in sugar to coat. Place about 2" apart on a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.


Bake for 12–14 minutes, until just set around the edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool or serve warm. Store extras in an airtight container or freeze. Makes 20 cookies.