Molasses Buns

Molasses Buns

What could be more comforting than a molasses Buns and a glass of milk?

Quantity: 20 cookies

Preparation time: 20min

Baking time: 10min

Baking Equipment: 4 aluminum cookie sheets

Ingredients

  •     375 mL (1 1/2 cups) / 195 g All-purpose white flour
  •     330 mL (1 1/3 cups) / 145 g Whole wheat flour
  •     12 mL (2 1/2 teaspoons) / 8 g Baking powder
  •     1 mL / 1 g Baking soda
  •     5 mL (1 tsp.) / 2 g Ginger, ground
  •     5 mL (1 tsp.) / 4 g Ground cinnamon
  •     5 ml (1 teaspoon) / 2 g Milled cloves
  •     2 Eggs
  •     80 mL (1/3 cup) / 70 g White granulated sugar
  •     200 mL (3/4 cup + 4 tsp) Canola oil
  •     160 mL (2/3 cup) Fancy molasses

Preparation

  1. Place the oven rack on the highest level. Preheat conventional oven to 180°C (350°C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Combine flours, baking powder, baking soda, and spices in a large bowl. Set aside. ( source: ineskohl.info )
  3. Combine the eggs, sugar, oil, and molasses in another large bowl.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the liquid ingredients and mix to obtain a smooth dough.
  5. Using a 45 ml ice cream scoop, shape the dough into balls and spread evenly on the cookie sheets. Space each ball of dough to not touch each other when baking (about 6 per plate).
  6. Bake in a conventional oven for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Another Recipe for Molasses Buns (optional)

Ingredients

  •     750 cups (3 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour
  •     15 mL (1 tbsp.) baking powder
  •     5 mL (1 teaspoon) baking soda
  •     5 mL (1 teaspoon) ground cinnamon
  •     5 mL (1 teaspoon) ground ginger
  •     2.5 mL (1/2 tsp.) ground nutmeg
  •     125 cups (1/2 cup) butter or non-hydrogenated margarine
  •     45 mL (3 tbsp.) applesauce
  •     125 mL (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  •     180 mL (3/4 cup) molasses
  •     1 egg
  •     180 mL (3/4 cup) 1% milk 

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices in a bowl.
  3. In another bowl, using a hand mixer, mix butter or margarine with applesauce, brown sugar, and molasses until smooth. Add egg and mix for a few seconds. ( source: ineskohl.info )
  4. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk until the mixture is smooth.
  5. Spoon the equivalent of 30 mL (2 tbsp.) of dough onto a baking sheet, leaving 5 cm (2 inches) between each cookie. If desired, sprinkle with small candies or pearl sugar. Bake until cookies is slightly set, about 10 to 12 minutes. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet; baking will finish outside the oven.

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