Soft Ginger-Peanut Cookies

Soft Ginger-Peanut Cookies

Soft Ginger-Peanut Cookies –Makes 2½ dozen Ingredients: 1¼ cups all purpose flour ¾ cup toasted…

Soft Ginger-Peanut CookiesMakes 2½ dozen

Ingredients:

1¼ cups all purpose flour

¾ cup toasted wheat germ

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅔ cup packed golden brown sugar

⅓ cup peanut oil

¼ cup mild molasses

l large egg

½ cup finely chopped-roasted peanuts

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Method:

Preheat oven to 350° F. In medium bowl, stir together flour, wheat germ. soda, ginger and cinnamon, set aside.  In mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, oil, molasses and egg; beat with electric mixer on medium-high to high speed until blended. Beat (on low speed) or stir in flour mixture. Stir in peanuts. With lightly oiled hands, form dough into 30 (about 1¼ inch) balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place, 2 inches apart, on 2 lightly oiled baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until edges are set and tops are crackled. Cool cookies for two minutes on sheet; remove from sheet to wire rack to cool completely, Store in air-tight container.

Each cookie has 97 calories, 2 g protein, 13g carbohydrate; 4 g fat; 7 mg cholesterol; 1 g fiber and 5.5 mg sodium.