(26 cookies)Mix together dry ingredients in a side bowl: (Flours, baking powder, soda and spices)
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
In mixing bowl, cream buttery spread and sugar for 2 minutes.
1/2 cup Earth Balance Buttery Spread
1/2 cup brown sugar
Add molasses and vanilla to mixing bowl. Mix only till blended.
1/4 cup Black Strap molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
Beat in 1 egg.
Add flour mix to bowl, about 1/3rd at at time, mixing only till blended.
Scoop heaping tablespoon dippers of dough. Roll in turbinado sugar.
1/4 cup Turbinado sugar
Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in preheated oven 9 minutes, switching pans top to bottom racks 1/2 way through.
Cool on pan on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on rack 30 minutes.
This Mrs. Claus ate 1 cookie with my morning coffee, followed by a meal consisting of 1/2 cup homemade granola, 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt and 1 cup skim milk.
I'm off to water aerobics soon, knowing this exercise is good for my bones and my waistline!