Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Cookie Recipe #151 - Spicy Molasses Waffle Squares
This isn't your ordinary waffle that you lather with butter and drench in maple syrup. These are spicy little cookie waffles topped with an orange glaze; they will start your morning off with a zing (or anytime of the day!).
Ingredients: 2/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole-wheat flour (or all-purpose, if desired), 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger, dash of ground cloves, 2 slightly beaten eggs, 1/4 cup butter, melted, 2 tablespoons molasses, 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon finely shredded orange peel, 3-4 teaspoons orange juice (or more, if needed).
Instructions: Lightly grease a waffle iron; preheat. Melt butter in microwave; allow to cool slightly. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cloves; set aside.
In small bowl, combine eggs, melted butter and molasses. Add egg mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir just until mixture is moistened.
Drop batter by rounded teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto grids of prepared waffle iron. Close lid and bake about 1 minute or until cookies are golden brown. Using a fork, lift cookies off waffle iron and transfer to wire racks to cool. Continue with remaining batter.
Make glaze as follows: In a small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, grated orange peel and orange juice, stirring until of drizzling consistency. When cookies are cool, drizzle the glaze generously over each one, then eat with pleasure.
Makes about 2 dozen waffle cookies.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.