504 Main by Holly Lefevre: Molasses Flats: A Perfect Fall Cookie
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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Molasses Flats: A Perfect Fall Cookie

A Perfect Fall Cookie (Shhh...don't tell the kids it's healthy)
My mom makes the best chocolate chip cookies and I have never been able to duplicate her version...even with the same recipe...go figure! I hadn't had homemade chocolate chip cookies in awhile, and then, a few weeks ago my friend Renee at Zookini Kids posted a recipe for "My Version of a Good Chocolate Chip Cookie." I was intrigued. So, I thought I would give it a shot.

Renee has helped me makeover other recipes and so I new this recipe was going to be healthy. Would the kids eat it? Who knows? Joe was having a playdate, so I thought I'd give it a shot and his friend would either never want to come over again or I would know these cookies are GOOD! Guess what...rave reviews for the munchkins! I have since made these four or five more times with the same rave reviews. I recently made them for Jules's "baby class." They were a hit there too....so now I am sharing. Wish I could send you all some!

My version is slightly altered from Renee's (click on the link above to get to hers). 
Now, let me introduce you to...

Molasses Flats... a Perfect Fall Cookie

1/2 cup buckwheat flour*
1/2 cup whole wheat flour*
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. sea salt
-Sift together

1 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
Mix together

1 stick of organic butter, softened
1/2 cup Molasses**
1/4 cup honey
Mix well

-Add the wet to the dry and mix

-Add 6 oz. of chocolate chips
-Optional-Add 1/2 cups walnuts or pecans

-Preheat oven to 350
-Place heaping tsp of batter onto a cookie sheet about 3" apart (they spread..at least mine did, every time)
-Bake for approximately 12 minutes (Renee's calls for baking for 18 minutes, which if your oven is not on its last leg is probably right...it was too long in my oven - which is shot! - so set the timer for 12 minutes and watch the cookies)

-Remove and let cool.
-Makes about 2 dozen

*Renee's recipe calls for Teft Flour and Gluten Free Flour. Check out her blog for more information and explanations.
**You can add a little more molasses and a little less honey - or no honey. My hubby loves molasses so he wants more, but I find this to be a nice balance.
This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre


  1. Looks yummy. I think I am going to make some unhealthy cookies...hehehe

  2. These look delicious! We have recently changed our eating habits to accomodate my mom (who lives with us and has health issues). These look like they would be a perfect addition!

  3. oh these sound SO yummy - I may have to stop by the store on the way home and then put my apron on!

  4. Looks so good...and I love baking. We'll have to try this...maybe this weekend. Thanks! :)

  5. Great name! My kids won't eat home-baked cookies. Packaged only. (Maybe it's just my baking?)

  6. Those look way too good to be healthy! Thanks for the recipe!

  7. I wish I had one right now! They look delicious!

  8. I'm always up for a new cookie to try...never met one I didn't like LOL. I'm also intrigued about the gluten free version, I'll have to click on over and take a look at that. A good friend of mine eats gluten fee and I like to surprise her with baked goods sometimes. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Beautiful, delicious and healthy?! These sound like the prefect cookie :)

  10. Yummy! and healthy too! Awesome!

    ...and guess what I got in the mail and have begun assembling! What a great little kit - I love it! Thanks!

  11. That cookie looks so good! I have something for you!

  12. I'm so into those "healthy" cookies until I eat like 10 of them! oh well looks great. xoxo


  13. Those cookies sounds great with a side of vanilla latte. Yum!

  14. I love molasses cookies...so I can't wait to give your recipe a go! :)


  15. Oh man! I love molasses cookies! This is a must try recipe for Christmas this year.

  16. Sounds delicious! Will I be able to find buckwheat flour in the grocery store? I've been looking for low cal recipes but I always have trouble finding ingredients where I shop. We don't have a whole foods store nearby so I'm stuck with the regular grocery store.

  17. Love molasses. If I use normal flour to replace the two different flours you used, do you think it would still be good. I know it will take me forever to get to the store and remember to get the others. Can't wait to try. Holly at lifelaughlatte.blogspot.com

  18. This looks and sounds like a delicious cookie! I love to bake and my specialty is chocoalte chip cookies! I halmost started a cookie business! I can't wait to try these!

    I love your blog header, it's just beautiful!

    ~~ Amy

  19. mmmm they look delicious.

  20. Holly, those cookies were so yummy! Thanks for sharing with the Erickson crew! BTW, I love your new header!


  21. mmm, sounds yummy!

  22. I love molasses cookies -- and this is a great complement to pumpkin pie -- perfect for fall! You rock, Holly!

  23. Anonymous6:59 PM

    When should I expect the shipment, Holly! Can't wait to try these!


  24. Certainly does sound like a fabulous fall cookie, Id love a couple with my coffede right now.

  25. Thank you for your kind comment! Happy halloween and have a great day and weekend. xoxo


  26. Anonymous7:35 AM

    They sound great!

  27. Hello, stopping by from SITS. AWesome blog you have here. Nice. Very nice. Take care, Keri

  28. This looks great!! I have always been a cook and love it but never much of a baker and just started baking about 3 weeks ago, this may be something that I will have to try ")


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