After reading a few articles and books, I have decided I am going to change all my recipes and remove all vegetable oils from them. I know that its not just the calories which are a problem, but it also the endothelial cells. I am not a trained medical person but you can read about the affect of vegetable oils on the body from Dr Michael Greger http://nutritionfacts.org/
This original recipe called for 1/2 C of oil or 5 tablespoons of oil which is the equivalent of 2512 KJ or 600 calories.
So I have replaced the oil with unsweetened apple sauce. The general rule it seems is if you have 1 C of oil in a recipe, you can replace it with 3/4 C of unsweetened apple sauce.
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Oven temperature: 350F/176C
Cooking time: 9 -11 minutes
2 C of Wholewheat Flour
1 tsp of Baking Soda (bicarbonate of soda)
1/4 tsp of Salt
3 tsp of Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp of Ground Cinnamon
3/4 tsp of Ground Cloves
1/3 C of unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 C of Molasses
1/4 C of nut milk
1/2 C of raw sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Mix all of the dry spices in a bowl and then leave to one side – flour, spices, sugar, vanilla, salt, baking soda
In a separate bowl mix the wet ingredients together – molasses, unsweetened apple sauce, nut milk
Pour the dry ingredients into the bowl with the wet ingredients and mix together
After all of the dry and wet ingredients are mixed well, pull small sizes of the mixture
and roll them with your hands into a small ball roughly 2.5cm. 1 inch in diameter and place of the backing tray,
You should be able to make a dozen cookies from the mixture.