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Sally Ann Cookies

 Sally Ann Cookies
These soft, cake-like cookies are especially satisfying because they're very low in fat," remarks Sarah Jane Hayes of Dilworth, Minnesota. "I modified an old recipe, and my husband and I like this version even better."
72 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 egg whites

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine sugar, molasses and coffee. Combine dry
  • ingredients; add to sugar mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 2
  • hours.
  • Roll dough on a floured surface to about 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with
  • 3-in. to 4-in. cookie cutters. Place on baking sheets that have
  • been coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes
  • or until set. Cool on wire racks.

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Sally Ann Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Meanwhile, for frosting, combine sugar, water and vinegar in a heavy
  • saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Uncover and cook over
  • medium-high heat until a candy thermometer reads 234°-240°
  • (soft-ball stage), about 5-10 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir
  • in marshmallows until smooth.
  • In a bowl, beat egg whites until frothy. Gradually beat in sugar
  • mixture; beat on high for 7-8 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
  • Frost the cookies. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: One cookie equals 79 calories, 63 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 19 gm carbohydrate, 1 gm protein, trace fat. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch.