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Chewy Molasses Oat Crackles

Chewy Molasses Oat Crackles
The freshness of ginger, cinnamon, and cloves come together in these snappy delights. The apple sauce and brown sugar balance it all out with sweetness.
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  • 1-1/4 cups all‑purpose flour*
  • 1 cup Large Flake Quaker® Oats or Quick Quaker® Oats (uncooked)
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup (5 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon) margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

How to make it

  1. In medium bowl, combine flour, oats, baking soda, spices and salt; mix well.
  2. In large bowl, combine brown sugar, margarine, applesauce, molasses and egg; mix until well blended. Add dry ingredients; mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 375°F. Lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Place 1/2 cup granulated sugar in small dish. Shape dough into 1‑inch balls; roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.
  4. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until tops have crackled. Let cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered. ABOUT 3‑1/2 DOZEN

*If using large flake oats, add 3 tablespoons more flour.