Prunes add fiber to these moist, rich molasses cookies.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, Holiday Issue 1995


Recipe Summary

45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Set oven rack in center of the oven; preheat to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.

  • Cover prunes with hot water in a small bowl; let steep for 5 minutes to soften.

  • Meanwhile, stir together flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

  • Place the prunes and steeping liquid in a food processor and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. Add 1 cup of the sugar, oil and molasses; blend well. Add to the dry ingredients, along with egg whites, and stir just to combine.

  • Place a few spoonfuls of sugar in a shallow dish. Form the dough into 1-inch balls. Roll the balls in the sugar and place on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. With the palm of your hand, gently flatten balls to a 1/4-inch thickness.

  • Bake, one sheet at a time, until the bottoms are browned and tops are crackled, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to racks and let cool.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts

55 calories; protein 0.7g 2% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.3g 1% DV; sugars 5.5g; fat 1.2g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.1g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 26.7IU 1% DV; vitamin c 0.1mg; folate 15.3mcg 4% DV; calcium 6.7mg 1% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 6.2mg 2% DV; potassium 43.8mg 1% DV; sodium 53.6mg 2% DV; thiaminmg 4% DV.