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Rose's Blackstrap Molasses cookies
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This recipe was first published in Heidi's column. It is a good molasses based cookie, especially helpful to O nonsecretors. If you choose to use chocolate chips, you can use Ghiardelli Double Chocolate chips. It makes a good snack as well as dessert. You can also substitute raisins for the chocolate chips.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (6 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (6 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (8 beneficials)
  • Type B (4 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (5 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Type O Non Secretor (2 beneficials)
  • Baked Good
  • 1-1/2 cups ghee or butter
  • 1-3/4 cups blackstrap molasses or 1 cup vegetable glycerine [or BTD compatable substitute]
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract [or BTD compatable substitute]
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups amaranth flour [or BTD compatable substitute]
  • 2 cups rice flour or oat flour [or BTD compatable substitute]
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 9oz. packages Sunspire organic dark chocolate chips [or BTD compatable substitute]
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
  2. If using butter, beat it in a large bowl until soft.
  3. Add molasses gradually to the butter or ghee, beating in.
  4. Add almond extract.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
  6. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to the moist mixture.
  7. In another bowl, blend the flours and salt together.
  8. Gradually add flour mixture to moist mixture, beating until well mixed.
  9. Stir in chocolate chips (add nuts if desired).
  10. Use a heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie, and place on nonstick cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Let cool before removing.
  13. They freeze beautifully, it takes just a few minutes for them to defrost.
  14. Makes 6 dozens.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Egg (chicken)1 N N N B N N N N
Baking Soda  N N N N N N N N
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Nut/Seed Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Walnut (Black)1 ,2 B B B B B B B B

Herb/Spice Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Chocolate/ Cocoa2 N N N N N N N N

Dairy Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Butter1 A A A A N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Amaranth- B B B B A N N N
Rice Cake/Flour2 ,3 ,4 B N B B B B N N
Oat Flour2 ,4 B N B B B N N A

Sweetener Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Almond Extract1 ,2 N N A A A A N N
Vegetable Glycerine (Glycerol)1 ,2 N N N N N N N N
Molasses (Blackstrap)- B N B B B B N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients which may be genetically modified .
[4] This recipe uses ingredients which are high in phytates.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

    Please Note:
    When using any recipe, always check it for avoids and make the appropriate adjustments where necessary. The Blood Type Diet Recipe Database has been recently greatly enhanced. Also, the food lists changed somewhat a couple of years ago, and all recipes in the database may not reflect those changes in terms of the blood types for which the recipes are recommended. Volunteer Blood Type Diet Forums Members are working to review and update all the recipes to take advantage of the all the new features and food lists. Please be patient with us until the process has been completed.

    Revision History:
    • Revised Nov 02, 2007 at 05:27 PM By: organicmomma