Cooking in Thedas: Not-So-Qunari Cookies

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Once the Warden is friendly enough with Sten, he mentions a story about a Qunari village that had fields of cinnamon and nutmeg. He mentioned liking this aroma. The Qunari though would not deign to mix their cinnamon and nutmeg into a cookie, as Sten also mentions a distinct lack of sweets in Qunari fare. This recipe is based in part on an old, at least 18th century, recipe for molasses cookies. I modernized it to include coconut oil, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Had I some almond flour on hand, I probably would have experimented with more than wheat flour.

With the exception of molasses and coconut oil, many kitchens will already have these ingredients. If Coconut Oil and Molasses aren't staples for your kitchen, add them today.

With the exception of molasses and coconut oil, many kitchens will already have these ingredients. If Coconut Oil and Molasses aren’t staples for your kitchen, add them today.

 

Not-So-Qunari Cookies

3/4 cup Coconut Oil, softened
1 cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 Egg
1/4 cup Molasses
2 1/4 cup Flour, sifted
2 tsp. Baking Soda
1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. Cloves
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Nutmeg
1/2 tsp. Ginger

Preheat oven to 375.

1. Mix oil, egg, sugar, and molasses thoroughly. You can use a mixer for this. To get coconut oil soft enough for blending, I typically measure it out and set it next to the stove while I prepare the rest of my ingredients. You can always soften it in a microwave or over low heat if desired.

The molasses gives a rich aroma and taste to the cookies.

The molasses gives a rich aroma and taste to the cookies.

2. In another bowl, mix flour, baking soda, sea salt, cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger together.

Make sure to sift your flour for better blending of the dry ingredients.

Make sure to sift your flour for better blending of the dry ingredients.

3. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.

The batter will be thick and crumbly. It will not like being shaped, especially if you like to chill your dough before use.

The batter will be thick and crumbly. It will not like being shaped, especially if you like to chill your dough before use.

4. Shape each cookie into a 1 1/2 inch circle or ball – flatten ball with fork. Place a parchment paper lined cookie sheet two-to-three inches apart.

5. Bake 10-12 minutes.

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Makes approximately 3 dozen cookies.

Calories: 83.7
Total Fat: 5.3 g
Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat: .1 g
Monounsaturated Fat: .4 g
Cholesterol: 5.8 mg
Sodium: 102.9 mg
Potassium: 65.6 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 11.9 g
Dietary Fiber: .1 g
Sugars: 10.6 g
Protein: .3 g

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2 thoughts on “Cooking in Thedas: Not-So-Qunari Cookies

  1. snowdropsdingwall

    Sounds absolutely delicious and I. Definitely going to try this out when I get back home. Thanks for this

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