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Newfoundland Lassy Mogs

Lassy Mogs - a Newfoundland favourite.

Lassy Mogs - a Newfoundland favourite; well spiced, soft cookies with a deep molasses flavour and filled with dried fruit and crunchy pecans. Irresistible!
Course Cookies
Cuisine Newfoundland
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 39 minutes
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 137 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups + 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp powdered ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup molasses
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1/2 cup chopped dates chopped to the size of raisins
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1 cup toasted pecan pieces
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line 3 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. First, toast the pecans at 350 degrees F so that they can cool to room temperature while you prepare the rest of the recipe.I toast whole pecans on a baking sheet for 10-12 minutes tossing them at the half way point. I then cool them and break each one into 2-4 pieces by hand. This little extra effort ensures nice big crunchy bits of pecan in every bite.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda and spices and set aside.
  4. Cream together the butter and brown sugar for about 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  5. Beat in the egg for another minute or so.
  6. Blend in the molasses and vinegar. (The vinegar often occurs in old recipes as a way to boost eh rising action of baking soda.)
  7. Fold in the dry ingredients by hand and when almost incorporated fold in the dates, raisins and pecans.
  8. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons onto the parchment lined cookie sheets about 2 1/2 inches apart.
  9. Bake for 14 minutes and let the cookies cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  10. Store in airtight containers. These cookies will freeze very well.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Lassy Mogs - a Newfoundland favourite.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 86mg4%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.