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The Teddy Bear Mitt

(Bear Paw-style Molasses energy cookies)
The best molasses energy cookie of all time
  • Preparation 25 minutes
  • Cooking 15 minutes
  • Power 350°F (180°C)
  • Quantity 22 energy cookies
See ingredients
  • 250 g (3/4 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) plain yogurt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) baking soda

  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 350 g (2½ cups) whole wheat or spelt flour (your choice)

  • 265 g to 350 g (3/4 to 1 cup) fancy or blackstrap molasses (your choice)

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) ground flax seeds (ground in a coffee grinder)

  • Ingredients
  • Steps
  • History

Ingredients

  • 250 g (3/4 cup) Madame Labriski date puree

  • 150 g (1/2 cup) plain yogurt

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) vanilla

  • 1/2 tsp. (2.5 ml) baking soda

  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) baking powder

  • Pinch of salt

  • 350 g (2½ cups) whole wheat or spelt flour (your choice)

  • 265 g to 350 g (3/4 to 1 cup) fancy or blackstrap molasses (your choice)

  • 60 g (1/2 cup) ground flax seeds (ground in a coffee grinder)

8 steps

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

  • Start by putting the date puree, yogurt, egg and vanilla in a bowl and stir until smooth.

  • Now add your half teaspoon of baking soda, one teaspoon of baking powder and pinch of salt. Hold on a minute while you watch the little bubbles form. What can I say? I’ve no idea why, but I get a kick out of it every time. Anyway, now mix thoroughly.

  • Next, add the molasses (fancy or blackstrap) and stir again.

  • Lastly, fold in the flour and flax seeds while stirring constantly. And there you have it!

  • Oh, but we’re not quite done yet! To prevent the dough from sticking to the cookie sheet, don’t forget to use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. If you don’t, EVERYTHING WILL STICK because there’s no fat whatsoever in this recipe!

  • Using two teaspoons, drop the dough onto the cookie sheet. If you’re feeling really adventurous, you can create shapes… like a bear paw for example. Oh no, pardonnez moi, we’re supposed to be making “mitts” not “paws”. Hahaha!

  • Pop into the oven for 15 minutes. You’ll be able to see the dough rise, take shape and slowly turn into darling little delicious teddy bear mitts…

History

Now which would you prefer? A store-bought “bear paw” molasses cookie or a healthy version of this good old classic? Let’s get right to the point: you don’t need to add sugar, fat or whatever else when making a great snack to have on hand for when you’re feeling a bit peckish. Here’s the Labriski version of the well-known – and beloved – bear paw, rechristened the Teddy Bear Mitt… hahahaha! Oh, and by the way, in Quebec, this recipe is a smash hit in the lunchboxes of the young and old alike.

Teddy Bear Mitt cookies are a lot healthier than their traditional store-bought cousins. Soft and tender, comforting and energizing, what’s not to like?

Destined to become an all-time family favourite!

Storage

  • Five days on the counter
  • A good week and a half in the fridge
  • Three months in the freezer

We make life easier with our date purees

We make life easier with our date purees

Date puree - Original

Date puree is high in fibre and that’s why it can keep us going for long periods of time, while letting us enjoy the taste of pure happiness. The natural choice for all your guilt-free treats. Yumski!

100% recyclable packaging.

FAQ

Can I replace yogurt with applesauce?

Yes, always.

Can I swap chia seeds for flax seeds and vice versa?

Yes, always. You can also use hemp seeds.

Can I use another type of flour than the one specified in the recipe?

Yes, you can simply use any type of flour you have on hand.

Where can I buy Madame Labriski date puree?

At IGA, Rachelle Béry, Marché Tradition and Bonichoix grocery stores across Quebec. My purees contain no preservatives and can be found in the fruit and vegetable section (yes, dates are fruit) near the pre-cut fruit and vegetables. If you can’t find them, simply ask a member of staff!