When sugar cane is processed to extract refined sugar, molasses is a byproduct of the process. It has a strong, rich flavor that goes well with spices like cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. In South America, molasses is known as chancaca or panela (rapadura in Brazil), and is often sold in tablet form - compressed blocks of unrefined sugar crystals, which can be dissolved in water to make syrup.
These soft molasses cookies make a great treat when sandwiched together alfajor-style with a generous filling of ddulce de leche.
Molasses Spice Alfajores - Molasses Sandwich Cookies with Dulce de Leche
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History of Molasses
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