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Gingerbread CookiesMerry Christmas Wish

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

The only difference in these Gingerbread Cookies is that it is adapted to reduce fat. These are so good with the warming, seasonal spices of ginger, cinnamon, allspice and the sweet molasses.

Gingerbread Cookie


2-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup reduced calorie margarine
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 whole egg OR 1/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup molasses

Recipe Directions

Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, allspice, and salt and set aside. Combine margarine and brown sugar and cream by hand or using an electric mixer. Add egg substitute and molasses and mix well. Gradually add flour mixture a little at a time, mixing until well blended. Divide dough into four portions. Cover and chill at least 3 hours.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. On a floured surface, roll out 1 portion of dough to a 1/8-inch thickness. Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to use.

Dip a cookie cutter in flour and cut into individual shapes. Place cookies about an inch apart on baking sheet. Re-roll remaining dough as needed. Bake 7 to 8 minutes until edges feel firm to the touch. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet then on a wire rack. Repeat with remaining portions of dough.

Recipe Note

Recipe yield may vary depending on dough thickness and the cookie cutter used. The nutritional analysis was calculated by combining all of the ingredients and dividing by 30 servings.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes approximately 30 Cookies
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories: 81; Total fat: 2g; Saturated fat: trace; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 103mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Protein: 1g; Dietary fiber: trace

Did you know?

On June 5th of each year, gingerbread lovers celebrate National Gingerbread Day. The term 'gingerbread' originally referred to preserved ginger. Later, it would be referred to as a confection made up of honey and spices. The creator of National Gingerbread Day is unknown and this day is not known as an official national holiday.

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