Wishing you a very Merry Christmas
A different and healthier twist on an old favorite, Gingerbread Men. Whole grain wheat flour replaces white. Ginger, allspice and cinnamon give these authentic gingerbread flavor.
2 cups whole grain wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups bran
3 teaspoons ground ginger or to taste
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup butter or margarine
6 tablespoons sugar substitute
1 egg, beaten
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon butter or margarine to grease
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, bran and spices together, then rub in margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Stir the sweetener into the egg and orange juice and beat into the flour mixture. Knead well, and roll out thinly on floured board.
Using a cutter, cut into gingerbread men shapes (or other shapes) and place on greased cookie sheets.
Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Cool on a wire tray and store in an airtight container.
Calories: 95; Fat: 3.9g; 33 percent calories from fat
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