Here's an easy gingerbread cookies recipe with just the right amount of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger. This healthy holiday cookie recipe is sure to be a runaway favorite.
- 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 cup sifted whole wheat flour
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 Tbsp ground ginger
- 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) reduced-calorie, trans fat free margarine, softened
- 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
- In a large bowl, sift together flours, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside.
- In another bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together margarine and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg and molasses until combined. Gradually add flour mixture.
- Divide dough into thirds and roll each third into a ball. Cover each ball of dough in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hours, or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly dust a rolling pin with flour; roll out each piece of dough on wax paper until it is about 1/8-inch thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour and cut out gingerbread man (or other desired shapes).
- Transfer cookies onto baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden. With a metal spatula transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
Yield: 32 cookies
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Review Date: February 26, 2013
Reviewed By: Christina D. Wright, RD, LDN, Nutrition Editor, Baldwin Publishing, Inc.
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This page created February 1, 2010 and last modified September 23, 2010