Spice Up Your Holidays With these Heart-Healthy, Diabetes-Friendly Gingerbread Cookies

Posted by Perspectives Blog Team on Dec 10, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Gingerbread_men_cookies_stock_photo_633_px.jpgHere'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
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