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Healthier Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookiesMake a “Cooperized” gingerbread man this holiday season with this delicious healthy cookie recipe from Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services! What’s your favorite way to decorate your gingerbread creations?

Ingredients:

Cookies

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 3 Tbsp. molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray

Icing

  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. water

Directions:

  1. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into measuring cups; level with a knife
  2. Combine flour, ginger and spices in a bowl; stir with a whisk
  3. Combine brown sugar, butter and molasses in a large bowl; beat with  a mixer at medium speed for two minutes
  4. Add eggs; beat well
  5. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well blended
  6. Divide dough in half (dough will be sticky)
  7. Gently press dough into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap;  cover with additional plastic wrap
  8. Chill 1 ½ hours
  9. Preheat oven to 350
  10. Roll each portion of dough to a 1/8-inch thickness on a floured work surface
  11. Cut with gingerbread man cookie cutter to form 48 cookies
  12. Place cookies one inch apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray
  13. Bake at 350 for 8 minutes or until lightly browned
  14. Remove cookies from baking sheet; cool completely on a wire rack
  15. To prepare the icing, combine sifted powdered sugar and 1 Tbsp. water.
  16. Spoon the mixture into a zip-top plastic bag; snip a small hole off the corner of the bag
  17. Pipe icing onto the cookies as desired
  1. December 11, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Yum! You can’t go wrong with gingerbread 🙂

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