Molasses, ginger, cinnamon and cloves flavor these holiday cookies which have just 73 calories each.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

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Recipe Summary

active:
40 mins
total:
2 hrs 50 mins
Servings:
36
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine butter and vegetable oil spread; beat with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and cloves. Beat until well mixed, scraping side of bowl occasionally. Beat in molasses and egg. (Mixture will look curdled.) Add all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour, beating just until combined. Divide dough in half. Cover and chill the dough for 2 to 3 hours or until easy to handle.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper; set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough, half at a time, to 1/8-inch thickness. Using a 2- to 3-inch gingerbread person cookie cutter, cut out shapes; re-roll scraps as necessary. Place cutouts 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 4 to 6 minutes or until edges are firm and centers are set. Cool on cookie sheets on wire racks for 1 minute. Transfer to wire racks; cool.

Tips

Tip: We do not recommend using brown sugar substitutes for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

73 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 12g 4% DV; exchange other carbs 1; dietary fiber 0.4g 2% DV; sugars 4.3g; fat 2.2g 4% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 3.4mg 1% DV; vitamin a iu 116.2IU 2% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 20.3mcg 5% DV; calcium 9.9mg 1% DV; iron 0.6mg 3% DV; magnesium 7.6mg 3% DV; potassium 52.9mg 2% DV; sodium 73.1mg 3% DV.