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These Tasty Gingerbread Men are Heart-Healthy Treats

By on 12/04/2017

Decorate these yummy gingerbread men however you’d like. They are sure to run off the plate as soon as you serve them!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • cup sifted whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • Tbsp ground ginger
  • Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) trans fat free margarine
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • large egg
  • 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses

Preparation

  • In a large bowl, sift together flours, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg 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 wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 2 hours, or until firm.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Dust rolling pin lightly 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 use to cut out gingerbread man (or other desired shapes).
  • Transfer cookies onto baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown. With a metal spatula, transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Nutritional Info

Serves 32
Serving size: 1 cookie

Calories: 87
Fat: 2g
Saturated Fat: 1g
Cholesterol: 6mg
Sodium: 104mg
Carbohydrates: 16g
Fiber: 1g
Protein: 2g


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Date Last Reviewed: June 14, 2017

Editorial Review: Judy Capodanno, Health eCooking Editorial Director, Baldwin Publishing, Inc. Contact Editor

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