Gingerbread People (low fat)

Gingerbread People (low fat)

Meal type Dessert
Occasion Christmas

Ingredients

    Cookies

    • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup Splenda
    • 1/4 cup omega 3 spread ((butter, optional))
    • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
    • 1 Large egg

    Decorations

    • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
    • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
    • 1/4 cup colored sugar sprinkles

    About This Recipe

    Use different sizes and decorations to make little holiday "families" out of these cute little gingerbread people. I added some healthy twists to make them festive, fun and full of nutrients. Thank you to Cooking Light for the inspiration for this recipe.

    Nutrition Facts per serving (1 cookie): 57 cals., 1 gm protein, 11 gm carbohydrates, 1 gm fat.

    Directions

    Cookies
    Step 1
    Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth and well blended.
    Step 2
    Add molasses and egg; beat until well blended.
    Step 3
    Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended.
    Step 4
    Divide dough in half; shape each dough portion into a flat disk. Wrap dough portions separately in plastic wrap; chill 1 hour or until firm.
    Step 5
    Preheat oven to 350°
    Step 6
    Remove 1 dough portion from refrigerator; remove plastic wrap. Roll dough to a 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface.
    Step 7
    Cut with a 3-inch boy or girl cookie cutter. Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
    Step 8
    Repeat procedure with remaining dough portion. Bake at 350° for 11 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
    Decorations
    Step 9
    Combine powdered sugar and milk, stirring until smooth.
    Step 10
    Spoon mixture into a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag.
    Step 11
    Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag. Pipe onto cookies.
    Step 12
    Decorate as desired with sugar sprinkles