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