Gingerbread People (low fat)
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.Print Pin Rate
- 2 1/4 cup 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
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoon 2% milk
- 1/4 cup colored sugar sprinkles
- Place granulated sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until smooth and well blended.
- Add molasses and egg; beat until well blended.
- Stir flour mixture into sugar mixture until well blended.
- 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.
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Remove 1 dough portion from refrigerator; remove plastic wrap. Roll dough to a 1/8-inch thickness on a floured surface.
- Cut with a 3-inch boy or girl cookie cutter. Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
- 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.
- Combine powdered sugar and milk, stirring until smooth.
- Spoon mixture into a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag.
- Snip a tiny hole in 1 corner of bag. Pipe onto cookies.
- Decorate as desired with sugar sprinkles
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g