Gingerbread People (low fat)

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.
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Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas, cookies, kid-friendly, low-fat
Calories: 57kcal



  • 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

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