Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

An easy Christmas cookie recipe with just the right amount of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger, these cookies are sure to be a runaway favorite.

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, sift together flours, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Divide dough into thirds and cover in plastic wrap. Refrigerate about 2 hours, or until firm.
  4. 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).
  5. Transfer cookies onto baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden. With a metal spatula transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Amount Per Serving

Calories
87
% Daily Value*
  • Total Fat
    2g
    3%
  • Saturated Fat
    1g
    5%
  • Cholesterol
    6mg
    2%
  • Sodium
    104mg
    4%
  • Total Carbohydrate
    16g
    5%
  • Dietary Fiber
    1g
    4%
  • Sugars
  • Protein
    2g
    4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calories needs.