Submitted by a SparkPeople member, these cookies are perfect "for the Santa who's watching his figure." Ginger aids digestion, too. Use smaller cookie cutters if you want to cut down your portions.
1 cup all-purpose white flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt substitute
1/4 cup Splenda brown sugar
1/4 cup dark molasses
1/4 cup sugar-free maple-flavored syrup
2 tablespoons light vanilla yogurt
2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
Fat: 0.2 g
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Yields 18-20 gingerbread men.
Serving size: 1 cookie
- Combine flours, allspice, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg, and salt well in a medium bowl.
- In a large bowl, use a wooden spoon to beat molasses, syrup, Splenda brown, applesauce, and yogurt until well blended.
- Pour the dry ingredients into the larger bowl and mix until a stiff dough forms.
- Press the dough into a disc, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and spray 2 cookie sheets with non-stick spray.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2-inch gingerbread man cookie cutter, cut out cookies. Gather the dough scraps, re-roll, and keep making gingerbread men until all dough is used up.
- Use a spatula to transfer cookies to cookie sheets, placing them 1-inch apart.
- Bake for 7-10 minutes, or until golden brown, rotating sheets halfway through to ensure even baking. Remove to wire racks and let cool completely.
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