Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

These cookies are as hearty and spicy as the original ginger cookie recipe, but fat and calories have been drastically reduced.

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  • Makes: 48 servings
  • Yields: about 4 dozen cookies
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Chill: 1 hr
  • Bake: 10 mins 350°F per batch
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Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
1/3
cup margarine, softened
2/3
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
egg
1/4
cup dark molasses
1 1/2
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Directions
  1. Spray cookie sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat the margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the brown sugar, baking soda, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; beat until combined. Beat in egg and molasses. Beat in as much of the all-purpose and whole wheat flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Combine the granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10 to 11 minutes or until set and tops are cracked. Remove from cookie sheet. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 4 dozen.
Nutrition Facts (Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies)
    Per serving:
  • 50 kcal cal.,
  • 1 g fat
  • 4 mg chol.,
  • 42 mg sodium,
  • 9 g carb.,
  • 1 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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