Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cookies
cup butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened
cup packed brown sugar
cup mild-flavored molasses
tablespoon finely shredded orange peel
tablespoons orange juice
teaspoons ground cinnamon
teaspoon ground ginger
teaspoon baking soda
teaspoon ground cloves
8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
Raisins, snipped dried apricots, and sunflower nuts
- In a large mixing bowl beat butter or margarine with electric mixer on medium speed until softened (about 30 seconds). Add brown sugar and beat until fluffy.
- Add the egg, molasses, finely shredded orange peel, and orange juice. Beat the mixture well.
- In another bowl stir together all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, salt, and cloves. Stir into the butter mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator about 2 hours or until firm enough to roll out.
- Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Divide dough in half. Chill 1 half. On a lightly floured surface roll out other half so it's 1/4 inch thick. Cut with cookies cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool 1 minute. With pancake turner lift onto cooling rack.
- For icing, mix softened cream cheese and honey until of piping consistency. Pipe icing onto cooled cookies. Decorate with raisins, apricots, and sunflower nuts. Store in refrigerator. Makes 24 cookies.
Nutrition Facts(Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cookies)
- Per serving:
- 235 kcal cal.,
- 12 g fat
- (7 g sat. fat,
- 41 mg chol.,
- 194 mg sodium,
- 30 g carb.,
- 1 g fiber,
- 3 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet