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Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cookies

Makes: 24 servings
Prep 1 hr Chill 2 hrs Bake 375°F 8 mins to 10 mins
Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1  cup  butter or margarine (2 sticks), softened
  • 1  cup  packed brown sugar
  • 1  egg
  • 1/3  cup  mild-flavored molasses
  • 1  tablespoon  finely shredded orange peel
  • 2  tablespoons  orange juice
  • 3  cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1  cup  whole wheat flour
  • 2  teaspoons  ground cinnamon
  • 1  teaspoon  ground ginger
  • 1/2  teaspoon  baking soda
  • 1/2  teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  teaspoon  ground cloves
  • 1 8  ounce package  cream cheese, softened
  • 2 - 3  tablespoons  honey
  •  Raisins, snipped dried apricots, and sunflower nuts
Directions

1. 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.

2. Add the egg, molasses, finely shredded orange peel, and orange juice. Beat the mixture well.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 24,
  • cal. (kcal) 235,
  • Fat, total (g) 12,
  • chol. (mg) 41,
  • sat. fat (g) 7,
  • carb. (g) 30,
  • fiber (g) 1,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (RE) 124,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • sodium (mg) 194,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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