Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies

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

Chewy Molasses Ginger Cookies
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • cup margarine, softened

  • cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 egg

  • ¼ cup dark molasses

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup whole wheat flour

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

  • 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 (per serving)

50 Calories
1g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 50
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 42mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Protein 1g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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