Gingerbread Cookies

gingerbread-cookiesSesame seeds add a delicate crunch to these spicy treats.

I like it when the cookies soften up as they are stored, but my husband is a crisp cookie fan, so I reheat them for a few minutes in a warm oven before serving the second day.

Gingerbread Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Makes 48 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 60

Fat per serving: 3

Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1?4 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup unsulfured dark molasses

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 350°F. Coat 3 large cookie sheets with non-stick spray. Set aside. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sesame seeds, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, cocoa powder, clove, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another large bowl, with a wooden spoon mash the butter, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy and well combined.
  • Add the egg and molasses and stir until blended. Stir in the flour until a smooth soft dough forms. Drop by tablespoons onto the cookie sheet and bake 10 to 12 minutes until the cookies have puffed and are firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.

Nutritional Stats Per Serving (1 cookie): 60 calories, 1g protein, 7g carbohydrates, 3g fat (1 g saturated), 7 mg cholesterol, .5 g fiber, 33 mg sodium.

Weight Watchers® Points Plus: 2

http://skinnychef.com/recipes/gingerbread-cookies

Comments

  1. Beth Newby says:

    It would be nice if all your recipes had the nutritional values. I hesitate to make a "healthy" recipe without knowing this info. Thanks

    • Skinny Chef says:

      They do actually, this is one of the few missing the numbers since we just migrated everything to the new site, I’ll update them now.

  2. sounds delicious. can these be rolled/ cookie-cuttered?
    or can any mod in the recipe accommodate this?

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