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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Gingerbread Cookies For Halloween

From Cooking Light. I think the recipe is a little drier than my other one, but this one is lowfat, if you don't replace their powdered sugar icing with buttercream like I did. When I want the lower fat version, I will make this one again, but the dough is a little crumbly and hard to work with. We had no complaints from those who ate them. Did not last long! :)
  • Cookies:
  • 10.1 ounces all-purpose flour (about 2 1/4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray

  • Icing:
  • 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water


1. To prepare cookies, weigh or lightly spoon flour into measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, ginger, and next 5 ingredients (through nutmeg) in a bowl; stir with a whisk. Combine brown sugar, butter, and molasses in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed 2 minutes. Add egg; beat well. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture; beat at low speed until well blended. Divide dough in half (dough will be sticky). Gently press dough into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap. Cover with additional plastic wrap; chill 1 1/2 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 350°.

3. Roll each portion of dough to a 1/8-inch thickness on a floured work surface; cut with a 3-inch gingerbread man or woman cookie cutter to form 48 cookies. Place cookies 1 inch apart on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove cookies from baking sheet; cool completely on a wire rack.

4. To prepare the icing, combine sifted powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon water. Spoon the mixture into a zip-top plastic bag. Snip a small hole off the corner of the bag. Pipe icing onto the cookies as desired.



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