Ginger Cookies

by Carrie on September 6, 2011

My Mom recently starting biking her butt off… literally. I am so proud of the amount of miles she has put on her bike. I was joining until I hurt my knee and have been trying to slowly get back into it. She also has been watching what she eats, she told me she found these great cookies they were rather low in fat and calories.

She made them over the weekend, she said they were so simple to make and taste just like a gingersnap cookie.  I will be stopping by today to try one for myself!

Ginger Cookies (From:  My Kitchen Adventures)

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 container ( 2.5oz) baby food, dried prune puree flavor ( I used Gerber )
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour ( you can sub part for whole wheat pastry flour if you like)
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • approx. 1/4 cup of granulated sugar for coating
In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, baby food puree, molasses, and egg.  Whisk or mix well with hand mixer.  Set aside.   In another bowl, combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, salt, and baking soda.
Mix the dry into the wet and combine well.  Mixture will seem dry.  Don’t worry.  Dump onto a sheet of waxed paper and form into a disc.  Cover well and put into the refrigerator for at least two hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a baking sheet with parchment or nonstick foil.  ( recommended because these cookies do not have any fat in them and they need this kind of surface so they don’t stick)  Using about a TBS of dough at a time, form into balls.  Roll balls in sugar and place on baking sheet about an  inch to two inches apart.  Bake for 10 – 12 minutes.  Cool on rack.

 

Servings – approx. 48 cookies ( 4 doz.)   Serving size – 1 cookie   PP per serving – 1 point+

Calories – 46,   Total Fat – 0.2g,   Carb. – 11g,   Protein – 0.8g,   Fiber – 0.2g

© 2011, Carrie. All rights reserved.

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1 Kate September 6, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I’m an awful biker so I admire those who do it!

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2 renee@mykitchenadventures September 15, 2011 at 9:33 am

so glad these turned out great for you! It’s one of my favorite for such little pp value!

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