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Gingerbread Men

Dec 12, 2013 03:00PM ● By Katie Anderson
Baking holiday treats with the kids is a tradition in many families. This year, look for ways to trim up your favorite recipes and share a gift of good health.

Ingredients (Yield: 32 cookies)

  • 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1¼ cups sifted whole wheat flour
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup (1½  sticks) trans fat free margarine, softened
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup unsulphured molasses
  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • In a large bowl, sift together flours, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and salt. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, using a hand mixer, cream together margarine and brown sugar until fluffy. Mix in egg and molasses until combined. Gradually add flour mixture.
  • Divide dough into thirds and wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for about 2 hours, or until firm.
  • Dust rolling pin lightly with flour; roll out each piece of dough on wax paper until it is about 1/8 inch thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour and use to cut out gingerbread man (or other desired shapes).
  • Transfer cookies onto baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes until golden brown. With a metal spatula, transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 cookie Calories: 100 Fat: 4g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 106mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Protein: 1g

* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content.

For more healthy recipes, visit The Healthy Kohl’s Kids program is a partnership between Children’s Hospital & Medical Center and Kohl’s Department Stores to educate children and parents about healthy nutrition and fitness.

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