Guilt-Free Gingerbread Cookies

It’s Christmastime! Cookies will delight many this season, but probably scare just as many, too. I hear women talk about dreading the forthcoming deluge of desserts long before the season hits. 

Don’t get down on yourself (and everyone around you) by scrooging about your diet. Just try sensible portions that feature healthy ingredients.

Consider this recipe your headstart on a healthy and happy holiday season.

These fluffy little gingerbread cookies will find a way into your mouth faster than you can say no to gumdrop buttons…


1/4 cup white whole wheat flour

dash of all the following:





baking soda

ground cloves

1.5 t stevia

1 T blackstrap molasses

1 T non-dairy milk

optional:1/5 t regular or flax egg


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. Set aside.

-Combine all dry ingredients in a small bowl.

-Then add in remaining wet ingredients. Mix until well blended.

-Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Roll out with rolling pin, if you have one, but hands work just fine, too. Cut out shapes and transfer to cookie sheet.

-Bake for about 5 minutes for softer cookies or longer for crispier ones.

Makes about 4-5 small cookies.

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