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Soft gingerbread cookies

December 19, 2017

I love gingerbread cookies and these soft ones I baked up are delicious!! The smell of gingerbread in the house this time of year is a Christmass memory I hold on to. These soft cookies are a nice large cookie too and one is very satisfying. The white chocolate drizzle adds a nice sweetness, you don’t have to add it but it won’t really change the points if you don’t. Makes 24 cookies at 3 smart points each.

Soft gingerbread cookies
Recipe type: Baking
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Serves: 24
3SP blue, green & purple/2PP each
  • 1¾ cup flour
  • 1.5 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup gay lea light butter (or similar)
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 Tbsp white sugar for rolling dough in
  • 1-2 Tbsp white chocolate chips for drizzle *optional
  1. Using an electric mixer cream together your butter, ¼ cup white sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar and your egg.
  2. Add in your molasses and vanilla and mix well.
  3. Slowly stir in your spices and flour. Form into a dough ball, cover with saran wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F, line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, lightly spray.
  5. Place your 1.5 Tbsp of sugar onto a flat surface (I used a plate)
  6. Use about 1 Tbsp of dough for each cookie and roll into a ball, roll dough into sugar and then flatten into a cookie, not too flat, you want them fairly thick still.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, let cookies cool.
  8. If using white chocolate drizzle, place 1-2 Tbsp white chocolate chips in a small ziplock bag, microwave for 30 second intervals turning bag over each time until melted. Cut off a tiny tip and drizzle on to cookies. Makes 24 cookies, store in air tight container.
SP Freestyle- (Blue & Purple) 3 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- (green) 3 using SP calculator
Points plus- 2 using PP calculator
Nutritional info, per cookie, Calories.. 81..Fat 2.2g..Sat Fat 0.9g.. Carbs 13.5g...Fiber 0.3g Sugar 6.7g..Protein 1.2g using My Fitness Pal

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    Reply Cathy December 20, 2017 at 2:31 am

    Where did you get the cute miniature gingerbread men for decoration?

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      Reply Drizzle December 27, 2017 at 1:58 pm

      Hi Cathy, at Bulk Barn Canada

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    Reply Georgene January 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Do you use ground ginger.

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      Reply Drizzle January 13, 2018 at 1:18 pm

      I use a powdered ginger

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    Reply Sam December 22, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Do you think this dough would work for gingerbread men?

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      Reply Drizzle December 24, 2019 at 11:49 am

      Not traditional gingerbread men no, they make soft cookies, I mean you could try but it depends if you are after more traditional or not

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