Spicy Christmas Ginger Cookies Recipe

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Spicy Christmas Ginger Cookies
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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (i used 1/2 applesauce and 1/2 butter)
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup soft diced gingerroot (cross btwn crystallized ginger and ginger in syrup. i use crystallized ginger minced very fine and u)
  • 1/2 cup light molasses (i used dark molasses or a mix of 1/4 cup molasses and 1/4 cup corn syrup)


  1. Cream butter, sugar, spices, salt and backing soda until well blended.
  2. Beat in the egg and ginger, then the flour, alternating with the molasses.
  3. Refrigerate the dough for several hours, or overnight; it needs to be stiff enough to handle easily.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  5. Roll half the dough about 1/4 thick on a floured surface (I mix flour with sugar in the raw). Cut into whatever shapes you like.
  6. Transfer to an ungreased or parchment lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough. (I sprinkled some iwth sugar in the raw).
  7. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes until they're puffy, and the edges are firm.
  8. 8. Remove from oven and cool on the pan for 10 minutes before transferring to a rack to cool completely.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2799.36 Kcal (11720 kJ)
Calories from fat 901.16 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 100.13g 154%
Cholesterol 430.03mg 143%
Sodium 1650.57mg 69%
Potassium 3023.51mg 64%
Total Carbs 439.22g 146%
Sugars 196.94g 788%
Dietary Fiber 11.5g 46%
Protein 39.1g 78%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 26.1mg 145%
Calcium 548.1mg 55%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 384.45 Kcal (1610 kJ)
Calories from fat 123.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.75g 154%
Cholesterol 59.06mg 143%
Sodium 226.68mg 69%
Potassium 415.23mg 64%
Total Carbs 60.32g 146%
Sugars 27.05g 788%
Dietary Fiber 1.58g 46%
Protein 5.37g 78%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 38%
Iron 3.6mg 145%
Calcium 75.3mg 55%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 63.5
  • 76

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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