Fat-Free Gingerbread Cookies

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Quick Facts

Servings: 24
Prep Time: 1 hr. 20 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 1 hr. 30 min.
Kris Mullen
A delicious fat-free version of the holiday classic.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp maple extract
  • 1 Tbs chai concentrate (optional)
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup candied ginger
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for coating)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (for coating)


  • Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, molasses, apple sauce, vanilla extract, maple extract, chai concentrate. Beat with an electric mixer for about 4 minutes, until smooth. Add egg whites and beat for another minute until well combined.
  • Slowly whisk in dry ingredients and beat until completely incorporated. Stir in candied ginger. Chill dough from at least 1 hour to overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, or grease with cooking spray.
  • Combine granulated sugar with cinnamon in a shallow bowl. Scoop 1 tablespoon of cookie dough and place in the shallow bowl. Using your hands, coat the dough with the cinnamon sugar and shape into balls.
  • Place cookie dough on prepared cookie sheet leaving about 3 inches between each cookie. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and transfer to a rack to cool.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 120
  Calories from Fat 2 (2%)
(0%)Total Fat 0g
(0%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(4%)Sodium 88mg
(5%)Potassium 172mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(3%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 13g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(3%)Protein 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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