Friday, December 10, 2010

Cookie Week - Low Fat Gingerbread Cookies

This cookie's silhouette just says 'holiday' and his spicy demeanor closes the deal.  Gingerbread men (or women) bring smiles to the faces of even the biggest kid.  Case in point, I had a friend over for dinner recently and offered him either cannoli or a gingerbread man for dessert, he smiled widely and asked for the guy with the buttons.

Whether you roll them out and decorate them, or make balls for circle cookies these are a classic.  This recipe is from Prevention Magazine's website.  It uses only 6 tablespoons of butter.  I think that's especially good in the case of this recipe because I have had some greasy gingerbread men and well, yuck.  They also use a nice amount of ginger as compared to the other complimentary spices.

By the way, a couple of quick facts about ginger - it can help with nausea and aid digestion.  I have used it when suffering from the flu and friends have used it with morning sickness, it's a home run.  And that's just one of its many medicinal uses.

Yours in Health,

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