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Merry Gingerbread Cookies

Merry Gingerbread CookiesThis recipe makes a large batch of cookies — ideal for birthday parties, for the holidays or for giving as gifts.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 teaspoons ground ginger
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup Splenda® Granulated No Calorie Sweetener
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup molasses
3 tablespoons water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Blend together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and spices in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Cream butter, Splenda® Granulated Sweetener and salt together in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the molasses and water. Stir well. Add the flour mixture and stir until well blended. Refrigerate dough 1 to 2 hours before rolling out and cutting into shapes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Roll cookie dough out slightly less than 1/4-inch. Cut into desired shapes.
  5. Bake in preheated oven 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.

Makes 54 cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/54 of recipe; 1 cookie): Calories 100 | Calories from Fat 35 | Fat 4.0g (sat 2.0g) | Cholesterol 15mg | Sodium 75mg | Carbohydrates 16g | Fiber 1g | Sugars 4g | Protein 2g.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of Splenda, Inc. Splenda® is a no-calorie sweetener made from sugar that is suitable for diabetics. For more information regarding this product, please call 1-800-777-5363 or visit their website at www.splenda.com.