Skinny Gingersnaps

These little numbers are a great way to squash a sweet tooth craving in only 88 calories! Sweet, savory and perfectly satisfying– they are such a treat for us and feel indulgent,  but they’re guilt-free!

(Psst… our site is filled with hundreds of guilt-free recipes– feel free to search for whatever type of recipe your looking for! And for a few to get you started, try:

Skinny Ginger Cookies
Cinnamon Baked Apple Graham
Creamy Corn Muffins

Skinny Gingersnaps

Gingersnaps

Serves: 24; serving size: 1 cookie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut palm sugar or you could use sugar or a sugar alternative, divided
  • 5 tablespoons light butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg (we use Eggland’s Best eggs because they have 25% less saturated fat than other eggs)
  • Cooking spray

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°.
  • Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  • In a large bowl, combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, butter, and brown sugar. At medium speed, beat with a mixer until thoroughly mixed. Add the honey, vanilla, and egg and continue to mix well. Reduce speed on blender to low and add flour mixture. Blend well Cover dough and freeze until firm (approximately 1 hour)
  • Spray hands lightly with cooking spray and make the dough into 1-inch size balls. Roll dough balls in the remaining granulated sugar and place on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Make sure balls are at least 2 inches apart. Bake at 350° until lightly browned (approximately 12 minutes). Cool for a few minutes and place cookies on wire racks
  • Enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts: 88 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 264 mg sodium, 20 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 1 g protein

How do you enjoy your favorite holiday cookie? Dunked in milk? Served with frozen yogurt?

If you like this recipe you may also like:

Skinny Ginger Cookies
Cinnamon Baked Apple Graham
Creamy Corn Muffins

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Skinny Gingersnaps
 
Serves: 24; serving size: 1 cookie Nutrition Facts: 88 calories, 1 g fat, 0 g saturated fat, 264 mg sodium, 20 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 12 g sugar, 1 g protein
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 2 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup
  • coconut palm sugar
  • or you could use sugar or a sugar alternative, divided
  • 5 tablespoons light butter, softened
  • ¼ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • Cooking spray
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, combine ¾ cup granulated sugar, butter, and brown sugar. At medium speed, beat with a mixer until thoroughly mixed. Add the honey, vanilla, and egg and continue to mix well. Reduce speed on blender to low and add flour mixture. Blend well Cover dough and freeze until firm (approximately 1 hour)
  4. Spray hands lightly with cooking spray and make the dough into 1-inch size balls. Roll dough balls in the remaining granulated sugar and place on baking sheets sprayed with cooking spray. Make sure balls are at least 2 inches apart. Bake at 350° until lightly browned (approximately 12 minutes). Cool for a few minutes and place cookies on wire racks
  5. Enjoy!!

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