Thursday, October 9, 2008

Almost Guilt-Free Gingersnaps

Goodness I love these cookies! I've been perfecting this fall favorite for weeks now, and I think I've finally got it where I like it. These cookies may be low in fat, but they sure don't taste like it!! Soft and chewy and delicious...

2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg white
2 tablespoons molasses
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup sugar for decoration

Preheat to 350. Cream together the butter, applesauce, and 1/2 cup sugar. Mix in the egg white and molasses. Combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, soda, and salt, and mix it into the wet ingredients. Roll balls of dough in sugar for decoration.

Bake for about 10 minutes on an ungreased baking sheet. Let cool for five minutes on baking sheet, and then remove to a wire rack.

The dough is pretty sticky, so add a little more flour if needed, and try spraying your hands with cooking spray. The recipe only yields about 12 cookies, because if we have too many cookies in the house, we'll eat them! (surprise, surprise) If you try this, you have to tell me what you think!

...Now I've got to go get me a cookie!


Angie said...

Oh thank you! I so need this recipe right now. I've been giving in to the cookie cravings way too often lately. I'll have to try this one next time.

Jamie said...

I'm going to become a regular visitor to this blog. I just know it...

Alison said...

I'm definitely going to try this one out! Looks really good. :)

Amber and Peter said...

Don't forget to add the wraps we had the other night on here. They were absolutely fantastic!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Yes, where are the wraps? Hungry blogger-readers want to know,