Light Ginger Buttons Recipe

Looking for an easy Light Ginger Buttons recipe? Learn how to make Light Ginger Buttons using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by elj88

Makes 92 servings



A crunchy, ginger cookie perfect for snacking on during the holidays, whether you're cramming for finals or watching holiday specials on TV or sipping hot chocolate in front of a cozy fire. These buttons are also perfect for the calorie conscious; the cookies are fairly light in calories, around 40 calories each, with a minimal amount of butter (opposed to the usual 1-2 sticks of butter in regular ginger snaps) and egg whites instead of whole eggs. If you haven't started yet on your holiday baking, these darling buttons would be a great addition to your cookie collection.

Recipe Ingredients for Light Ginger Buttons

1 2/3 cups flour
1 T ginger
1 t cinnamon
1/2 t cloves
1/2 t salt
4 T butter
1/2 cup splenda sugar blend
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 egg whites

Recipe Directions for Light Ginger Buttons

  1. Cream the butter with the two sugars. Add the egg whites one at a time, mixing after each addition. Mix the dry ingredients in another bowl: the flour, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Gently mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a dough forms. Gather the dough together and split the mound in two.

  2. Place each half of dough on a separate sheet of plastic wrap. Form the halves into long cylindrical logs 1 inch in diameter. Now either refrigerate them for one hour or freeze them for 30 minutes. Preheat your oven to 350F. When the dough is firm, remove the logs from the fridge. With a sharp knife, slice each log into 1/4 inch thick coins (I got around 27 per log).

  3. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and place your cookies onto the sheets. If you want your cookies button-shaped, right now, with the flat end of a toothpick, poke four holes in the center of each cookie to resemble a button (the rest of the button shaping will take place after baking). Now bake your cookies for 15-20 minutes.

  4. Making Buttons

  5. Once your cookies are out of the oven, it is time to make them look like buttons. Now I don't actually have a circular cookie cutter smaller than 1 inch, so I had to get creative for the circular rim for my buttons (but if you have one, go ahead and use it). Instead, I pulled off that piece of plastic left behind on a water bottle when you twist off the cap and used it as a "cookie cutter." So with your cookies still warm, push the non-jagged side of the plastic band into each cookie, creating a circular indentation around the cookie rims.

  6. Next, define and enlarge the four holes you made earlier with the flat size of a bamboo skewer. If you want to be able to string thread through these holes, make sure to press through the cookies as you make the holes. Work quickly because the "button-marks" will be a lot more difficult to make once the cookies are cool. I like to bake my cookies in batches so I can shape one portion of the cookies as another sheet is baking. Or, get a family member or friend to help out; two sets of hands are faster than one. Once done shaping, let the cookies cool on a rack. Then enjoy!

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Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 5.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
21
Calories from Fat
4
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
0.5g
1%
Saturated Fat
0.3g
1%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Sodium
17mg
1%
Potassium
6mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates
3.6g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
1.8g
Protein
0.3g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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