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Low Fat Ginger-Lemon Cookies Recipe

Looking for an easy Low fat Ginger-Lemon Cookies recipe? Learn how to make Low fat Ginger-Lemon Cookies using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by noellens

Makes 20 servings



Another great ginger cookie recipe. I found this a long time ago in an article about all-time best cookies (this one was submitted by a cookie-making all-star named Andrea Gordon.)

Recipe Ingredients for Low fat Ginger-Lemon Cookies

1/8 cup unsalted butter
1/5 cup applesauce
1/4 cup raw sugar
2/3 medium egg
1 3/8 teaspoons grated fresh lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 tbs raw sugar
25 g candied ginger

Recipe Directions for Low fat Ginger-Lemon Cookies

  1. *Note to self:

  2. - add less applesauce (closer to 1/8 cup)

  3. - make sure butter is room temp

  4. 1. Set the oven at 325 degrees.

  5. 2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

  6. 3. In an electric mixer, cream the butter with the 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar.

  7. 4. When the mixture is smooth, beat in the egg, lemon rind, and vanilla.

  8. 5. Sift the flour, baking powder, ginger, and salt.

  9. 6. With the mixer set on its lowest speed, add the dry ingredients to the batter.

  10. 7. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 1 hour or until well chilled.

  11. 8. With floured hands, using heaping teaspoons of the dough to form balls, roll them until smooth.

  12. 9. Arrange them 2-inches apart on the baking sheets.

  13. 10. Put the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar in a bowl.

  14. 11. Dip the bottom of a glass first in cold water, then in sugar and press the balls to flatten them to a 1/3-inch thickness.

  15. 12. Bake the cookies for 18 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.

  16. 13. Cool on wire racks.

  17. 14. Store in an airtight container.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 14.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
40
Calories from Fat
12
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
1.3g
2%
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Sodium
25mg
1%
Potassium
34mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
6.5g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0.1g
0%
Sugars
3.4g
Protein
0.6g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% 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-
    Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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