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Gingerbread men December 8, 2008

Filed under: Recipes — lookingforward73 @ 7:08 pm

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Every year I make big gingerbread men and women to give as gifts. I write people’s names on them with icing and wrap in cello bags. Totally cute. So I started that today. As I was mixing up the dough I thought – hey! maybe I could alter this to make it somewhat ‘pouch worthy’! So here’s what I came up with. Yes, it has carbs and fat. But if your gonna eat a cookie, these are pretty dang good and you don’t have to feel AS guilty for it.

Spicy Gingerbread Men

1/4 cup butter (half a stick)
1/4 cup splenda granular
1 tbsp molasses
1 egg
1/2 cup almond flour (or grind your own in a food processor)
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp flax seed meal
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves

In a mixer, beat together the butter and splenda till mixed. Add in the molasses and egg and scrape sides, beat till mixed. Combine the dry ingredients and them mix into the wet mix. Chill for a half hour. Pre heat oven to 350. Use a little whole wheat flour to flour counter surface and rolling pin. Take a fourth of the dough and roll it out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out cookies using a gingerbread man about 2.5 inches tall. Bake on a cookie sheet or parchment paper for 6 minutes. Cool on a rack. Makes 32 men.

Here are the stats for MY recipe (doesn’t include the splenda or spices)

32 Servings
Amount Per Serving

Calories 36.8

Total Fat 2.6
Total Carbohydrate 2.4 g
Sugars 0.5 g
Protein 1.7 g
I might tweak some more to get more protein in there, maybe another scoop. If you don’t like to use real butter or real eggs I’m sure you could get it down further. But, these are SUPER tasty and soft chewy yumminess!!

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2 Responses to “Gingerbread men”

  1. mm Says:

    O M G.

    YUM. 36 calories?!

  2. eatincalgary Says:

    they look like soldiers ready for the battle 😉
    but the photo seems huge (it’s bigger than my screen). maybe a tech problem?


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