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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 119.8
  • Total Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 24.1 mg
  • Sodium: 97.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g
  • Protein: 1.7 g

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Soft Ginger Cookies

Submitted by: TENTHRUNE

Introduction

These are soft and spicy with wonderful flavor, and easy to get hooked on! These are soft and spicy with wonderful flavor, and easy to get hooked on!
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    2 generous teaspoons ground ginger
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    3/4 teaspoon ground cloves
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    3/4 cup butter
    1 cup Splenda for baking
    1 egg
    1 tablespoon water
    1/4 cup molasses
    2 tablespoons white sugar (for rolling the balls of dough in)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt and set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and Splenda until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture.

At this point you will want to chill the dough for a while, or it will be too sticky to handle.

When the dough is suitably chilled, shape it into walnut sized balls and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto a greased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TENTHRUNE.






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  • 2 of 6 people found this review helpful
    I want to speak to articifical sweeteners. They are all unsafe and made with harmful chemicals EXCEPT for "Stevia". It is made from a plant and is completely safe. It comes in small packets or liquid form. Check health-food stores. - 12/11/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    these are great so you don't like artifical sweetners they are helpful for some of us. Why do people feel like they have to scare everyone. The amount you would have to consume is more than you can eat in a month. Thank you for the warning but let us live our lives - 4/26/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Fabulous!! On a cold and wintry day after shoveling out the driveway. Oh my, oh my. These are soooooo goooood. I used some whole wheat flour and added the candied ginger for an extra bite. Thanks so much for this recipe. My husband and mother are also appreciative. - 1/28/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Ginger-Cinnamon-Cloves & Molasses--Oh My! - 12/11/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These cookies are YUMMY! I added candied ginger and they were even better with that. Try it! - 12/11/07

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  • i understand the peoples need to warn everyone about the "bad" artifical sweetners. Hopefully we are all adults and we can decide for our selves if we want to use them. In my opinon, since I am entitled to it, everything is bad for you and we all have to die some time, lots of things cause cancer. - 6/15/09

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  • We made these for Christmas, they stay nice and soft. That is what I like. They have a really good flavor also. I like lebkugan and these are simular just without the fruit mixture in them. Yumm! Will make them again. - 12/27/08

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  • These are great! My DH and I love gingersnaps and this is like a soft gingersnap. I used regular sugar since I didn't have any Splenda. - 12/18/08

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  • Yeah, I am so grateful for Splenda!!!! - 12/12/08

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  • I haven't tried these yet, but I wonder if I could substitute agave syrup for the Splenda. If so, I guess I would have to also adjust the moisture somehow. Any suggestions? Thanks. - 12/11/08

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  • very tasty - 12/11/08

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  • There is chlorine in Splenda? OMG!!! I hope not, but I usually use Sugar Twin anyway. None of the sugar replacements seem to be healthful, but I'll use the one that's been around the longest on the market. It wouldn't be around this long if it was REALLY horrible. - 12/11/08

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  • very soft, very good. I also refuse to eat splenda and used raw sugar. I don't mind the calories because it's healthier. - 1/2/08

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  • These came out really good! Great flavor. - 12/25/07

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  • Instead of refrigerating it, I put it thru a cookie press for holiday shapes. I also used xylotol instead of splenda as I don't like the idea of eating chlorine. - 12/23/07

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  • They didn't turn out as soft as I would have liked, but they are still sooooo goooood! Yum! I will make these again. Now I just have to wait for DH to come home to try them! - 12/12/07

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  • Great cookie - 12/12/07

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  • I' glad to have a recipe using Splenda that is very good.

    - 12/11/07

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    3 stars - 12/11/07

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