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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 36
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 61.1
  • Total Fat: 2.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 47.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

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Spice Cookies

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Spice Cookies

Introduction

Serve these holiday cookies with a cup of tea or lowfat vanilla ice cream.
Serve these holiday cookies with a cup of tea or lowfat vanilla ice cream.

Number of Servings: 36

Ingredients

    1/2 c whole wheat flour
    1 1/2 c all purpose flour
    2 t ginger, ground
    2 t cinnamon, ground
    2 t allspice, ground
    1/2 t salt
    1 t baking soda
    1 stick margarine
    1/2 c brown sugar
    1/2 c very ripe banana, pureed
    1 t decorating sugar, candy sprinkles or sugar in the raw

Directions

Sift all the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Place the margarine in a mixing bowl, then add the sugar and mix until creamy. Add the banana and continue to beat at medium speed for 2-3 minutes. If the mixture looks loose, add one tablespoon of the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Add all the flour mixture in small amounts until combined. Divide the dough into 2 balls, wrap and press each one into a flat disk. Chill for at least two hours. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place the dough balls between two sheets of wax paper and roll out as thinly as possible. Stamp with a small (1"-1 1/2") cookie cutter. Sprinkle with decorating sugar; bake 10 minutes. Immediately after cooking, transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. Store cookies in an air-tight container for up to one week. One serving equals two cookies.






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  • Very Good
    31 of 31 people found this review helpful
    Banana was not overpowering (I was concerned too), but pumpkin may work as a substitute for those asking. I subbed butter for margarine. 1st batch I rolled "as thinly as possible" and turned out too crispy. 2nd batch I rolled out to about 1/8" and only 8 minutes in the oven and they turned out good! - 12/20/09

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  • 24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    I used pumpkin like it was suggested and switched applesauce for 1/2 the butter. They turned out very nice. I would say these are the kind of cookies little girls are made of! Thank you. - 1/26/10

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  • Very Good
    21 of 21 people found this review helpful
    My DH really liked these! I was worried the banana would be to strong, but it really wasn't. I did not even mess with rolling them out. Just pinched off a bit of the dough, rolled it in a ball and flattened it. EASY! - 2/19/10

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  • Very Good
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I'm making these again for my friends at school for Christmas. However, instead of sprinkling sugar on top, I'm gonna try sprinkling on some sugar free jello mix. - 11/27/09

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  • 15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    To answer someone,1stick= 1/2 cup. and you can substitute the butter for margarine as long as it is 65% or higher veg. oil. & these sound yummy & light. will bake them today - 12/9/09

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  • Very Good
    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
    I used margarine instead of butter (sensitive to it); substituted 1/4 c. of unsweetened applesauce for half of the butter/margarine; omitted the salt. Rolled the dough into two rolls, refrigerated then sliced @ 1/4"--this was easier than rolling out the dough and using a cookie cutter. Real good! - 12/8/10

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  • Very Good
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Liked these a lot. I didn't roll them out; I made them into balls (about 1 rounded teaspoon per) and only got 36 cookies that way but they were pretty good. I increased the baking time by 3 minutes because they were thicker than a rolled-out cookie. - 8/21/10

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  • Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Loved these cookies! I like it that they aren't very sweet but instead you can really taste the spices. I put in a little less brown sugar than suggested. Wonderful! Thanks! - 12/13/09

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  • Very Good
    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Not bad cookie, but make sure not to bake them too long. The banana is a little strong, but just add more spices. - 12/11/09

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    MMM. so good. - 12/8/10

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  • 4 of 5 people found this review helpful
    The whole family loved them. I packed some in boxes for the elderly members of our congreagation and received rave reviews for them! Awesome cookies! - 12/14/09

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  • 4 of 9 people found this review helpful
    These sound yummy, and only 61 calories per cookie! WooHoo! - 12/10/09

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  • 4 of 7 people found this review helpful
    yummy! A great add to our family cookie making day! - 12/8/09

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  • 4 of 12 people found this review helpful
    I plan on trying them this weekend. I love spice cookies and I have ripe bananas that need to be used.
    If they turn out - I will be giving them out as part of my Christmas pack for all of my employees. - 12/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good! I used the pumpkin and it's really good. - 11/24/10

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    great flavor - 3/15/10

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  • 3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    What can I use instead of bananas? What's the weight of 1 stick of margarine and can I use butter or olive oil instead? - 12/8/09

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Could you please tell me how much is a stick of margarine? Can I use butter instead?
    thanks - 12/8/09

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Fresh baked these were disappointing because they tasted rather doughy and the spices were too subtle for my taste. After leaving in an air-tight container for a couple of days (because we didn't care for them) the spices melded and expanded and the cookie softened and we liked them alot. - 7/18/11

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Very good --Ymmm - 11/20/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    these cookies are so good my great grandchildren ask for them . we make shapes for christmas . be careful with the margine you use . some you can not use them . - 11/9/10

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    loved them - 7/7/10

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  • 2 of 7 people found this review helpful
    These sound great and I have all the ingredients already. Will have to try these for the family gathering. - 12/9/09

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  • 2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I also need to know if I can substitute butter and how much this in in cups please. - 12/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 10 people found this review helpful
    a cookie receipe I can use ,, no eggs and corn products will make these thanks - 12/8/09

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  • 2 of 17 people found this review helpful
    i eat this ever day and it help my lose 100 pounds - 12/1/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I used a jar of Gerber baby carrots, instead of banana it tasted like little mini carrot cakes, it was delicious, and my boyfriend who rejects any type of "healthy" baked good ate all but two cookies! - 7/18/11

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made these and they were so good! Going to substitute pumpkin next time, just to switch things up! - 5/29/11

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We didn't have white flour, so I used all whole wheat and the texture was like a muffin. We still loved it though! - 1/15/11

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I think using pumpkin and apple sauce sounds like a swell idea- the very thought of a ripe banana is too much banana for me! - 12/9/10

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    going to try this with my granddaughter! she loves to bake!! and eat cookies that grandma makes. - 7/21/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good .We will try them. - 6/15/10

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is it just me or does this look like the fat we are supposed to be ridding ourselves of! LOL - 5/13/10

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    These are some of the best cookies i ever tasted! I took them to work and everybody absolutely loved them! I had about 100 and barely managed to save about 20 for my family! :D - 2/16/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Very good! - 1/19/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    The cookies come out ok, not too sweet, but the dough was really difficult to work with. I actually got tired of dealing with it and tossed out about a quarter of the dough. - 12/24/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I would also like to know what to use in place of banana. I saw several questions, but no answers. Thanks! - 12/11/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great! - 12/11/09

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  • 1 of 7 people found this review helpful
    SOUNDS REALLY GOOD!!!!! - 12/9/09

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I would like to try this recipe BUT am afraid the bananas would taste to strong,don't like baked banana in my recipes.Wonder if anyone else has tried this recipe and found the bananas tasted to strong??? - 12/8/09

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  • 1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy I'll make a batch for Christmas. - 12/8/09

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  • Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great flavor! - 12/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
    m m good - 12/8/09

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Wow I think these sound delicious. Definitely going to bake and eat them. Froggie - 12/8/09

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  • 1 of 8 people found this review helpful
    Sound delicious. Will try to make some soon. - 12/8/09

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  • These are very good, but I give them to my family to eat, it's too easy for the calories to creep up! - 12/2/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Margarine? That's not real food. - 12/2/14

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Going to make these for Christmas. - 12/3/13

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Going to make a "trial" batch this week-end for our Chanukah celebration. One of my granddaughter's is allergic to eggs and with this recipe not having any eggs - it may work out perfectly :) Now to go find my chanukah cutouts ! - 12/7/12

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  • Is it really 2 cookies for 61.1 calories? Seems off to me. - 12/5/12

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I"m going to try this if I have time. My little one is allergic to eggs, so this seems like a promising recipe. - 12/3/12

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  • Delicious.........my grand-daughter (5 years old) helped me and it was a great time followed by a great eating experience. - 12/3/12

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  • Muy buenas - 12/3/12

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  • Truly enjoy these cookies. But, be prepared to wait a while to bake them. Read recipe all the way though. I didn't -- LOL. But, they are worth the wait. Thanks Meg! - 11/17/12

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  • The recipe says 1 serving is 2 cookies and 1 serving is 61.1 calories. So is 30-1/2 calories per cookie correct? Doesn't sound right. - 1/27/12

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  • This is my new favorite recipe for spice/gingerbread cookies. Instead of my usual frosting, I used colored sugar sprinkles. - 12/18/11

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  • These are good--easy to make and tasty-- - 12/8/11

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  • nice treat and fun thing to do with the kids.... - 12/8/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    these are good low cal too - 12/8/11

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  • I tried these, but for some reason neither DH or I liked them - for us something seemed to be missing. Sorry! Usually I love the SP recipes. - 12/8/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try these this weekend, May add Pecans sliced thinly.. and will mix Cinnamon and Sugar to sprinkle on cookie before baking..
    - 12/7/11

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I read all the ratings but could find no mention of pumpkin or applesauce in the recipe. Where are they getting the idea of using pumpkin and applesauce from?
    BJTABIRDER - 12/6/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I like the idea of refrigerating the rolls and slice to bake. How long could they be kept refrigerated? Hubby and I like warm fresh cookies in smaller quanities..helps the will power.
    I also have a friend with gluten sensitivity. Could this use oat flour instead of the wheat? If not, what could - 12/6/11

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  • real good, I was generous with the spices, used all purpose flour (didn't have wheat flour on hand) rolled dough into logs, refrigerated, then sliced before baking. Their all gone, family loved them. - 7/27/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Will try soon - 7/26/11

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  • GReat with coffee. I do have to admit that while sifting the dry ingredients and adding them to the wet, my nose was burning and I kept having to hold on to sneezing. Got to love those strong spices, lol - 7/21/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Love spice cookies! - 7/18/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The mix of ingredients sounds fine... BUT prepared or unprepared pans????????? - 7/18/11

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  • I used 3 tsp cinnamon for more flavor - 7/18/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    These look yummy and better yet vegan! Thanks Meg. I am not a sweet fan but I do love spice. I may skip the topping unless they need it. - 7/18/11

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  • Delicious! - 6/2/11

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  • Good
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    almost a cross between a fig newton & ???????? yummmmmy! - 5/30/11

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds yummy, can't wait to try
    - 5/30/11

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  • Clarification please. The recipe says one serving equals 2 cookies. Yet the nutrit info says 36 servings. This makes 36 cookies. Which is it? one cookie or two> - 5/29/11

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  • Can you tell me what temperature to bake these? - 2/11/11

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  • O.K.
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I will try these. I like using banana as a sweetner. - 1/9/11

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  • very tasty.....and not too sweet, which I hate in a cookie...yeah, I know ... a contradiction, but I loved tasting the spices... - 12/30/10

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  • I brought these to my office which is significantly men and they loved them. One even asked for the recipe. - 12/27/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Sounds good! - 12/9/10

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Is this Tablespoons or Teaspoons. I should know this. Thinking it is teaspoons as the t is lower case. - 12/8/10

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  • O.K.
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    1 stick of butter = 1/4 lb. I think? Anyway, I'm on a diet and don't bake. - 12/8/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    the first time I used flour for cookies I bought prepare dough or box - 12/8/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I can't wait to make these up. - 11/22/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I agree if you can you should use butter for baked goods. But I personally am sensitive to dairy fat, causes severe diarrhea in me so I use Earth Balance Margerine. The ingredients seem to be less offensive than some others - 11/20/10

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Gotta try these. - 11/6/10

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  • Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Gonna try it, love spice cookies.... - 8/17/10

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