Spice Cookies

Spice Cookies

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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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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


    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


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
    33 of 33 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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  • 25 of 26 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
    24 of 24 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
    20 of 21 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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  • 16 of 17 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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