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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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
    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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  • 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
    8 of 8 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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  • Good
    3 of 3 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Very Good
    Made these for my school staff. They loved them! - 12/19/19

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  • Thanks - 12/18/19

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  • Very good cookies. They were a hit at the cookie exchange. - 12/9/19

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  • Good
    I made mine a bit thicker - 12/6/19

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  • These sound yummy and look wonderful. - 12/4/19

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  • Good
    Pretty good. - 12/2/19

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  • Rolled mine too thin also - 12/2/19

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  • My children love these cookies and had so much fun making them, they were yummy - 12/2/19

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  • I wonder if you can substitute almond flour for the regular flour - 12/2/19

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  • Added to my reciepes - 12/2/19

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  • Good
    No - 12/2/19

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  • tasty - 12/1/19

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  • Good
    Delicious holiday treat! - 12/29/18

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 12/15/18

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  • Thanks for the rolling info, honeyb77! - 12/13/18

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  • Very tasty! - 12/2/18

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  • NICE - 12/2/18

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  • Great job! - 12/2/18

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  • O.K.
    Use Smart Balance, and whole wheat pastry flour. - 12/2/18

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  • Incredible!
    yum - 12/2/18

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  • Great - 12/2/18

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  • Incredible!
    I love these! Spice cookies are one of my favorites. - 12/2/18

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  • Incredible!
    Will be trying these for sure! - 12/2/18

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  • Fast yummy cookies! - 12/2/18

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  • Thanks for sharing. - 2/23/18

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  • Thanks can't wait to try - 12/22/17

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  • Yummy - 12/21/17

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  • Very Good
    yum - 12/20/17

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  • Great idea but will use butter instead of unhealthy margarine - 12/16/17

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  • Very Good
    Really good treat at Christmas time....enjoyed - 12/15/17

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  • Good - 12/8/17

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  • Made mine with almond flour and sugar subs to lower carbs and sugar - 12/6/17

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  • One of my holiday indulgences - 12/3/17

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  • Incredible!
    Great cookie! - 12/2/17

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  • MY DH loves rolled out sugar cookies. He really prefers the recipe we use. - 12/2/17

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  • Very Good
    yum - 12/2/17

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  • Very Good
    Nice tasting cookie. - 12/2/17

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  • Incredible!
    These were really easy to make. They came out really good. I made them last year for a party and everyone loved them. - 12/2/17

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  • These sound yummy! - 12/2/17

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  • I think I may take these to our Christmas tea at church. We are doing a cookie exchange. I will use pumpkin as others have suggested. - 12/2/17

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  • yummy - 12/2/17

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  • Incredible!
    Made these cookies for the Ladies' Tea this evening. The ones I snacked on tasted pretty good. - 12/2/17

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  • I used butter (I don't use margarine for anything). They spread out a little farther than I suspect margarine would (butter is 15% water and milk solids) but they were tasty. Hard to stop at two,though. - 12/2/17

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  • yummy - 12/2/17

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  • they taste good i will try the pumpkin - 12/2/17

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  • Incredible!
    This holiday spice cookie recipe is absolutely delicious! - 12/2/17

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  • Incredible!
    I love making the spiced cookie recipes around the holidays! They are fun and delicious!! - 12/2/17

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  • Incredible!
    Good recipe. Loved these cookies - 12/2/17

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  • Yum yum - 12/2/17

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  • EASY & TASTY - 12/2/17

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  • Spice cookies at Christmas! Tra-di-SHUN - 12/2/17

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  • very good - 12/2/17

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  • Good
    They were good
    I used the end of a glass to make rounds,
    Did cook quick. So watch they burn easy
    - 12/2/17

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  • Nice for a treat. - 12/2/17

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  • These cookies are a great Christmas treat. - 12/2/17

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