Healthy Gingerbread Cookies Without Molasses

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies Without Molasses

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies Without Molasses. What is the secret ingredient in savory pastries, muffins along with other baked goods? Buttermilk, which lends a fun, hearty flavor with fewer calories than milk products or cream.

Organic buttermilk, produced without resorting to pesticides, synthetic hormones or antibiotics, isn’t only wonderful for baking, it’s great as being a base for soups and salad dressings or as being a marinade. It also is often accustomed to coat poultry and fish before frying or baking.

Many enjoy drinking this versatile dairy product on it’s own; it pairs well with sweet fruits and desserts.

Autumn Brennan, Organic Valley’s food aficionado, affords the following holiday recipe for buttermilk gingerbread. The spicy, rich taste of old-fashioned gingerbread reaches the heart of numerous holiday celebrations, she says.

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies Without Molasses

(Makes 16 servings)

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (sifted)

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup molasses

1/3 cup raw sugar

1/2 cup Organic Valley unsalted cultured butter, melted

1/2 cup Organic Valley cultured lowfat buttermilk, chilled and well-shaken

1 Organic Valley Grade A huge brown egg

Healthy Gingerbread Cookies Without Molasses

Preheat oven to 325 F. Lightly grease an 8-by-8-by-2-inch metal baking pan. Sift flour, spices, baking soda and sea salt to a medium mixing bowl.

In a considerable mixing bowl, whisk together molasses, 1/3 cup sugar, butter, buttermilk and egg. Fold inside the dry ingredients.

Pour gingerbread batter in the prepared baking pan. Place the pan for the middle rack from the oven. Bake for 25 to half an hour, or until an inserted tester happens clean. Allow the cake for cooling completely inside the pan.

Cut into 16 squares. Top with homemade whipped cream and garnish with candied ginger.

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