It is 33 degrees outside as I write this, sitting on the back porch at 6 am. It’s still dark and my coffee is close at hand. I love this change in the weather-it means all things nutmeg and Christmas and Thanksgiving and decorating and making presents and more coffee and hot tea and….
(I love the original Ginger Snap type Cookies, don’t get me wrong. But with ingredients like 1 1/2 Cups of Shortening and 1 Cup of Sugar…I wanted to find a healthy alternative that would satisfy my ginger cookie loving ways.)
2 1/4 C Flour, plus 3-4 TBS
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/8 tsp Salt
3/4 C Ripe Bananas
1 tsp liquid Stevia
1/4 C Molasses
2 Powdered Packets of Stevia to Sprinkle the puffy tops (not necessary, but nice)
Preheat the oven to 350. Makes 40-45 cookies.
- Dry Ingredients:
- 2¼ C Flour, plus 3-4 TBS
- 2 tsp Ground Ginger
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- ¾ tsp Cinnamon
- ½ tsp Ground CLoves
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- Wet Ingredients:
- ¾ C Ripe Bananas
- 1 tsp liquid Stevia
- 1 egg
- ¼ C Molasses
- Top With:
- 2 Powdered Packets of Stevia to Sprinkle the puffy tops (not necessary, but nice)
- Preheat the oven to 350.
- Add all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Add all wet ingredients in a large mixing bowl and blend thoroughly.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, until the batter becomes too thick.
- Add the rest of the dry ingredients, mixing by hand.
- Add the 3-4 TBS of flour.
- Spoon onto ungreased cookie sheet and sprinkle with powdered Stevia.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes.
- Cool on pan on wire rack for 1 minute.
- Transfer puffs to wire rack and cool completely.
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