Ooooh, a new HG holiday recipe... plus a round-up of some classics. FANTASTIC!
HG's Thin-gerbread Men
PER SERVING (1 cookie): 59 calories, 1.25g fat, 98mg sodium, 11.5g carbs, 1g fiber, 4.5g sugars, 0.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2* You're not too fattening. We like that in a man
Ingredients: One 14.5-oz. package gingerbread cake and cookie mix 1 cup Fiber One bran cereal (original) 1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin 2 tbsp. whole-wheat flour (for dusting) 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1/4 tsp. baking powder 3 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda) dash salt
Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a blender or food processor, grind Fiber One to a breadcrumb-like consistency. Transfer crumbs to a medium bowl.
To the bowl, add all ingredients except for the flour and pumpkin. Stir well and set aside. In a separate small bowl, combine pumpkin with 1/4 cup warm water. Mix well.
Add pumpkin mixture to the medium bowl. Stir until blended. (This may take a while -- you'll get there!) Once combined, use your hands to knead dough into two balls.
Line two extra-large baking sheets with parchment paper. Prepare a dry surface by dusting it with some of the flour. Dust a rolling pin with the flour, as well.
Roll out one dough ball on the floured surface, forming a square about 10 inches by 10 inches.
Using a 3-inch gingerbread-man cookie cutter, cut 16 cookies. (You'll probably have to re-roll the trimmings to cut the last few cookies.) Transfer cookies to one of the baking sheets. Repeat with the other dough ball, for a total of 32 cookies. Using a toothpick, "carve" little eyes and smiles into the cookies.
Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, until edges are firm.
Let cool for a minute or two before removing cookies from the baking sheet. Then let cool completely. Enjoy (just not all at once)!
MAKES 32 SERVINGS
More Food for the Festivities!
Here are a few of our holiday favorites to share with your friends...
Cheesy Butternut Bake - Since this is the season of sharing, we want to share multiple recipes featuring butternut squash. Is that so wrong?
CHEW ON THIS: Today, December 18th, is National Roast Suckling Pig Day. We're taking a liberal interpretation of this one and celebrating by inhaling some of our De-Pudged Pigs in a Blanket. Yum!
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*The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.