Fat Free Ginger Cookies

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Fat Free Ginger Cookies
Source: David Lebovitz

These chewy cookies are soft and spicy. They’re amazing for being fat free, although I personally prefer the normal butter-packed ones. Also, even though they are fat free, I don’t think you can really call them healthy.

Makes about: 20 cookies
Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 10-13 minutes

Ingredients
1 cup brown sugar
¼ cup applesauce
1/3 cup molasses
2 large egg whites, room temperature
2 ¼ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 ½ tsp ground cinnamon
1 ½ tsp ground dried ginger
¼ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp salt
½ cup finely-chopped candied ginger (optional)
~½ cup additional sugar for rolling the cookies

Equipment
Baking pans

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350F. Prepare baking pans with parchment paper, or grease them well.
2. Mix together brown sugar, applesauce, molasses, and egg whites.
3. Stir in baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, pepper, and salt.
4. Mix in flour until completely combined.
5. Stir in candied ginger if desired.
6. Chill cookie dough until firm enough to roll into balls. (Chilling helps the dough not be too sticky). Sticking it in the freezer for about 30 minutes should be enough.
7. Scoop the dough out using a spoon and roll into balls. Roll cookies in the sugar.
8. Place on prepared baking pan with some space (the cookies spread a little). Bake for 10-13 minutes, or until cookies look like they are barely set in the center.
9. Let cool and enjoy!

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