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Cinnamon-Ginger Cookies (Biscotti dello Canella-Zenzero)

Cinnamon-Ginger Cookies (Biscotti dello Canella-Zenzero)

These drop cookies are terrific with a cup of coffee or tea—and easy for guests to eat while they play games. For the best flavor, make sure your spices are fresh; if they smell strong, they are good to use.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2008

  • Yield: 30 cookies (serving size: 1 cookie)

Ingredients

  • 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • Dash of salt
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free milk
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and next 6 ingredients (through salt), stirring with a whisk.

3. Combine butter and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Beat in 3 tablespoons milk, molasses, and vanilla extract. Add flour mixture to butter mixture, and beat on low speed until blended. Shape dough into a 6-inch disk. Cover and chill for 30 minutes.

4. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray. Shape dough into 30 balls (about 2 teaspoons each). Place remaining 1/2 cup sugar in a shallow bowl. Roll dough balls in sugar; place 2 inches apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Flatten balls slightly with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 350° for 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans 4 minutes. Remove cookies from pans; cool completely on wire racks.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 69
  • Calories from fat: 31%
  • Fat: 2.4g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.1g
  • Protein: 0.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.5g
  • Fiber: 0.2g
  • Cholesterol: 6mg
  • Iron: 0.4mg
  • Sodium: 54mg
  • Calcium: 9mg
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