Giant Low Fat Ginger Cookies

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

These are wonderful soft and chewy ginger cookies. They make a lovely afternoon treat or could be put in a lunch box. They are originally from "Hey, Mom! I'm Hungry!" by Susan Powter and were supposed to be cookies to use to make ice cream sandwiches. Honestly, though, they never last long enough in our house to put ice cream between them! They are gobbled up as soon as they are cool enough to hold!


  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine the flour through the brown sugar and mix well.
  3. Using an electric mixer combine the butter, molasses, egg whites, and applesauce.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  6. Drop the batter by 1 1/2 tablespoons onto the baking sheet.
  7. These will spread so allow some room.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes per batch or until they are starting to brown on the bottom.
  9. Let these cool on a rack.
Most Helpful

Taste was good, but they flattened completely out & were therefore crispy. Ugh.

Cookin4GoodLookin October 16, 2012

I don't know what I did wrong?! The flavor is good but they spread out WAY to much! Will try again and see what happens. I am in Montana and we have a higher altitude so maybe that did it??

fancyfrancy July 25, 2011

Very good! I made these for a couple I care for and have low fat diets and they really liked them. (so did I)

Sailin' Babe February 23, 2011