Bake these as small puffy powdered sugar dusted rounds, or as traditional gingerbread men - either way these are a winner. No substitutions if you'd like your cookies to be delicious!


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup Truvia or Splenda Brown Sugar Blend
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg


  • Cream the butter and Truvia.
  • Stir in the molasses and 1/2 cup water.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg in a small bowl, and add to the wet ingredients.
  • Blend until soft dough forms.
  • Using a 1 1/2 teaspoon metal ice cream type scoop, or teaspoon place small round portions 1 inch apart on a lined or well greased cookie sheet.


  • Chill dough several hours or overnight. Roll out 1/2 inch thick. Cut into circles, trees, or gingerbread men using cookie cutters.
  • Place on well greased baking sheet.

Baking Instructions:

  • Bake at 375 degrees until, when touched lightly with finger, almost no imprint remains.
  • Leave on baking sheet 2-3 minutes, then remove to cooling rack.
January 05, 2000
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