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Ginger Spice & Raisin Cookies

The smell of gingerbread brings a familiar warmth to the holidays.  This lower-fat spin on a traditional holiday treat is sure to please everyone at the table...and they’ll never know it’s made with whole wheat!  Yes, there is a little butter and real sugar...but remember it’s a special treat.  The word is holiday, not holi-week, or holi-month!

Serves: 1 cookie


1/4 cup butter 

1 cup sugar, minus 1 Tbsp 

1/4 cup molasses 

3 large egg whites 

1.75 cups all-purpose flour 

1/3 cup whole wheat flour 

1 tsp baking soda 

1/4 tsp cinnamon 

1/2 tsp ground ginger 

1 pinch of ground cloves (about 1/16 tsp) 

3/4 cup raisins 


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly spray cookie sheets and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add butter and cream until soft.  Add the sugar and molasses and mix well.  Beat in the egg whites and stir until creamy.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients.  Add the dry ingredients into wet mixture and stir until well incorporated.
  4. Stir in raisins.

Spoon by heaping teaspoons onto a prepared baking sheet.  Bake for 12-15 minutes