Holiday Cookies

This is the season we put our diets on hold and indulge in yummy Holiday treats. They’re so easy to make. Every Holiday season, my mom made her famous Gossmar cookies (German gingerbread cookies). I absolutely love these gingerbread cookies because they are delicious, low fat and soft. For me, Gossmar gingerbread cookies are better than the traditional crispy gingerbread cookies.


1 ½ cups all purpose flour

½ tspn ground ginger or cayenne pepper

½ tspn all-spice

¼ tspn cloves

¼ tspn cardamom

2/3 stick (1/3 cup) butter, softened

1/3 cup molasses

¼ cup brown sugar


Medium bowl – whisk flour, dry ingredients

Large bowl – cream butter w/mixer on medium speed

Add molasses and brown sugar, beat until combined

Refrigerate 1 hour

Bake 375 degrees, 5-6 min

Note: cookies should be slightly under-cooked and soft