Healthy Homemade Ginger Cookies Made on Christmas Eve in Richmond VA

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Have you ever considered having healthier desserts for the holidays?  For the second year in a row, I've decided to make healthy Ginger Cookies based on a recipe found online last year.  Last year everyone told me they liked them.  Fortunately, that recipe still is available online this year.  It's found on Dr. Weil's Healthy Kitchen, and considered healthier than some other ginger cookie recipes.  Dr. Andrew Weil, MD is well known for his published books and articles on healthy eating and the health of older people.

one of two dough disks, cookie cutters, marble pastry slab and rolling pin

The key and house cookie cutters along with other items.  Cookie dough also is above.

One great thing about this particular recipe is that it also tastes delicious.  Instead of whole eggs, simply two egg whites are indicated in the recipe.  Also, the glaze on the cookies is a frozen apple juice (instead of sugar icing) that's been thawed. Those are two likely reasons this recipe is considered to be healthier.  However, if interested, please consult a local registered dietitian for further details.  Also, there could be a vegan substitution for the eggs whites.  Finally, there could be additional aspects of this recipe that I'm unaware of that would be considered healthier than some other ginger cookie recipes available.


Homemade ginger cookies on baking sheet

Cookies above are almost ready to be baked.  First, concentrated apple juice glaze will be added.

Friends, family, clients and prospective clients in Richmond Virginia and beyond likely will remember me with these cookies.  By being shaped as houses or keys, these cookies help to remind others that we are a residential real estate agent and perhaps would even appreciate their business or even a referral at some point!  Even if you're not a real estate agent, just find a special cookie cutter that helps remind people of your particular occupation!


Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the Richmond Virginia area?  Call me today, and let's find that matching house and key for you!

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Andrew Payne, Realtor®

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Comments (3)

Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

Andrew! What a great idea! I am going to do this next year!

I made ginger cookies this year too! I did not glaze mine. Didn't even think about that. I did press on colored sugar but not too much. At first they were soft and I was disappointed then after a day they got crunchy which is what I wanted.

Now I am going into the kitchen and get one for a snack. I really love ginger cookies!

Dec 25, 2013 11:38 PM
Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Andrew-If it comes from Dr. Weil it's got to be healthy. As I get older I'm paying closer attention to good quality food, especially deserts.

Dec 26, 2013 01:55 AM
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green

Sussie & Wayne,

Thanks for your comments.  I like when we can eat both healthy and delicious foods at the same time!

Dec 26, 2013 12:08 PM