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Gingerbread Men

2 c Wholewheat flour

1/4 ts Salt

1 ts Baking powder

1 ts Baking soda

2 c Natural bran

3 ts Ground ginger, or to taste

1 ts Mixed spice (allspice?)

1 ts Ground cinnamon

1/3 c Margarine

6 tb Gran. sugar-free sweetener

1 Egg, beaten

3 tb Orange juice

1 ts Margarine to grease

Heat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda, bran and spices together, then rub in margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir the sweetener into the egg and orange juice and beat into the flour mixture. Knead well, and roll out thinly on floured board. Using a cutter, cut into gingerbread men shapes (or other shapes) and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake for 15-20 min or until crisp and lightly browned. Cool on a wire tray and store in an airtight container. TOTAL RECIPE: 1690 cal, 160 g (16 units) carbohydrate, 63 g fiber, 47 g protein, 100 g fat. Source: The Diabetics' Cookbook by Roberta Longstaff & Jim Mann 1984 Shared but not tested by Elizabeth Rodier Oct 93.

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