I bought boxed cake/cookie mix from Trader Joe’s since I was in the spirit of the Holidays, and made some treats for my coworkers.
I made them without oil, and used a combination of pumpkin puree and applesauce. I did add some brown sugar to the top (which I have decided that they really didn’t need–I think it makes them look worse).
I baked a thin layer of the cake in a 9×13 pan, and when it cooled, I used a cookie cutter to cut out gingerbread shapes:
This was a great idea, but I would like it to be healthier. I love my healthy food!
It would probably be a great idea for other Holidays, and kids since you can cut out different fun shapes. But, I like novelty shapes too!
So, next time, I will nix the Trader Joe’s version, and make my own healthier cake version