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Healthy Ginger Cookies

Healthy Ginger Cookies are the perfect holiday treat. With all the warm holiday spices, chewy texture and sugar sprinkles and less of the calories and fat!
Yield 18 Servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cups brown sugar , packed
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup coarse sanding sugar , for rolling


  • Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer or bowl.
  • Mix in the molasses, egg, and salt.
  • Sift together the whole wheat flour, flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, then gradually mix into the dough.
  • Transfer the dough to a small bowl, then cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll the dough into 1-inch balls then lightly roll each ball in sanding sugar.
  • Place the balls on the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each ball to allow room for spreading.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until cracked on top.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword: Healthy Ginger Cookies