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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!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Healthy Ginger Cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 18 Servings
Calories 255 kcal
Author Sabrina


  • 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


  1. Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer or bowl.
  2. Mix in the molasses, egg, and salt.
  3. Sift together the whole wheat flour, flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg, then gradually mix into the dough.

  4. Transfer the dough to a small bowl, then cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  6. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls then lightly roll each ball in sanding sugar.
  7. Place the balls on the baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between each ball to allow room for spreading.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes until cracked on top.

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Ginger Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 36mg12%
Sodium 311mg13%
Potassium 148mg4%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 328IU7%
Calcium 22mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.