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Healthy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Slightly crisp on the outside, chewy on the inside, and spiced just right - you won't be able to tell that these are healthy ginger cookies!
Course Baked Goods, Dessert
Keyword christmas cookies, ginger cookies, ginger molasses cookies, healthy ginger cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author hannahmageerd


  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup fancy molasses
  • 2 cups whole grain spelt flour can sub. whole wheat flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves


  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease 1-2 cookie sheets. Cream the butter and brown sugar together, then beat in the egg and molasses, one at a time.
  • Add spelt flour, baking soda, salt, ground cloves, cinnamon and ginger. Mix to combine and cookie dough forms.
  • With clean hands, shape the dough into balls and roll in a small dish of sugar until lightly coated. Place on greased cookie sheet(s) and lightly press each cookie with the back of a fork.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Cookies should be golden brown and will flatten slightly but this is expected. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack until completely cooled.