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!
Servings 24 cookies
- 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.