Healthy Molasses Cookies

I love chocolate cookies, but even more, I love ginger cookies. So when I stumbled upon ginger-molasses-healthy cookies on goop, I knew I had to make them. Shockingly, I followed every single ingredient and step, but they miserably failed (turned into liquid and melted all together). So, the next day, I altered the recipe, and now they are perfection. Sweet, chewy, not not overly sugar-y, spicy, and peppery. NOTE: You must refrigerate the cookies for at least 12 hours, so you have to think ahead in terms of timing.

 

End result: spicy perfection. I am giving myself a high five because the second time around, they were absolutely perfect.

End result: spicy perfection. I am giving myself a high five because the second time around, they were absolutely perfect.

Ingredients:

 

Ingredients

 

* ½ cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil

* 1 cup coconut sugar

* 3/4 of a 1/4 cup molasses (basically, 1/8 cup plus a little more)

* 1 egg

* 2 cups almond flour

* 1 teaspoon baking soda

* ½ teaspoon ground cloves

* ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

* 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger

* 1 ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

* ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom

 

Directions:

 

* In a bowl, combine oil, sugar, molasses, and egg.

 

Wet ingredients

Wet ingredients

 

* Then, add all of the dry ingredients and mix again.

 

Dry ingredients (full of aromatic spices)

Dry ingredients (full of aromatic spices)

Mixed with the wet ingredients! Ready to be put in the fridge!

Mixed with the wet ingredients! Ready to be put in the fridge!

I am so bad at waiting....12 hours wait time!

Transfer the batter to a container with a lid (or saran wrap) and let rest in the fridge for at least 12 hours (and up to 3 days)I am so bad at waiting….

 

* When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°F.

 

* Scoop cookies onto a parchment-lined baking sheet in small little balls. Place the cookies farther apart then you would think (they melt). Then flatten the cookies with the back of a spoon and bake for 7 minutes.

 

This was my first attempt and a major fail. DO NOT PLACE THE COOKIES CLOSE LIKE THIS! MUCH FURTHER APART.

This was my first attempt and a major fail. DO NOT PLACE THE COOKIES CLOSE LIKE THIS! MUCH FURTHER APART.

Too big of ball, too. I like smaller cookies, so make 1/2 tablespoon size.

Too big of ball, too. I like smaller cookies, so make 1/2 tablespoon size.

Perfection, #humblebrag

Perfection, #humblebrag

Thin as paper.

Thin as paper.

 

Nothing says HOLIDAYS more than ginger spiced (gluten-free) cookies. Enjoy!

Anika Yael Natori, aka, The Josie Girl

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5 Comments

  1. I like the sound of a healthy cookie recipe. I enjoy reading your recipes! Always so creative and very tasty (I’ve tried a few! Love the brownie recipe). I can’t wait to try this latest one. 🙂

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