Healthier Ginger-Molasses Cookies

It’s official: baking season is upon us! And nothing says ‘holidays’ like the spicy smell of cinnamon and nutmeg in the air. Ring in the good cheer with this recipe for (healthier/chewier/super delicious) ginger molasses cookies!

Prep Time - 15 minutes

Cook Time - 10 minutes

Servings - 12 cookies

Healthier Ginger-Molasses Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups gluten free 1:1 baking flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup butter or vegan butter softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp molasses

Instructions

  1. Add flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, ground ginger, and cinnamon to a medium-sized bowl then whisk to combine. Set aside.
  2. Add softened butter and brown sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer, or a large glass bowl if using a handheld mixer, then beat until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then add egg, vanilla and molasses and beat until smooth.
  3. Add dry ingredients in two batches, mixing until just combined before adding the second batch. Then refrigerate dough until firm, at least 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper, then add granulated sugar to a bowl. Scoop dough in 1-1/2 Tablespoon portions, roll into a ball, then roll in the sugar. Place dough balls onto prepared baking sheet 2" apart then bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are light golden brown around the edges and crackly on top. DO NOT OVERBAKE!
  5. Rap the cookie sheet on the counter then let cookies cool for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.