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Healthy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Clean-eating cookie lovers will adore these no-refined sugar, vegetarian, and dairy-free Healthy Ginger Molasses Cookies. Soft, delicious and oh so gingery, they are soon to be your favorite!

Categories Baked Good, Bread
Difficulty Easy
Keyword healthy ginger molasses cookies, soft ginger molasses cookies, soft molasses ginger cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 109 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp black strap molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp water plus more if needed
  • 2 tbsp fresh ginger finely chopped

For the Spice Topping:

  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ground cloves, nutmeg, ground ginger, and sea salt.

  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer or using your hands, beat together the coconut sugar, coconut oil, and molasses on medium speed until smooth in texture, about 3-5 minutes.

  5. Turn the speed to low and add the egg, Beat for an additional minute until well combined. With the mixer still on low, slowly add the flour mixture. Once all the dry ingredients are incorporated, mix on medium speed for an additional minute. At this time, if you find the mixture is too crumbly and needs moisture, add 1 tsp. oil and 1 tbsp. water and mix well. Add an additional tsp. oil and tbsp. water if necessary.
  6. Add the fresh ginger and mix until well combined.

  7. Combine the spice mixture, and then spread out onto a flat surface or plate.

  8. Using a spoon, scoop a small amount of the dough for each cookie. Using your hands, gently roll each cookie into approximately a 1 3/4-inch ball and then slightly flatten with your palm or fingers. You may need to wet your hands with a tiny amount of water to prevent sticking. Once flattened, press each side of the cookie into the cinnamon sugar in a shallow dish and then place cookie onto baking sheet.

  9. Bake 9-13 minutes. The cookies will be cracked on top and soft inside. Don't wait for the cookies to turn golden, as that will overcook them. Remove the cookies from the oven and let stand on baking sheets for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Ginger Molasses Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 9mg3%
Sodium 96mg4%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 13IU0%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.