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Healthy Ginger Snap Cookies

These Healthy Ginger Snap Cookies are a yummy makeover of a classic gingersnap cookie. They are the perfect combination of spicey and sweet. They are soft baked, chewy, and will remind you of the holidays.
4.89 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 82 kcal


  • 2 Large mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Parchment paper
  • Large cookie sheet


  • 1/4 Cup Unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut sugar 2 Tbsp for rolling
  • 1/4 Cup Unsulfured molasses not blackstrap
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup Unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cloves
  • 2 1/4 tsp Ground ginger


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Cream the butter and 1/2 cup coconut sugar in a mixing bowl.
  • Add in molasses and egg and stir until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and spices.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  • Add the remaining 2 tbsp coconut sugar to a bowl.
  • Roll the cookie dough into 24 balls and roll each one in the coconut sugar.
  • Place 12 balls on a baking sheet and flatten firmly with the palm of your hand into a circle.
  • Bake in a preheated oven on the middle shelf for 10-12 minutes.
  • Repeat the process with the 12 other dough balls.
  • Let cool on sheet for 5 mins before removing to cool on a wire rack.


  • I prefer my Ginger Snaps to be soft-baked but if you prefer them crispy bake them for 14-16 minutes instead of 10-12.
  • The cookies will stay good for up to 7 days in a plastic container or zip-top bag.
  • The cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months. Wrap them in parchment paper or wax paper and seal them in a zip-top freezer bag or secure container.
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