Best Ever Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Let me just start by saying that these cookies are just to die for. I have never made these before and to tell you the truth I really don’t know why because I really love ginger and all of the spices that are associated with this cookie batter……

For a long time now my husband has been wanting to have some ginger molasses cookies. We just came back from Tennessee and after trying some healthy store bought cookies I promised him I make him some on our return home, nice of me right? :-)

Another thing I love about this cookie recipe is the fact that I managed to make it a little bit healthier than the usual ginger molasses cookie recipe……..and what a success my recipe was!!

I figured I make just one batch and see how they turn out. To my surprise, extremely good so next time around I will double the batch since they are almost gone.

I truly hope you try this recipe because by far these are the best healthy ginger molasses cookies I have ever tried. By the way I got about 20 good size cookies.

Enjoy!

On the left picture you can appreciate the cookies just before placing in the oven. I did pat them down with my finger tips but you can use whatever method you may like. The right picture depicts the cookies cooling down after baking.

……..and the final product……. Just superb!!

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Best Ever Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

Miryam's original cookies

Yield: 16-18 cookies

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
1 cup oat flour, you can use 2 cups whole wheat if you don't have oat flour
1 teaspoon aluminum free baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 cup unrefined sugar. I will use 1/2 cup next time.
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup molasses
1 egg, at room temperature

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper.

In a mixing bowl beat the sugar, oil, egg and molasses until combined. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger, and combine the mixture with a rubber spatula.

Scoop the dough with 2 spoons onto the baking sheets making sure to leave some room as they will expand during baking. Flatten them lightly with your fingers.

Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the sheets for 2-3 minutes and transfer them to wire racks to cool.

Note: If you use the 2 cups of whole wheat pastry flour in place of the oat flour you will have to roll out the dough between plastic wrap to 1/4 inch thickness. You will also have to add and extra 2 Tbsp of olive oil to the batter.

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19 comments

  1. Cute, delicious and perfect for V-day. I love coconut.

  2. these cookies are so cute! will definitely try this recipe =)

  3. Miryam me encantan, te han quedado preciosas y claro ideales para St. Valentin.
    besos

  4. aww, these biscuits are adorable! I love coconut so I bet I’d love these.

  5. I am definitely making these for Valentine’s! Actually… I may just have to make a batch this week. Great recipe with hood ingredients. Thanks for sharing!

  6. yum! love the heart shaped cookies!

  7. How beautiful!!!! The very second I saw the picture I wanted to make these!

    I have to go to work soon so I can’t, but maybe I’ll make some tonight.

    We’ll see if I have time. If not tonight, definitely soon!!

    Thanks so much for the yummy recipe! :)

  8. you could substitute coconut oil for the butter, it would work really well in this recipe.

  9. These cookies are so pretty. They just look so dainty, perfect for Valentine’s Day. I have a new linky on my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday” and I’d like to invite you to stop by and link this up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/01/sweets-for-saturday-1_21.html

  10. Hola,
    Moltes gràcies per passar pel meu blog. No coneixia el teu, suposo perquè està en anglès, però el traductor han anat de meravella i et puc llegir a la perfecció. Jo vull mirar d’aconseguir colorant alimentari. Una vegada en vaig veure en un super i o el vaig comprar però des de llavors no n’hi he vist més. Les galetes t’han sortit maquíssimes!
    Una forta abraçada, t’aniré visitant.

  11. Preciosas te han quedado!Y como me gustan a mi todos los dulces que llevan coco.Me apunto la receta!besos!!!

  12. Sounds awesome! Would substituting Splenda for the sugar and Smart Balance for the butter work out?

  13. Amanda,

    Thanks for visiting my blog

    I would say you can use smart balance instead of butter but make sure that smart balance does not have hydrogenated fats as an ingredient aka trans fats, very bad for you, a lot worse than saturated fats.

    About splenda, I don’t know but you would have to use half the amount since splenda it is stronger in sweetness right?

    If I were you I would experiment with the recipe by doing just half in case something goes wrong!! Let me know how it turns out if you make them with those substitutions :-)

  14. Thank god! A healthy and tasty option for dessert. Both coconut (my favorite) and whole wheat pastry flour, what could be better?!

  15. These look so delicious!! Reminds me of the type my mom used to make when I was a lil’ girl. Aww.. memories.

  16. Hi Miryam,

    Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I made them today and posted it to my blog. I also cited you as the owner of this recipe. Please don’t be mad, I made them a little unhealthy by dipping them in chocolate! You can view it here, http://www.inner-gourmet.com/2011/02/valentines-day-coconut-cookies.html

    Thank you again, these were delightful!

  17. Beautiful! your posted Valentine’s Day Coconut Cookies looking delicious…
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  18. Thanks Mrs Gourmet express. I am glad you like the cookies :-)

  19. Your content is shows potential, m gona add this to my bookmarks.
    my valentine heart

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