Healthy Ginger Cookies

With whole grain flour and no refined sugar, these ginger cookies are a healthier option for your holiday treats.

  • Author: Healthy Happy Mama
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Yield: 36 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Cuisine: American



2 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup vegetables shortening

1 cup coconut sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

1/4 cup sugar (for rolling the dough in)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2.  In a medium bowl, whisk together the first six ingredients.

3.  In a large bowl, beat together the shortening with a mixer on medium for 30 seconds.  Add 1 cup coconut sugar and beat until combined.  Beat in the eggs and molasses.  Finally, beat in the flour mixture.

4. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll them in the 1/4 cup sugar. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet, 1 1/2 inches apart.

5.  Bake for 8-9 minutes or until the bottoms are light brown and the tops are puffed.  Do not overbake.  Cool on a cookie sheet for one minute, and then gently transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.  Enjoy!


Note:  Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens 100 Best Cookies