Sunday, April 10, 2011

Whole Wheat Gingerbread Cookies

This recipe is, perhaps, more for Autumn.  But my husband is such a health nut that it is not easy to get him to eat cookies.  I need him to eat cookies with me so that I won't feel so guilty.  (Even though the nice thing about using (semi) healthy ingredients is that you can eat as many as you want and it's okay.)  (I think?!)  But anyways, I wanted to make him a treat for his lunches, and he likes these so much that he'll eat the whole batch if I don't hide them.

The original recipe is Big Soft Ginger Cookies from  It has 2,777 positive reviews, so you know it will be good! I just made a couple of changes to make it healthier.


2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour (I used white wheat flour this time, but I've also used regular whole wheat and they still come out great)
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup raw sugar or sucanat
1 egg
1 tablespoon water
1/4 cup molasses

Side note... do you see that brand of molasses I bought?  Brer Rabbit?  When I opened it up, I realized that it didn't have any kind of seal, nor did the lid pop up.  I went back to the store but none of the bottles had any type of seal!  So I guess they are sold that way!  I was hesitant to use it, but I did, and we are still alive.


-Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

-Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  If you use sucanat or raw sugar, it doesn't always look so light and fluffy:

-Beat in the egg, water, and molasses.

-Add the dry ingredients.

-Shape the dough into walnut-sized balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.

-Spray the bottom of a glass with nonstick spray, and then use the glass to flatten the cookies.

-Bake 8-10 minutes.  When you take out the cookie sheet, let the cookies sit on it for a few more minutes to finish baking.

Now, leave just a few out for others to eat and hide the rest quick! Especially if you want to save some for yourself! :)

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  1. Oooh! These look so yummy! thanks for sharing! check out my blog too.
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  2. Hey, you found your camera cord! Wow, you take NICE photos! I wish I could try one of your cookies. I never bake that healthy--sorry to admit. It was SO fun to see you last week!
    Love you!, Aunt Heidi