Health is a journey. While I promote a plant based lifestyle now – these older posts reflect my journey into making healthier choices. I leave these online to support others in making changes and to show that not everything needs to change at once. Take your time and always listen to what’s right for your body.
The holiday baking ideas have started to swirl. Christmas will be here before you know it, so I’d best have my thoughts in order! These Spiced Ginger Cookies are a long-time favourite around this time of year. I’ve been making them for years – although these will have a healthier twist. I love that these spiced ginger cookies are filled with amazing and fragrant spices like cinnamon, cloves, and of course ginger! They stay soft and moist after baking and are just plain perfect!
Sometimes I love just a simple cookie but still want flavour. This is the perfect cookie for that. Very few ingredients and very few steps. They pack a ton of flavour into a little cookie and only take about 10 minutes (or less) to whip together.
When I was originally making these cookies in previous years – I used shortening. I switched that out for coconut oil (as I’ve been doing in most of my recipes) and it worked beautifully. It keeps the cookies moist which is important.
These spiced ginger cookies also have plenty of sweetness in them. Both honey and molasses keep the cookies sweet enough for the holidays without overdoing it.
Spiced Ginger Cookies
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cloves
- 1 tsp ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- Preheat oven to 325°.
- In mixer – combine all ingredients.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Portion your cookies.
- Bake 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
- Let cool.