Clean eating ginger cookies are my contribution to the Fill The Cookie Jar for December of 2016.
My family and I have made a change in the way we eat. We now eat more clean and real food. That means, no processed food and reduced amounts of sugar and bad fats. We also eat organic when possible.
At times this can be a bit challenging. Most cookies have oil or shortening in them. Those are two items I don’t stock in my pantry any longer. (Of course, I do have olive oil). I am sharing some items you might want to look closer at, I am an affiliate with these companies.
These clean eating ginger cookies have these good for you ingredients in them (and more):
When I think of Christmas cookies, I immediately think of ginger cookies. I knew that I wanted to “clean up” my old recipe for ginger cookies. It wasn’t really that hard. A switch of the flour and the fat that I normally used and I had a clean version of a family favorite.
Clean Eating Ginger Cookies Recipe
Ginger cookies that are made with healthy ingredients.
- 3/4 cup coconut oil
- 3/4 cup organic brown sugar I use Bob's Red Mill
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp ginger
In a large mixing bowl, cream the coconut oil and molasses thoroughly. Then add the egg
In a separate bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Stir with a whisk. Slowly stir the dry mixture into the molasses mixture just until dough forms.
Preheat the oven to 375ºF degrees.
Roll the dough into 1 tsp sized balls. Then roll in Turbinado sugar.
Bake 6-9 minutes.
As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, smash them down a little with a flat bottom glass or your fingers. This will give them the crinkled look
Cool the cookies on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Here is a little tip when you make these clean eating ginger cookies.
Pay attention to they type of coconut oil you use. I used a butter flavor coconut oil from Barlean’s for these cookies. Some coconut oils will taste like coconut and you don’t want your cookies to have that flavor. Look for a coconut oil that doesn’t have a taste to it, or that has a butter taste. You will be happy you did.
Make a batch of these clean eating ginger cookies today! As you can see, they won’t last long.