Skinny Gingerbread Cookies

December 9, 2016
Hey y’all, happy Friday! First of all I’d like to say how relieved I am for it to be the end of the week – I had so much going on and I am in desperate need of the weekend. Second of all, I’m so sorry I haven’t posted here in a week. Again, I was super busy but I expect another post on either Monday or Tuesday :)

So anyways, since there’s only a little more than a week or so ’til christmas, I thought it would be fitting to do a traditional gingerbread cookie recipe. These are so good and filled with yummy spices, so I hope you try these out some time this holiday season!

I didn’t have any gingerbread man cookie cutters so I improvised by using christmas tree and candy cane cutters :) The present and snowman head ones are just for decoration, but I plan to use those as well. 

Honestly this entire process brought back so many old Christmas memories back of my family and I making cookies together, and getting into the holiday spirit by baking!

These cookies are super crisp and spice-y, which I love (sorry about this one being a little blurry!)I’m not the best at decorating cookies, but this is the best I could do lol!

I hope y’all give these a try, they really are so yummy and perfect for a Christmasy treat! Meanwhile, I’ll just be in my room watching Christmas movies and Youtube videos…

Skinny Gingerbread Cookies

  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together coconut oil and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add in water, molasses, and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  4.  Slowly pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix together to for a uniformed dough (use hands if needed). Roll out the dough, cut out cookies using a cookie cutter, and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake for 9 – 12 minutes or until cookies are still slightly soft to the touch. Let cool for 30 minutes. Enjoy!


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