Saturday, December 10, 2011

Ginger Spiced Cookies

Here's a holiday cookie that won't leave you in a sugar coma. Grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free! How can you beat that? Of course most of you are asking the question," Can these cookies even taste good?" The answer is a resounding,"Yes!" We made these delicious discs at my Healthy Holiday Cooking and Beyond class last week. Everyone agreed they were tasty!


  • 3 cups blanched almond flour

  • 1/2 cup molasses

  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

  • 3 T palm shortening

  • 1 T coconut milk

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger

  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves

  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a sauce pan, heat molasses to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add maple syrup, palm shortening, and coconut mil. Stir ingredients until combined and remove from heat.

In a bowl, combine all dry ingredients. Mix wet and dry ingredients together until fully blended.

Drop spoonfuls (silverware teaspoon) of batter onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Yields approximately 3 dozen cookies.

Nutritional Breakdown per cookie: Calories - 82, Carbs - 6.8g, Sugar - 4g, Fat - 5.6g


  1. definitely going to try this, Lisa. Thanks for sharing. Do you suppose coconut oil would work for the palm?

  2. Jenny- I think you need the shortening since it is a baked good. The coconut oil might change the texture. I'm pretty sure they have palm shortening at Ashton Kroger and definitely at Healthy Life Market.