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Healthier Gingerbread cookies


Christmas is around the corner so I got you covered with my Healthier Gingerbread Cookies!

I absolutely love gingerbread everything. It’s so nostalgic and just perfect for this time of the year. These cookies are no exception! You get all the spicy flavor with a healthy twist.

These Healthier Gingerbread Cookies are on the chewy side of thr cookie spectrum. They’re super good and can keep well in a well closed container for up to 3 weeks! So let’s get baking!

Healthier Gingerbread cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill time: 1 hour
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 30 cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter or coconut oil melted
  • 1 large egg

Glaze decoration

  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp water


  • In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch sugar, baking powder, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and vanilla.
  • Add the molasses, melted butter and egg. Whisk until you have a dough. If dough is not coming together, add 1-2 tbsp water until you have it does. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
  • When chilled, preheat your oven to 180°C and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough on a well floured surface and start cutting the shapes that you want with a cookie cutter. 
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 mins until cookies are a bit firm to the touch. Remove from oven, let them cool for another 10 mins in the pan before removing. 

Glaze decoration

  • Mix the powdered sugar with water until desired consistency (start with only 1 tbsp, mix very well and add more water if needed), put in a zip lock bad, cut the edge and start decorating!
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