These Chewy Ginger-Molasses Cookies have the perfect balance of sugar and spice. Molasses gives them soft and chewy centers, which I prefer over traditional crunchy ginger snaps. Plus, ginger aids in digestion, making these the perfect after-dinner cookies!
The holidays really aren't the same without a cookie plate to share. Whether you're baking cookies for your own party or giving a plate to a friend, you can still have indulgent, tasty treats minus all the sugar and fat. From chocolate to peanut butter with plenty of seasonal spices thrown in, here are 11 healthy cookies to enjoy this holiday season.
Everyone loves cookie cake, right? We have a chocolate chip cookie cake that is not only gluten-free but egg- and dairy-free, too. It is full of flavor with a great soft, cakelike texture. Plus the three-ingredient coconut frosting is too good not to try.
Get the recipe after the break!
I was totally inspired by Heather’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Protein Balls, that I decided to make my own — a little different, of course because that’s how I roll. I grain-free-i-fied them, making them a little more Paleo. Not totally though, because I still used whey protein powder — but it’s hydrolyzed whey — if that makes them better. You could easily replace the whey protein powder with unsweetened cocoa powder and they’d be just as ah-mah-zing.
9 dates, pitted
1 1/4 cup raw almonds
3/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt
3 scoops chocolate whey protein, OR 2 to 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/3 cup chocolate chips
These cookies may be small, but they make up for their size in the flavor department. They’re all natural, have only five ingredients and no added sugar – overall a great alternative to white flour and sugar-based cookies. Storing the cookies in the fridge will keep them dense, chewy, and delicious.
See the recipe after the break!
Sometimes, you just need some cookie dough. FitSugar reader AllieNic knows how to satisfy those cravings. First, make a healthier cookie dough using almond meal and honey, then drop these balls into melted chocolate to make grain-free cookie dough truffles, which she posted in our Healthy Recipe group.
It’s been about four million years since I made anything containing chocolate.
This doesn’t mean I haven’t been eating chocolate — I have — I just haven’t made my own sweet treats.
Find out how she makes these cookie dough truffles after the break.
Traditionally, dairy is the backbone of baking because it's what keeps cookies, cakes, and bars moist, fluffy, and held together. But being dairy-free doesn't mean you have to give up rich desserts and settle for dense, flavorless rocks that label themselves as treats. There are ways to substitute these key ingredients in baking, resulting in desserts that can even fool the milkman. Vegan or lactose intolerant? Then check out these healthy, dairy-free cookie and bar recipes and get baking!
Today we have you a simple and easy recipe for soft cookies. These cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and low in sugar! They are tasty, and I know if you are a carob lover, you will love these addicting cookies!
I believe little indulgences are a part of life, and cookies are one of mine. While a cookie will always be a cookie, made with sugar, butter, and eggs, all cookies are not on equal standing. Some of these sweet treats contain less butter, sugar, and eggs than others, and this ginger molasses cookie falls into the healthier category. I know it's still just a cookie, but since it's packed with a spicy flavor and a snappy crunch, one cookie easily satisfies your sweet craving. Plus it makes a great dessert with sliced pear. Make these for the big game tomorrow or for your sweetheart and friends for Valentine's Day.
Check out the recipe and see how I tweaked it when you read more.