There's something seriously addicting about these ginger-cinnamon molasses cookies. Get the kids involved in the preparation--they'll have fun flattening each cookie with a glass dipped in a cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a large mixing bowl beat margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add brown sugar, baking soda, ginger, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Beat mixture until combined. Beat in egg and molasses. Beat in as much of the all-purpose and white whole-wheat flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour with a wooden spoon. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

  • Lightly coat cookie sheet with cooking spray or line with parchment paper; set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  • Shape dough into balls that are slightly less than 1-inch in diameter. In a small dish combine the granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Roll balls in sugar-cinnamon mixture. Place balls 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheet. Flatten each ball to a 1/2-inch thickness with bottom of a glass, dipping glass in the sugar mixture if it sticks. Bake for 7 minutes or until edges are set. Remove from cookie sheet; transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.


Tips: If using a sugar substitute in the cookies, we recommend Splenda(R) Brown Sugar Baking Blend. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2/3 cup brown sugar. Baking time may need to be decreased slightly. Nutrition Per Serving with Substitute: Same as below, except 44 cal., 7 g carb. (3 g sugars), 44 mg sodium.

We do not recommend using a sugar substitute for granulated sugar used to coat the cookies.

Nutrition Facts

49 calories; protein 0.7g 1% DV; carbohydrates 8.6g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.2g 1% DV; sugars 4.7g; fat 1.3g 2% DV; saturated fat 0.2g 1% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 71.8IU 1% DV; vitamin cmg; folate 11.4mcg 3% DV; calcium 7.9mg 1% DV; iron 0.4mg 2% DV; magnesium 5.9mg 2% DV; potassium 43.8mg 1% DV; sodium 45.3mg 2% DV.