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5 from 8 votes

Healthier Whole Grain Molasses Cookies

Made with whole grain flour, without refined sugar and with healthy oil, no one will know that these cookies are "healthified"!  They have a superbly chewy texture and phenomenal flavor!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Kimberly Killebrew


  • 2/3 cup olive or avocado oil (don't worry, you won't be able to taste the olive oil)
  • 1 cup coconut sugar or equivalent dry sweetener of choice
  • (My kids enjoy these with half the amount of sugar)
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups einkorn flour (or whole grain flour of choice)
  • - see blog post for info about einkorn
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • organic cane sugar for rolling


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, add the oil, coconut sugar, egg and molasses and beat until combined.
    In another bowl, add the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg and stir to combine. 
    Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until combined into a stiff dough.
  • Roll the batter into 1-inch balls and then roll the balls in cane sugar.  Place the balls on a lined cookie sheet spaced two inches apart.
    Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are crackly on top and a little darker around the edges.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Sodium: 157mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g