Health(ier) chocolate chunk molasses gingerbread cookies
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Recipe type: cookies, dessert
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Serves: 1 dozen
 
These healthier chocolate chunk molasses gingerbread cookies are chewy, soft and filled with the flavors of the holidays.
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup almond flour
  • ½ cup spelt flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ginger
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate (72% or higher), chopped
Optional sugar coating
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients (almond flour, spelt flour, baking soda and spices).
  2. In a small bowl whisk together remaining wet ingredients until completely smooth.
  3. Add wet to dry ingredients and mix together until fully incorporated.
  4. Add chocolate chunks and fold into batter.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Once chilled, roll about 1 tablespoon of batter into a ball.
  7. If coating with sugar mixture, combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and roll ball until covered.
  8. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silpat.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  10. Remove cookies from oven and press down on the top of them with a spoon for that signature molasses cookie wrinkle effect.
  11. Let cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  12. Store in an airtight container.
Recipe by Running to the Kitchen at http://www.runningtothekitchen.com/2012/12/healthier-chocolate-chunk-molasses-gingerbread-cookies/