Healthy Treat for Christmas: Gingersnap Cookie

Baking has become one of the essential holiday traditions for every family. For this year especially, baking can be done virtually with friends and family who live far away. Imagine baking over a virtual call and comparing the results and chatting as you indulge in your creations. You can create great memories together.

What better treat to bond over than gingersnaps? Gingersnap recipes can come in so many varieties - many of them are healthy gingersnaps. They are a gluten-free cookie that includes natural sugars. They are also low-fat ginger cookies. What more could you want?

Check out this recipe for healthy gingersnaps:

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

Cinnamon Sugar Topping:

  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions:

  1. Mix together the first 4 ingredients. Then add the dry ingredients and mix.
  2. Let the dough chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and roll the dough into small balls. Coat them with the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  4. Place on a greased cookie sheet, flattening them with the back of a spoon. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

When it comes to baking, you can add your own variations to make the cookie more tasty or healthy. Adding ground cashews or almonds to the batter will contribute a nutty flavor and chewy texture. You will also get the benefits of the healthy nuts, like the protein and omega-3 fatty acids.

If you’d rather not mess with the batter, you can serve your gingersnaps with a side of nuts and dried fruit on a charcuterie board. When you bake treats and mix in healthy snacks, you are providing moderation to the people you are serving. Treats are delicious and can be eaten hand-in-hand with healthy snacks to add balance to your diet.

Our goal at Nature’s Garden is to provide you and your family with healthy snacks. Our dried fruit and nuts are filled with antioxidants and omega-3’s that will benefit your health. They are packaged conveniently and are delicious, on top of it all. Visit our website to learn more and start your family on the path to healthy eating.

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