ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Dessert Recipes»
  • Cookies & Biscuits

Whole Wheat Ginger Snaps Recipe

Updated on January 2, 2013
Ginger Snap Cookies
Ginger Snap Cookies | Source
Cast your vote for Ginger Snaps

Do you still have a sweet tooth after the holidays?

See results

Throughout the holidays (starting with Halloween and going through Thanksgiving, then Christmas and ending at New Year's Day), most people enjoy lots of food and sweets (candy, pies, cakes, and especially cookies). We always say, "It's the holiday, go nuts!"

Then, after two months of splurging, a lot of people decide that they need to go on a diet and burn off all those extra calories.

However; one thing that I’ve noticed (at least, for myself) is that you want to lose a few pounds or inches but you still have that holiday sweet tooth—You have gotten too used to all those tasty treats!

So, how you do deal with a propensity for tasty, fattening goodies and still lose those unwanted pounds? Simple! Just eat healthier sweets (and of course, less of them).

Ginger snaps are classic little cookies that are easy to make and if you do them right they can be healthy as well as tasty.

These ginger snaps are made using pure honey and vegetable oil, instead of molasses and butter (both are healthier substitutes). Plus, I use whole wheat flour instead of All-purpose flour.

With a recipe like this, that is both tasty and healthy, you can truly “have your cake and eat it too”.

NOTE: I’ve rolled these cookies in sugar, but you can skip this step if you really want to cut out as much sugar as possible.

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: 1-2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

Cookie Dough Ingredients:

1 whole egg

¼ cup of clover honey

1 cup of brown sugar

¾ cup of vegetable oil

2 cups of (100 percent) whole wheat flour

2 teaspoons of baking soda

¼ teaspoon of salt

½ teaspoon of ground cloves

2 teaspoons of ginger

½ teaspoon of allspice

2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon of ground nutmeg

Rolling Sugar:

¼ cup to ½ cup of white sugar (an exact amount is not required)

¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon of ground ginger

Three bowls with the wet, dry and sugar mixtures.
Three bowls with the wet, dry and sugar mixtures. | Source
The Cookie dough mixed and ready
The Cookie dough mixed and ready | Source
Cookies, rolled, sugared and flattened, ready for the oven
Cookies, rolled, sugared and flattened, ready for the oven | Source

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Gather two baking / cookies sheets together.

3. Line each cookie sheet with parchment paper.

4. Gather together three different / separate mixing bowl; a large one, medium one, and a small one. The large will be for the wet ingredients, the medium one will be for the dry ingredients and the small one will be for the rolling sugar (you can even use a small baking dish or a deep plate for the rolling sugar, but a small bowl is just fine).

5. In the large bowl combine the egg, honey, brown sugar and the oil. Mix them together until fully incorporated.

6. In the medium bowl combine the 2 cups of whole wheat flour, the salt, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and nutmeg; whisk together until well incorporated.

7. In the small bowl combine the white sugar, cinnamon and ginger.

8. Add one third of the whole wheat flour and spice mixture to the egg and oil (wet) ingredients on the large bowl.

9. Use a spatula and mix / fold the wet and dry ingredients together until well blended.

10. Add another third of the flour mixture and fold / mix again until full incorporated.

11. Add the last third of the flout and fold the mixture together, like the t5wo other times.

12. When the dough is fully mixed, take a tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball; the palms of your hands will work better than simply rolling it on a cutting board.

13. Roll the dough ball in the sugar and cinnamon and ginger mixture.

14. Place the rolled dough ball of the lined cookie sheet.

15. Repeat this step until you have about a dozen, evenly spaced, sugar covered dough balls on each cookie sheet. (You will want them about 2 inches apart from each other.)

16. Push each ball with your first two fingers (or a the palm of your hand) to lightly flatten them on the cookie sheet.

17. Place the first cookie sheet (with cookies on it) in the oven for 10-15 minutes; depending on the size of you cookies—large cookies with take longer to bake while smaller cookies with take less time. (My cookies tend to be a bit on the large size, so they take 15 minutes.)

18. When done remove the first cookie sheet from the oven and place the second cookie sheet in, and bake another 15 minutes.

19. When done remove cookies and let them cool before eating, or storing in the cookie jar. NOTE: these cookies are made with honey which “hardens” in the fridge. If you store these cookies in the fridge allow them to “warm up” after removing to eat.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Edgar Arkham profile image
      Author

      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      thanks for reading

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      You are on target about ginger cookies! Thanks for posting your whole wheat recipe for us.

    • Edgar Arkham profile image
      Author

      Edgar Arkham 5 years ago from San Jose, CA

      Thanks for reading!

    • Kennbug profile image

      Casey Goodwin 5 years ago from Escanaba Michigan

      Those look/sound very good!

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)