12 Days of Health Ginger Bread Cookies

Hello, participants! It is day eight of 12 Days of Health challenge. Below is the third recipe out of the four you will get. Please share on Instagram what your favorite healthy holiday recipes are or your own version of this recipe. Be sure to tag @girlgettinfit and @bodysamantix as well as #12daysofhealth. Late posts are always excepted up until December 24th.



  • 2 3/4  cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of molasses
  • 1 large egg


Step 1~

Heat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, and salt.

Step 2~

Using an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar until smooth. Add the molasses and egg and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Step 3~

Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually add the flour mixture, mixing until just incorporated. Shape into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 30 minutes.

Step 4~

On a floured surface, roll the dough to ¼ inch thick. Using cookie cutters, cut into shapes; place on parchment-lined baking sheets.

Step 5~

Bake until firm, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.



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