Chewy ginger molasses spiced cookies stuffed with vanilla bean ice cream covered in crushed pecans for a festive holiday treat.
They are made with REAL ingredients made in 1 bowl and so easy to make you can even have your dessert before dinner if you wanted to 😉 SSHHH I won’t tell anyone #Judgementfreezone I often get told whats the point of trying to “healthify” a cookie because if you’re going to eat a cookie just EAT A COOKIE (wow thats a lot of cookie). To me its not about controlling my food or not enjoying its about feeling good about the ingredients I put into my food whether its a dessert or not. For me I know my body works and feels its best when I limit overly processed foods and sugars and if I can healthify a sweet treat and call it part of a healthy lifestyle then you bet Imma do it! Lets not forget theres ice cream sandwiched in-between these cookies so plenty of guilty pleasures to enjoy regardless.
These ginger ice cream sandwich cookies are everything!
SPICY & SWEET
COMFORTING & WARM
…and just plain delicious!
These ginger molasses ice cream cookies prove that you can eat ice cream all year round even during the holidays!
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- 1/2 cup coconut sugar (you'll need about 1/4 cup extra for rolling)
- 1/4 cup black strap molasses
- 1/2 cup softened coconut oil (soft at room temp not melted)
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp all spice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
- 1 small tub vanilla bean ice cream (I like coconut milk ice cream)
- 1/2 cup raw chopped pecans
- In a large mixing bowl cream together coconut sugar, molasses and coconut oil until light and smooth.
- Add in egg, vanilla and mix again until smooth.
- Next, mix in your spices and baking soda.
- Lastly, fold in your flour half at a time and mix through just until your batter comes together but dont over mix. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour to allow the dough to firm up so you can work with it.
- Pre-heat oven to 350F.
- Using a 1 tbsp ice cream scoop, measure out your dough one at a time and roll into balls then roll into coconut sugar before placing onto a parchment lined cookie sheet. Make sure to leave 2 inches between cookies because they will expand when baked. Do not press them down they will expand once the oils and sugars melt in the oven. Bake cookies for 9-10 min depending on your oven. They bake up pretty fast and you don't want the bottoms to burn.
- Once baked allow cookies to cool for 10 min before transferring to a cooling rack to cool fully.
- If you want to turn these ginger molasses cookies into ice cream sandwiches simply add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream (I like using coconut milk ice cream) to the bottom cookie then add the top cookie and press down slightly.
- Roll or press chopped pecans into the ice cream and enjoy!
- Works best with ice cream that is slightly soft otherwise you might break the cookie when pressing down.
- You can pre-make your ice cream sandwich cookies then store them in an air tight container in the freezer for 2 weeks. When ready to eat just take them out of the freezer and let thaw for 15 min and enjoy.