Ginger Molasses Ice-Cream Cookies

Chewy ginger molasses ice-cream cookies stuffed with vanilla bean ice cream covered in crushed pecans for a festive holiday treat. 

Healthy Ginger Molasses Ice Cream Cookies

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, this is a judgement free zone! I often get asked what’s the point of trying to “healthify” a cookie?! if you’re going to eat a cookie just EAT A COOKIE.

But to me, its not about controlling my food or not enjoying it. It’s more about feeling good about the ingredients I put into my food – whether it’s a dessert or not. I know my body works and feels its best when I limit overly processed foods and sugars. If I can healthify a sweet treat and call it part of a healthy lifestyle then you bet I’m going to! Lets not forget there’s ice cream sandwiched in-between these cookies so plenty of guilty pleasures to enjoy regardless.

Healthy Ginger Molasses Ice Cream Cookies

These ginger ice cream sandwich cookies are everything!

CHEWY

MOLASSESY

GINGERBREAD SPICED

SPICY & SWEET

COMFORTING & WARM

…and just plain delicious!

Healthy Ginger Molasses Ice Cream Cookies

These ginger molasses ice cream cookies prove that you can eat ice cream all year round even during the holidays!

Healthy Ginger Molasses Ice Cream Cookies

If you make these Ginger Molasses Ice-Cream Cookies, be sure to share a photo on social media and tag me @healthnutnutrition #healthnuteats so that I can see your creations! Finally, for more recipes like this check out my Dairy-Free Chocolate Rocky Road Ice Cream, Dairy-Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, and Dairy-Free Healthy Banana Ice Cream Bites.

Recipe

Chewy Ginger Molasses Ice Cream Cookies

Chewy gingery molasses spiced cookies stuffed with vanilla bean ice cream covered in crushed pecans for a festive chilled dessert.
Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  • 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!

Notes

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.

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