Low Carb Ginger Molasses Cookies? Absolutely! These cute little keto ginger cookies have only 1 net carb each despite being flavored with real molasses. Go ahead and treat yourself to a few! This easy ginger cookies recipe is low carb, keto, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I couldn't let Christmas come this year without adding at least one new cookie recipe to the blog. This past month has been a little crazy (I've had bronchitis twice among other things) and I just haven't gotten a chance to bake as much as usual. It doesn't help that the kitchen in my new house is too dark for food photography and its been too dark and dreary to do pictures in my sunroom as well.
Until yesterday! It was bright and sunny and my mother-in-law came over to play with my toddler. So, I decided it was finally Christmas cookie day and I got to work! I made these Keto Ginger Cookies and have new recipes for Eggless Chocolate Chip Cookies and Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies now too.
If you've made any of the cookies here at Joy Filled Eats you'll probably recognize the ingredients and technique for my base cookie dough. A couple of years ago I developed the absolute best sugar-free cookie dough and I've tweaked it into over 8 different recipes. What this means is that you too can make a bunch different flavors of cookies from the same base dough.
Joy Filled Eats Cookies from the Base Dough:
How to make Ginger Cookies
These keto ginger cookies are SO easy to make. You just process the ingredients in a food processor until the dough comes together in a ball. Scoop with a small cookie scoop. Press flat and flip them over (optional: but this way you don't see the finger indents) and then bake. Ten minutes tops.
Is molasses keto-friendly? Is molasses low carb?
Yes and no. Molasses has a high amount of nutrients and a low amount of sugar compared to other sweeteners. Molasses also packs A LOT of flavor into each drop. Should you drink a jar of molasses? Of course not. Can you use a drop or two to flavor a cookie? I think so. Many cookie recipes use brown sugar. The best way to mimic that brown sugar taste to add a little bit of molasses to your favorite low-calorie natural sweetener.
You can buy brown sugar type sweeteners like Brown Swerve, Golden Lakanto, and Sukrin Gold but all of those measure 1:1 for sugar. The sweetener blend I make and use in all my recipes measures 2:1 for sugar so you use half the amount. I prefer to use the least amount of sweetener possible. These types of sweeteners get expensive. By making your own 2:1 blend you can make it for under $6 a pound (the above sweeteners are all $8 a pound or more AND you need twice the amount. That makes a big difference in the cost of a recipe.
I hope these Keto Molasses Cookies are the tastiest thing on your cookie tray!
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Combine the dough ingredients in the food processor and process until the dough comes together in a ball. This takes about a minute.
- Divide into 25 balls and put on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Press down with your fingers. Flip them over so the flat side is up.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely.