The holidays are a perfect time to test out new sweet treat recipes. If you’re looking for skinnied up versions though, try our Orange Spice Cookies! They are highly flavored with fragrant spices, vanilla, and orange zest. We’ve used whole wheat and almond flours in place of all-purpose, coconut oil instead of butter, and sweetened them with palm sugar and molasses.
They will taste just as good as any other treat at a holiday gathering or cookie exchange, but they’re so good you may want to save them for yourself!
Yields: 18 cookies | Serving Size: 2 cookies | Calories: 150 | Total Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 300mg | Carbohydrates: 22g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Protein: 3g | SmartPoints: 6
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon (optional)
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 1/4 cup palm sugar
- 3 tablespoons grated orange zest
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.
Sift together both flours, baking powder and soda, ginger, cinnamon, clove, cardamon (if using, and salt. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the oil, egg, and almond extract. Once combined stir in molasses, palm sugar, and orange zest. Gradually add the flour mixture, stirring until well combined. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Drop cookie dough by the spoonful (about 1 tablespoon) on the the prepared cookie sheet. Bake 9-12 minutes, just until edges begin to brown. Cool cookies on cookie sheet for about 10 minute before removing.
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