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Molasses Ginger Cookies

Diet Type Meal Type

Chef Kris Gaudet

Chef’s Notes:

  • There are many methods on how to bake cookies. Two that I personally love are the drop method, and the icebox method.
  • Drop method: Roll into a ball or scoop the cookie dough and “drop” on baking sheet.
  • Icebox method: For the dough into a log and roll in plastic wrap. Keep in fridge for an hour or more, then cut the dough in slices, lay the cookies on a baking sheet.

Molasses Ginger Cookies


1 1/2 Cups     Butter, unsalted, softened to room temperature (not melted)
2 Cup            Sugar, granulated
45 g              Molasses, anything but blackstrap
2                    Eggs
4 1/2 Cups   Flour, all-purpose
4 Tsp            Baking soda
1 Tbsp           Ginger, ground
2 Tsp             Cinnamon, ground
1 Tsp              Cloves, ground


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger. Set aside.
  2. Using a separate mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar on medium-high speed until the mixture is light and fluffy and a pale-yellow color, scraping down the sides occasionally as needed. Mix in the eggs (one at a time) and molasses and beat on medium-low speed until each is combined. Gradually add in the dry ingredient mixture and beat until it is evenly incorporated.
  3. Choose the “Drop Method” or the “Icebox Method” below.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line a sheet pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  5. Once ready to bake, either drop the cookies on the baking sheet or cut cookies and place on baking sheet.
  6. Bake for about 8-10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool for 4-5 minutes. Then transfer the cookies to wire racks to cool completely.
  7. Store in a sealed container for up to 4 days.  Or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 155.7 KCal
  • Protein: 1.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.1 g
  • Fibre: 0.5 g
  • Total Fat: 7.3 g
  • Sodium: 131 mg
  • Phosphorus: 21.79 mg
  • Potassium: 41.72 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 40

Serving size: 1 36g cookie

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

0.25 Protein Choice
1.4 Starch Choice

What is one exchange?
  • 1 Protein Choice = 1oz of meat or 7g of dietary protein
  • 1 Starch Choice = about 15g of carbohydrates
  • 1 Fruit or Vegetable Choice = ½ cup
  • 1 Milk Choice = ½ cup