Carrot Ginger Cookies

I finished all of my Holiday baking last week and my cards just went out in the mail. I’m starting to feel prepared for the season! There is definitely no more need for sweets in this house right now, but darn it I still crave a warm cookie with tea on these cold nights. So I decided a much healthier and more guilt free cookie would be just the ticket. These carrot ginger cookies were simple to make and have no butter or sugar. They use coconut oil and molasses for a really soft, cakey texture.

Along with the coconut oil and molasses, I used lots of oats, just a little flour, and lots of warm spices for the cookie dough. It all came together quickly in my stand mixer. The grated carrot and fresh ginger went in last, and I used a spatula to fold them in.
The dough for the carrot ginger cookies needed to chill and set for about 25 minutes. Otherwise it would have been too sticky and runny to even work with. Then I just used my handy cookie scoop to scoop perfect little mounds of the dough onto my lined baking sheets. I gently pressed the mounds down to flatten the cookies. Once I was done I had two dozen cookies set out evenly on two baking sheets.
The carrot ginger cookies baked for about 15 minutes to become perfectly baked and slightly crisp around the edges. When I transferred them to a cooling rack to finish cooling, I made sure to use a spatula since they were still really soft and cakey.

Oh my goodness, I couldn’t believe these were healthy carrot ginger cookies. I didn’t miss the butter or sugar at all. They were so soft, warmly spiced and not overly sweet. They were a fantastic break from all of the treats I’ve been baking without completely denying my sweet tooth. Hope you all love them too!

Carrot Ginger Cookies
Carrot Ginger Cookies
Carrot Ginger Cookies
Carrot Ginger Cookies


5 from 3 votes
Carrot Ginger Cookies
Carrot Ginger Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

These are such warmly spiced carrot ginger cookies that are pretty guilt free! They're cakey and substantial with lots of oats and coconut oil.

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Carrot Ginger Cookies, Cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 175 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
  • 1 1/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup grated carrot from about 4 carrots
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  1. Combine the oats, flour, baking powder, cinnamon, ground ginger, cloves, nutmeg and salt in a bowl and whisk them all together well. Set the bowl aside. Then get out a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat the coconut oil and molasses together in it. Add in each egg one at a time, followed by the vanilla. Then slowly add in the dry ingredients until it all disappears into the liquid. Turn off the mixer and switch to a spatula to fold in the grated carrot and fresh ginger. Put the cookie dough in the refrigerator to chill for 25 minutes.
  2. When the 25 minutes is up, pre-heat the oven to 350 and line two sheet pans with silicone mats. Use a 1.5 inch cookie scoop to scoop 12 perfect little mounds of dough onto each sheet. Then gently press each mound down to flatten the cookie. Bake them for about 15 minutes, until set and slightly crisp around the edges. Let them cool for about 10 minutes on the sheets, then transfer them gently with a spatula to cooking racks to finish cooling. They will be a little soft and flimsy, so that is why the spatula is necessary. Enjoy them immediately or pack them in containers for later.
Nutrition Facts
Carrot Ginger Cookies
Amount Per Serving (2 cookies)
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 92
% Daily Value*
Fat 10.2g16%
Saturated Fat 8.2g51%
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 384mg11%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 1.3g5%
Sugar 8.8g10%
Protein 2.2g4%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



12 thoughts on “Carrot Ginger Cookies”

  1. Wow – these look scrumptious and I love that they don’t have sugar or butter! I am definitely going to have to try these out after the new year.

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