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Medicinal Ginger Cookies Recipe

Medicinal Ginger Cookies Recipe

Credit: Meg Thompson

I love ginger snaps and these are a slightly chewier version that really pack a punch. The hit of ginger makes these cookies a nice little tonic for settling digestion due to ginger’s anti-nausea and anti-inflammatory properties, and the molasses provides iron-rich nourishment and a gorgeous rich flavour.

Makes: 20–24 cookies



  • ⅓ cup coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tbsp brown-rice syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 250g rolled oats
  • 75g coconut sugar
  • 2–4 tsp ground ginger, or to taste
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg (freshly ground if possible)
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Place coconut oil, molasses, brown rice syrup and vanilla in small saucepan and whisk together over low heat until combined. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Add oats to blender and blitz to crumb.
  4. Pour into mixing bowl and add coconut sugar, ginger, nutmeg, salt and baking powder, and mix well to combine.
  5. Pour coconut oil mixture into dry ingredients and mix.
  6. Add egg and mix again until all combined.
  7. Scoop out spoonfuls of mixture (I like to use a small ice-cream scoop for ease and an even result) and form balls on 2 lined baking trays.
  8. Bake for 12–15 mins, or until slightly golden.
  9. Remove and allow to cool for 5 mins on baking tray, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.


Meg Thompson

Meg Thompson is a practising naturopath, cook, mother, writer and passionate wholefood enthusiast based in Melbourne. Meg’s interest in health, food and the role of food as medicine has shaped her career and lifestyle. Following an early career in psychology and education, she completed studies in naturopathy, nutrition and herbal medicine and now runs a successful clinical practice. Meg works from a philosophy that food is much more than something to fill our bellies, but a source of nourishment, deliciousness, education, ritual and celebration, best shared with those we love.