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Soft, healthy gingerbread cookies on a white plate with a napkin in the background.

Soft Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Our favorite Soft Gingerbread Cookies Recipe! Made with whole wheat flour, oat flour, and coconut oil, these gingerbread cookies are lightened-up and delicious. Perfect for the holidays!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 16 Cookies
Calories 168kcal


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil lightly melted
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp clove
  • pinch of salt


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Mix the whole wheat flour, oat flour, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix the remaining ingredients together in a separate mixing bowl.
  • Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and mix until the dough is smooth.
  • Roll half of the dough into a ball, then flatten on a flour-dusted surface using a rolling pin.
  • Cut out the desired shapes and place on a baking sheet.
  • Take the leftover dough and the remaining dough in the mixing bowl, roll into another ball, and repeat the flattening process.
  • Repeat steps 6-7 until the dough is gone.
  • Bake the cookies for about 12-15 minutes.
  • Let cool, decorate, and enjoy!


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 0.6g