Triple Ginger Chewies

2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup applesauce
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped
1 tablespoon ground ginger
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, minced
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 egg whites

Preheat oven to 325. Grease 2 cookie sheets. In a large bowl, mix together applesauce, molasses, sugar and egg whites. Add both flours, crystallized ginger, ground ginger, fresh ginger and the baking powder and mix thoroughly. Drop in 1 tablespoon amounts on the prepared pans, leaving at least one inch space between. Bake 15 minutes or until the cookies are no longer shiny and look “set”. Yield: about 18-20 cookies.

My thoughts:

I made these cookies last night (continuing my “sweets on Tuesdays” streak) and I think they came out well: very ginger-y, chewy and low fat. I was going to make just basic ginger cookies, but then I noticed I had a knob of fresh ginger and some (probably very elderly) crystallized ginger in the cabinet and decided to make triple ginger cookies instead. I am glad I did, all of that ginger kept me from the “where’s the chocolate?” thoughts I usually have with these sorts of cookies.


  1. Ooh, I have a weakness for anything gingery. I enjoy your ‘Gilmore Girls’ Tues sweets! Does your husband watch it with you or do you have 2 tvs? I used to watch it but we only have 1 tv and ran into issues when he wanted to watch NCIS.

  2. I just love your recipes, they are so healthy and delicious looking. The cranberry muffins look so great!

  3. mmmm! triple ginger, sign me up please ! 🙂 looks delish!

  4. Mmm, sounds delicious and healthy!

  5. I have always visited ur site but never left a comment. Nice ginger snap cookies, looks delicious.

  6. I’ve copied this reciped into my “to-do” pile, I love ginger.

  7. These sound wonderful…I have been on a gingersnap kick lately so these would definitely fall into that category.