Healthy Chewy Snowman Molasses Cookies

Upgrade your gingerbread cookies with these Snowman Molasses Cookies! They are secretly healthy, ultra chewy, and rolled in cinnamon sugar. They are the perfect baking activity for kids and they will definitely be your new favorite holiday cookies!













For the Molasses Cookies

  • ½ C Country Crock Olive Oil stick butter, room temperature
  • ¼ C 100% natural almond butter
  • ½ C coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • ½ C Stevia
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • ¼ C unsulfured molasses
  • 2¼ C all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt

For the Cinnamon Sugar

  • ¼ C Stevia
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and salt until well combined. Set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter, almond butter, brown sugar, and Stevia until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Add in the egg and molasses and beat until well combined, about another minute.
  4. Mix in the dry ingredients until just combined. The cookie dough should be soft but pliable like play dough.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together the cinnamon sugar ingredients until well combined.
  6. (For photo instructions of this step, see blog post.) Portion out 3 individual tablespoons of cookie dough* (it's easiest with a scoop like this). Split one of the balls of dough in half and add one of the halves to another ball of dough. You should be left with 3 balls of cookie dough that are equivalent to ½ Tbsp cookie dough, 1 Tbsp cookie dough, and 1½ Tbsp cookie dough. Roll each ball of cookie dough into a smooth ball, then roll in the prepared cinnamon sugar. Arrange the balls of dough like a snowman from smallest to biggest on the baking sheet and very gently press together to adhere. Continue this process with the remaining cookie dough until you have 10 snowmen. Arrange no more than 4 snowmen per baking sheet.
  7. Bake snowmen for 10 minutes, then let cool for at least 10 minutes on the baking sheet. The cookies will soften and deflate as they cool. Store in a ziploc bag on the counter for up to 5 days. Enjoy!


*This recipe can be used to make regular molasses cookies. For instructions, see "FAQs" section in blog post.

Nutrition facts are a calculate estimate of one snowman, including the cinnamon sugar dusting. If you make these snowman cookies into regular molasses cookies, divide the nutrition facts by 3.


Serving: 1 snowman / Calories: 320 / Fat: 4.9g / Saturated Fat: 2.9g / Carbohydrates: 19.2g / Fiber: 0.4g / Sugar: 10.9g / Protein: 1.3g

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