Healthy Meal Prep
Lunchbox Ginger Cookies  Recipe

Lunchbox Ginger Cookies


Whether you're making these for your child's lunch box (or your own!) or as a teacher's gift that will be much-appreciated, these ginger cookies will not disappoint.


  • cooking spray
  • ¼ cup white sugar, or as needed
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup dark molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ⅓ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly coat 3 cookie sheets with cooking spray. Place white sugar in a small, shallow bowl.
  2. Combine brown sugar, canola oil, molasses, and egg in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until blended.
  3. Stir together flour, baking soda, ground ginger, grated ginger, cloves, salt, and cayenne pepper in a second bowl. Add flour mixture to the molasses-egg mixture. Blend well; dough will be quite thick. Dough may be refrigerated or shaped at this time.
  4. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll lightly in white sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven, 1 sheet at a time, for exactly 9 minutes. Cookies will still be soft, but will become crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside as they cool.

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Nutritional Information

Lunchbox Ginger Cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 36
Calories: 94.4
% Daily Value *
protein: 2 %
carbohydrates: 5 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 1 %
fat: 5 %
saturated fat: 1 %
cholesterol: 2 %
vitamin a iu:
niacin equivalents: 6 %
vitamin b6: 2 %
vitamin c:
folate: 4 %
calcium: 1 %
iron: 3 %
magnesium: 3 %
potassium: 2 %
sodium: 3 %
thiamin: 7 %
calories from fat:
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
**Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
(-)Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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