Valentine’s Day Cookies: Gingerbread & Unsulphured Blackstrap Molasses

What better way to say ‘I love you’ then with homemade cookies? These gingerbread cookies are amazingly delicious, and the unsulphured  blackstrap molasses and spices give them a healthy twist. Try out this fun and simple cookie recipe on your sweetie this Valentine’s Day.

  • Makes approximately 30-40 cookies *depending on the size of cookie cutters
  • Bake at 325 degrees
  • Bake time: 10-12 minutes

Beastly Ingredients

  • 1½ cups oat flour
  • 1½ cups wheat flour
  • ½ cup real butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup unsulphured blackstrap molasses
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ginger organic
  • ½ tsp. Ceylon cinnamon organic
  • ½ tsp. cloves organic
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg organic
  • 1 cup powdered sugar optional

Beastly Directions

  1. Soften butter for 15 minutes.
  2. Place butter and sugar in a large bowl.
  3. Add in the egg and molasses.
  4. Whip the mixture. The mixture should have a fluffy consistency.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together.
  7. Once the dough is thoroughly mixed, separate it into 2 big balls of dough.
  8. Place each ball in clear plastic wrap; wrap it, and refrigerate for 1 hour or until firm.
  9. Place one ball between 2 sheets of wax paper.
  10. Roll out the dough. Making sure the dough is rolled out thin.
  11. Remove the top layer of wax paper.
  12. Use the Valentine’s Day cookie cutters.
  13. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
  14. Repeat step 9-13 with the second ball of dough.
  15. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
  16. Place the cookies in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. This will firm them up prior to baking.
  17. Bake at 325 for 10-12 minutes.


For step #8 I used clear sandwich bags.


Step #13-Find cookie cutters you like and make it fun!

Beastly Recipe Notes

Let the cookies cool slightly before sprinkling powdered sugar.


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Check back on Friday for my gluten free Valentine’s Day cookie recipe.



  1. These cookies were great and I love the ginger taste! I can’t remember the last time I had gingerbread cookies that tasted this good!


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