Low sugar gingerbread cookies

Simple and Easy Low Sugar Gingerbread Cookies

  • Author: Bernadette - Goodie Goodie Lunchbox
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 38
  • Yield: 100 1x


These Simple and Easy Low Sugar Gingerbread Cookies are great to bake with kids. Just over 1 gram of sugar per serve but retaining their sweet and spicy festive taste you will love this healthier version of the traditional favourite.



  1. 100g butter softened
  2. 1/3 cup brown sugar
  3. 2 tsp ground ginger
  4. 1/2 tsp allspice
  5. 1 egg
  6. 2 cups flour
  7. 1 tsp baking powder


  1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar with an electric beater
  2. Add the spices and the egg and mix again to combine
  3. With a spatula or spoon mix in the flour and baking powder to form a dough
  4. Bring the dough together and wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 20-30 minutes
  5. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 180c and line a baking tray with baking paper
  6. After chilling, roll the dough out on baking paper sprinkled lightly with flour and cut out the gingerbread shapes
  7. In batches, place the gingerbread on to the prepared tray and bake each batch for around 8 minutes or until lightly golden
  8. Cool on a wire baking rack before enjoying or freezing for later.


If you don’t like an overly gingery Gingerbread only add 1 1/2 tsp of ginger.

This batch makes 100 mini gingerbread or around 3 dozen medium gingerbread men. The nutritional information is based on the mini cookie serving size. The medium gingerbread men have 3% of the average daily sugar requirement per cookie.

These cookies can be frozen for around 3 months. Store in a ziplock bag after baking when they have cooled completely.

Sign up for all my recipes to be delivered straight to your inbox!