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Nothing says Christmas like the combination of spices and molasses. Whether in the form of gingerbread houses, gingerbread men, or simple molasses cookies, the sweet + spicy mix is one that usually appears only around this time of the year.

This recipe, inspired by this one from Bon Appetit,  contains far less sugar and butter than most recipes so “biscuit” is a better description than “cookie.” Ground flax and buckwheat flour give it an additional nutritional boost and a generous sprinkle of spices ensures you don’t have to give up any flavor – or any of that delicious holiday baking smell!


  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ginger
  • 1 c. buckwheat flour
  • 1/4 c. ground flax
  • 3/4 c. white flour
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 c. white sugar
  • 1/4 c. brown sugar
  • 1/3 c. molasses
  • 2 tbsp. butter, softened
  • 1 egg

Combine all dry ingredients and mix well. In separate bowl, combine molasses, butter, and egg. Mix wet and dry ingredients until a dough forms. Don’t be afraid to use your hands to bring the dough together.

Chill for 20 minutes in the fridge before rolling dough into balls. Use a fork to flatten the biscuits. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 375 degrees.

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