Chewy Ginger Pecan Cookies

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2017 Kids Recipe Challenge Winning Recipe: Honourable Mention  [Snacks]

This recipe was submitted by Miranda, who is in grade 7 and lives in Thamesford. Miranda says that kids will like this soft, yummy cookie that is easy to make. Be sure to get the kids in the kitchen and help measure and roll the cookies before they bake.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 10 minutes per batch

Makes: about 40 cookies


  1. Simplify this recipe by skipping the hemp hearts and chia seeds. Just increase the ground flax to 1/4 cup (60 mL) instead.  They will still taste great.
  2. Do not eat raw batter as it may contain bacteria that can cause you to fall sick.
  3. This recipe makes a lot. Freeze extra in airtight containers to enjoy another day.


Ground large flake oats 

1 cup (250 mL)

Whole wheat flour 

1 cup (250 mL)

Ground flax 

2 Tbsp (30 mL)

Hemp hearts

1 Tbsp (15 mL) each

Chia seeds  1 Tbsp (15 mL) each
Ground ginger 

1 1/2 Tbsp (22 mL)

Kosher salt 

1 tsp (5 mL)


3/4 cup (175 mL) 

Granulated sugar 

1 cup (250 mL)  



Egg yolk 


Fancy molasses 

1/4 cup (60 mL)

Pecans, chopped

2/3 cup (150 mL)

Sweetened coconut, shredded

2/3 cup (150 mL)


  1. Wash hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. Clean all countertops and equipment used for food preparation.   

  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) 

  3. In a bowl, whisk together oats, flour, flax, hemp, chia, ginger and salt; set aside. 

  4. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and egg yolk. Beat in molasses. Add the flour mixture slowly in three additions. Gently fold in pecans and coconut. 

  5. Roll heaping tablespoonfuls of dough and place onto parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake in oven for about 10 minutes or until set  

  6. Repeat with remaining dough. 

Nutrition Information per serving (2 cookies): 

Calories: 113 kcal

Protein: 2 g

Fat: 7 g

Carbohydrate: 12 g

Fibre: 1 g

Sodium: 92 mg

Iron: 1 mg

Calcium: 14 mg


Last Update – April 4, 2024

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