Whole Spelt Gingerbread Earthquake Cookies

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Spicy, crispy around the edges and soft in the middle ginger cookies made with 100% wholegrain spelt flour, molasses, and stevia. These gingerbread cookies have a powdered sugar coating that cracks upon baking, hence the name earthquake cookies.

Whole Spelt Gingerbread Earthquake Cookies

adapted from taste
  • 100 g Butter, chopped
  • 100 ml Molasses
  • 220 g Wholegrain spelt flour
  • 10 packet NuNaturals white stevia powder
  • 10 drop Orange flavoured liquid stevia
  • 2 tbsp Applesauce
  • 1 Large egg
  • 2 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • Sifted icing sugar or beet powder for coating
  1. Combine the butter and molasses in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 3 minutes or until butter melts and mixture is well combined. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Add the flour, stevia powder and liquid, applesauce, egg, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 45 minutes or until cool and firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line two oven trays with baking paper. Sift the icing sugar and beet powder separately onto two small plate. Roll tablespoonful of cookie mixture into balls and roll in icing sugar or beet powder. Place on the lined trays, inch apart, allowing room for spreading. Gently press the balls to flatten slightly.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven, swapping trays halfway through cooking, for 10-12 minutes or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and set aside on trays to cool completely.

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79 comments:

Sue/the view from great island 6/12/15 17:31

I love so many things about these cookies, the soft gingerbread center sounds so good to me, and the earthquake angle definitely seems appropriate for us out here :)

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Linda 6/12/15 18:25

They look and sound amazing, Angie! Thank you so much for sharing and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

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Peachy @ The Peach KItchen 6/12/15 22:26

I'm loving the festive color of these cookies..

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Beth 6/12/15 23:17

What a great name! Nothing beats ginger cookies.

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Liz Berg 7/12/15 00:26

I love the idea of gingerbread crinkle cookies! And the two different toppings make for such a pretty contrast :)

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 7/12/15 02:17

Ginger cookies and the best, I love them. And these are gorgeous, never heard them called as earthquake before though but makes sense by the look lol.

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Bakericious 7/12/15 02:55

love the cracks, looks so pretty!

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Bakericious 7/12/15 02:55

love the cracks, looks so pretty!

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Kelly 7/12/15 05:24

These cookies are so festive and creative! Gingerbread cookies are perfect around this time of year! I love how soft they are in the middle and the two toppings sound perfect!

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Priya Joshi 7/12/15 07:03

I love home!Ade cookies these are just awesome

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Veronica Ng 7/12/15 07:52

Any chance of sending a box of these beautiful cookies over here? (Just kidding). They do look tempting!

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thecompletecookbook 7/12/15 08:40

These are perfect for this time of year Angie.
Have a beautiful Monday.
:-) Mandy xo

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Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy 7/12/15 10:42

These look beautiful. I love gingerbread cookies, and they just sum up Christmas eating to me.

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kitchen flavours 7/12/15 12:08

Lovely cookies, Angie. And I like the name of these cookies! :)

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Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen 7/12/15 13:13

Oh! I love the name ' Earthquake'. These look beautiful, gorgeous and delish. Perfect for this festive season. Beautiful share, Angie! :)

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Navaneetham Krishnan 7/12/15 13:21

Simply irresistible. Fun name as well and I'm sure must be the cracks on top.

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Alida @mylittleitaliankitchen 7/12/15 13:35

Mmm.. gingerbread! I want to make it too. I am kind of craving for it at the moment. Will start baking some soon. This recipe is inspiring me. Love those cracks!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 7/12/15 13:39

Heavenly! Your healthy treats are always fabulous and tempting.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Medeja 7/12/15 14:17

Yummy! And making them white and red looks so nice!

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Vicki Bensinger 7/12/15 14:22

A healthier cookie that's also tasty - you can't beat that. Love that you call these earthquake cookies. I need to try these. It's always nicer to indulge when something is healthier than not so healthy!

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Monica 7/12/15 14:59

What a great combination of crinkle and gingerbread cookies. I would love these on a big Christmas cookie platter.

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grace 7/12/15 15:16

that's a fun name for these cookies! i love those spices, and the incorporation of spelt is totally something you'd do (and do well!). :)

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Tricia Buice 7/12/15 15:32

Crispy on the outside, soft gingerbread in the middle - these sound wonderful! Love the name and now I have to find the orange flavored Stevia drops!

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Gloria Baker 7/12/15 16:19

I bet these cookies are delicious. What funny name lol
We have earthquake sometimes here ......
Love all with ginger!!

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Adina 7/12/15 18:00

They look delicious, one wouldn't think they are healthier than the classic ones. :)

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No Spoon Necessary 7/12/15 18:39

Oh wow, I am LOVING these cookies, Angie!! The beet powder colored cookies are beyond beautiful! SO perfect for the holidays!! I'll take a few dozen, please!! Cheers!

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan 7/12/15 21:18

mmm I'm loving the molasses and spices in these cookies Angie - and they are gorgeous!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 7/12/15 22:43

I've never heard them called Earthquake Cookies before :) I love how they look and gingerbread is always a favorite of mine for the holidays.

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Herbs Spices and Tradition 7/12/15 23:28

I love the cracks and the name gingerbread-earthquake.

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beyondkimchee 7/12/15 23:38

I really like the name of these cookies! What a great tasting cookies for the holiday season! Love the fragrance of molasses and the spices in the kitchen.

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Cheri Savory Spoon 8/12/15 03:31

Hi Angie, love, love spelt, I bet it this wonderful with molasses. You are an amazing baker.

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tigerfish 8/12/15 05:36

Love these festive cookies. The texture is a nice balance of crisp edges and moist soft center.

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Asha Shivakumar 8/12/15 06:09

What an interesting name for the cookie. The cookies look amazing and sound so so good.

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CookWith Manali 8/12/15 07:19

perfect cookies for the holidays! sounds wonderful!

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Jasna Varcakovic 8/12/15 10:24

I don´t know if I like ingredients or name for your cookies more...Yum!

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beena stephen 8/12/15 11:50

Interesting cookies. Love it dear

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motherrimmy 8/12/15 15:33

I'm such a fan of NuNatural's stevia products. I love that you've added a hint of orange to the festive cookies. I've pinned this recipe to my Holiday recipe board to make sure we give it a try on baking day!

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Pam 8/12/15 18:39

Yum. They look really terrific Angie.

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fimère .b 8/12/15 18:43

à croquer ces cookies, bravo
bonne soirée

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Abbe@This is How I Cook 8/12/15 20:39

In this case I will wish for earthquakes. These sound earth shattering!

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Vicky & Ruth- May I Have That Recipe 8/12/15 20:55

I love how you use spelt flour in these cookies! They look delicious!

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Reeni Pisano 9/12/15 02:28

I would never think to roll cookies in beet powder! They're pretty! Ginger in cookies is tops with me and I love the name.

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Reeni Pisano 9/12/15 02:29

I would never think to roll cookies in beet powder! They're pretty! Ginger in cookies is tops with me and I love the name.

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Dawn Yucuis 9/12/15 05:03

I love making cookies around the holiday, these would be perfect to serve during the holidays or anytime of the year. I love how you make things that are healthy sound and look so delicious.

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Violeta Pasat 9/12/15 11:47

These are perfect for Christmas.I love molasses,I love ginger too.

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Tania | My Kitchen Stories 9/12/15 12:32

These cookies are the bomb Angie and made with stevia?. Thats amazing. I wish I had time to make them right now!

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Barbara 9/12/15 13:20

Nothing I like better than gingerbread and in cookie form, they look delicious!

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Ola 9/12/15 15:00

so festive! really nice looking!

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Kit @ i-lostinausten 9/12/15 15:26

Perfect festive cookies & really like the idea of the addition of wholegrain spelt flour ! Never heard of beet powder before . I really have to check out my local Bio shop ! Thanks for the recipe . AWESOME ;)

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The Caked Crusader 9/12/15 20:40

Love the colour of the beetroot ones - stunning!

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Donalyn@The Creekside Cook 9/12/15 20:57

I love the look of these Angie, and I can just imagine the taste - such a great idea!

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Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 9/12/15 21:53

Awesome looking cookies, I love the crinkle texture!

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Ashley@CookieMonsterCooking 9/12/15 22:34

I cannot get enough of gingerbread everything these last few holiday seasons! These cookies look wonderful!

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Lei Angeles 10/12/15 11:44

I wanna try this once. Thanks for sharing!

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vidya 10/12/15 15:10

Wow, looking yummy, will surely try it,thanks for sharing :) do visit my blog too for more yummy recipes

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Evi @ greenevi 10/12/15 16:23

These look so delicious! My grandmother used to make something looking similar to these cookies, though those weren't made with yummy spelt flour :D

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Hema 10/12/15 18:18

The cookies look so good, and I like the name, earthquake cookies..

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Rebecca Subbiah 10/12/15 19:23

these look so good love the use of beet

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Jeanette 10/12/15 22:55

I love the name "earthquake" cookies - these are perfect for Christmas!

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Sharon D 11/12/15 03:10

Nooo....this is so gorgeous, Angie! Would be amazing to gift this to friends.

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All That I'm Eating 11/12/15 13:44

I love using spelt in baking, great name for these cookies too!

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Ivy 11/12/15 14:20

They look very festive and delicious!

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Viviane Bauquet Farre 11/12/15 22:47

Such a perfect name... and such a delectable cookie! Thanks for sharing, Angie, and happy holidays :)

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Amy (Savory Moments) 12/12/15 12:28

Beet powder is a super unique and creative addition to these tasty little cookies!

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Choclette Blogger 13/12/15 15:01

Love, love, love the name of these cookies. i'm not entirely sure why, but I do. I adore ginger too so I have bookmarked as a possible Christmas gift cookie - though I'm not entirely sure I could bear to part with them ;)

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Marcelle @ A Little Fish in the Kitchen 13/12/15 17:24

Wow, these look and sound wonderful! Love the name! Beautiful pictures, Angie :)

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My Little Space 14/12/15 08:00

Love the cracking looks !
Kristy

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ZazaCook 14/12/15 18:23

I really like your pictures! These cookies are beautiful! Can I have one?

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The Cooking Doctor 14/12/15 18:36

I am fascinated with the name, Angie! They look decadent and delicious :-)

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Nippon Nin 16/12/15 00:33

Gorgeous pics and presentation...you're very talented.

Ha ha ha, I like the Mike Kalin's quote.

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Agness Walewinder 16/12/15 20:24

These look absolutely yummy and amazing. I wish I could bake them all and put them into a nice jar :).

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Sweet Posy Dreams 16/12/15 21:52

Love the name of the cookies -- perfect!

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mjskit 17/12/15 04:39

These look like that are crispy on the outside and soft and moist on the inside. Between textures and flavors, what's not to like here. A very decadent cookie recipe IMO! Thanks!

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eatgood4life.blogspot.com 17/12/15 16:47

I love the name of these cookies, genius. They look great. I wish I could have a few with my tea right now :-)

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Yelena Strokin 17/12/15 22:51

Christmas is the most fun of the year! In this loveliest of seasons, may you know much love and joy.
Hugs,

Yelena

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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 18/12/15 01:08

I love that you use beet powder to roll some of the cookies in they look amazing. Love ginger cookies so I know I would love these.

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Emma @ Bake Then Eat 18/12/15 04:26

I love the beet powder these cookies are rolled in!

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Tania | My Kitchen Stories 21/12/15 11:10

Oh my gosh these looks so amazing Angie. I want one>>>

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Custom Vitamins 8/1/16 12:43

I love the cookies! and you take good pictures! Looks delicious! Cheers!

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