Exos | Formerly Core Performance

Set Your Fitness Goals. We'll Help You Achieve Them.

Join for free and you'll gain instant access to our tracking and reporting tools, expert coaching tips, and a free trial to our personalized training and nutrition programs.

Core Knowledge


Agave Nectar Spice Cookies

Cook Time
1 1/2 hrs
.74 g
Total Fat
1 g
Saturated Fat
.29 g
12 g
Dietary Fiber
.32 g


  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup agave nectar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups white flour, unbleached
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon, ground
  • 1/2 tsp cloves, ground
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine 1 cup of brown sugar with 1/2 cup of vegetable shortening.
  2. Beat mixture at a medium speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of agave nectar and 1 large egg to the bowl, beat well.
  4. In another bowl, mix 2 1/4 cups of white flour with 2 teaspoons of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  5. Stir ingredients with a whisk.
  6. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture. Beat at a low speed until blended.
  7. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place it in the freezer for one hour.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  9. Lightly coat cookie sheets with cooking spray.
  10. Place water 1/2 cup of water in a small bowl and 1/4 cup of sugar in another bowl.
  11. Lightly coat hands with cooking spray.
  12. Remove dough from the fridge and shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  13. Dip one side of each ball in water, then dip the wet side into the sugar.
  14. Place balls, sugar side up, 1 inch apart, on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  15. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  16. Remove from pans, then cool on wire rack before serving.

Tags: Recipes, Dessert

More Recipes


Oatmeal Pecan Pies

Serve your guests individual pies for a fun, simple party idea.


White Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Replace your traditional chocolate chip cookies with this updated version.


Pear Ginger Cranberry Crisp

Pears, ginger, and cranberry make this a perfect fall dessert or side dish.


Pumpkin Nut Loaves

Pumpkin and an array of fresh spices make this bread a seasonal favorite.


Sweet and Spicy Nuts

In a quick 40 minutes, you can have this warm and tasty treat.