Delicious Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies Recipe

Gather around fellow food lovers and gather round. Today, I would like to share with you a delicious recipe that will tantalize your taste buds and make your mouth water. Are you ready for the ultimate molasses cookie recipe? These aren’t just any molasses cookies; these are gluten-free, dairy-free and made with intensely rich blackstrap molasses.

Whether you are looking for a holiday baking recipe or simply want to indulge in a sweet treat, these ginger molasses cookies 2012 are sure to impress. The flavor is perfectly balanced between the sweetness of brown sugar and the spiciness of ground ginger and cinnamon making the soft, chewy texture all the more irresistible.

Don’t let gluten-free baking intimidate you; this recipe is simple and easy to follow, allowing everyone to enjoy a delicious homemade cookie with minimal effort. In just a few simple steps, you’ll have irresistible treats that might just become a new household staple. So go ahead, let’s dive in and bake some ginger molasses cookies!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies 2012
Gluten Free Molasses Cookies 2012

Health and indulgence can coexist in perfect harmony, and this recipe is here to prove it. The first reason why you’ll love these gluten-free molasses cookies is that they’re a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without feeling guilty afterward. Made with wholesome ingredients that are easy to digest, these cookies are the perfect ally for those who want to watch their diet without sacrificing flavor.

But these cookies aren’t just good for your body; they’re also good for your soul. Imagine the sweet, spicy aroma of cinnamon and ginger filling your home as you bake them. Think about the pleasure of biting into a soft, chewy cookie that’s bursting with rich flavor thanks to the mellow sweetness of molasses. And picture yourself sharing these treats with your loved ones during the holidays or any other day when you want to make someone smile.

What’s more, these cookies are versatile and customizable. If you’re vegan or dairy-free, use vegan butter instead of shortening and skip the egg (or use a flax egg). If you don’t have xanthan gum on hand, don’t worry; just leave it out and add a little more cornstarch or flour blend instead. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try adding some dark chocolate chunks or chopped nuts to the dough for an extra crunch.

For all these reasons and more, we guarantee that once you try this recipe for gluten-free molasses cookies, it will become one of your go-to cookie recipes for years to come. So grab your apron and let’s get baking!

Ingredient List

 The rich aroma of molasses and spices will fill your kitchen as you bake these delicious gluten-free cookies.
The rich aroma of molasses and spices will fill your kitchen as you bake these delicious gluten-free cookies.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make a batch of delicious gluten-free molasses cookies:

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of gluten-free flour blend
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Wet Ingredients:

  • 4 teaspoons of hot water
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of Egg Replacer
  • 3/4 cup of Crisco shortening
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of fancy or mild-flavored molasses

Make sure that all the ingredients are at room temperature before proceeding with the recipe for optimum results.

The Recipe How-To

 With their crispy edges and chewy centers, these molasses cookies are a texture lover's dream come true.
With their crispy edges and chewy centers, these molasses cookies are a texture lover’s dream come true.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F

To begin this recipe, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper so your cookies don’t stick.

Step 2: Combine Dry Ingredients

Next, in a medium bowl, whisk together 1 and 3/4 cups gluten-free flour blend, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon ground ginger, 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2 teaspoons cornstarch until well combined.

Step 3: Cream Sugar & Shortening

Grab a large mixing bowl, and cream together 1/2 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup brown sugar with 1/2 cup Crisco shortening until smooth.

Step 4: Mix in Wet Ingredients

Add in an egg and mix until incorporated. Then add 1/4 cup molasses until fully combined.

Step 5: Combine Dry & Wet Mixture

Now it’s time to combine the dry mixture into the wet mixture. Add half of the dry mixture at a time into the wet mixture until fully combined.

Step 6: Refrigerate Dough

Refrigerate the dough for at least half an hour or overnight, so it is easier to handle.

Step 7: Form Cookies Dough Balls

Use a cookie scoop or tablespoon to scoop out tablespoon-size balls of dough. Roll them into balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet about two inches apart from each other.

Step 8: Bake The Cookies

Put your cookies in the oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until you see small cracks on top of each cookie. Once done, remove from the oven and let cool on the pan for 5 minutes before transferring the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 9: Enjoy Your Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies

Your Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies are now ready for you and your loved ones to enjoy. These soft and chewy ginger-molasses cookies are perfect for any occasion, especially for holiday baking!

Substitutions and Variations

 These cookies are perfect for those who are gluten intolerant, but also great for anyone looking for a healthier option.
These cookies are perfect for those who are gluten intolerant, but also great for anyone looking for a healthier option.

When it comes to baking, the possibilities are endless. If you’re looking to switch up this gluten-free molasses cookie recipe, there are many substitutions and variations you can try. Here are a few suggestions:

– Flour: If you don’t have access to gluten-free flour or prefer to use a different type of flour, feel free to experiment. You could try using almond flour, coconut flour, or even oat flour. Keep in mind that the texture and taste may differ from the original recipe.

– Sugar: Instead of using granulated sugar, you could substitute with brown sugar or coconut sugar for added depth of flavor. If you want a lower calorie option, try using a natural sweetener like stevia.

– Butter: The Crisco shortening in this recipe can be substituted with butter or coconut oil for a dairy-free option.

– Spices: While cinnamon and ginger are the classic spices used in molasses cookies, you could also try adding nutmeg or cloves for some extra warmth and depth.

– Mix-ins: Don’t be afraid to add some mix-ins to this recipe. Some ideas include chopped nuts, raisins, or even chocolate chips for a decadent twist.

Remember to keep track of any substitutions made and how they affect the final outcome of the recipe. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 The warm flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg give these cookies a comforting holiday-like feel.
The warm flavors of cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg give these cookies a comforting holiday-like feel.

These gluten-free molasses cookies are perfect for a cozy afternoon tea party or as an after-dinner dessert. The warm and comforting aromas of ground cinnamon and ground ginger will fill your house, making everyone’s mouth water. After cooling, these cookies have a tender and soft chewy texture with crisp edges that make them just right for any occasion.

You can pair these ginger molasses cookies with a cold glass of unsweetened almond milk, milk or even hot chocolate made with dark chocolate chips for a rich spin. The bitter chocolate combined with the sweet and spicy flavors of these cookies will surprise your taste buds in a delightful way.

For those of you looking to indulge in holiday baking, make double ginger molasses cookies by adding finely chopped pieces of crystallized ginger into the cookie dough before baking. These cookies are perfect for gifting or sharing during cookie swaps.

If you’re feeling adventurous, why not blend these chewy gluten-free treats with some chilled vegan ice cream made from coconut milk? The creamy sweetness of the ice cream paired with the soft molasses flavor of the cookie will be a match made in heaven.

In conclusion, this recipe is versatile, flavorful and easy-to-make, making it suitable for novice cooks, experienced bakers or anyone seeking something sweet and nostalgic without compromising on health factors like gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan options.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Even if you don't have a gluten allergy, you'll love these cookies for their unique texture and satisfying taste.
Even if you don’t have a gluten allergy, you’ll love these cookies for their unique texture and satisfying taste.

One of the best things about these gluten-free molasses cookies is that they can easily be made ahead of time and stored for later. This makes them perfect for holiday baking or for when unexpected guests drop by.

To make-ahead, follow the recipe instructions and place the dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days. When ready to bake, simply take out the dough and let it come to room temperature before rolling into balls and baking.

After baking, allow the cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before storing. To store, place the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. For longer storage, you can freeze the cookies in a zipper bag or airtight container for up to 3 months.

When reheating, place the cookies in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes or until warm. Microwaving is not recommended as it can make the cookies soggy.

Whether you’re making these cookies for yourself or as a gift for someone else, knowing how to properly store and reheat them will ensure that they maintain their soft and chewy texture. So go ahead, make a big batch of these delicious gluten-free molasses cookies and enjoy them all week long!

Tips for Perfect Results

 With their rustic appearance and farmhouse charm, these molasses cookies are
With their rustic appearance and farmhouse charm, these molasses cookies are

Making gluten-free and dairy-free baked goods can be challenging, but with these tips, you’ll be sure to achieve the perfect batch of Gluten Free Molasses Cookies. Here are some suggestions to ensure great results:

First, use a flour blend that is specifically designed for gluten-free baking. I recommend using King Arthur’s Gluten-Free Flour Blend or Bob’s Red Mill 1-to-1 Baking Flour as they both deliver consistent results.

Second, make sure your xanthan gum and/or cornstarch is fresh. These ingredients can lose their effectiveness over time, resulting in dry and crumbly cookies.

Third, chill the dough for at least 30 minutes before baking. This helps the dough to firm up and retain its shape while baking.

Fourth, don’t overbake the cookies! The ideal bake time is around 10-12 minutes depending on your oven. Overbaking will result in a hard and dry cookie while underbaking will make them too soft and chewy.

Fifth, if you want extra ginger flavor in your cookies, increase the amount of ground ginger from 1 to 2 teaspoons. For double ginger molasses cookies, add 1/4 cup of finely chopped crystallized ginger to the dough.

Finally, consider adding a drizzle of dairy-free dark chocolate on top of each cookie for an extra decadent touch.

With these tips in mind, you’re ready to make the perfect batch of Gluten Free Molasses Cookies that are soft, chewy and bursting with flavor. Happy baking!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these gluten-free molasses cookies are an absolute hit recipe for anyone looking to enjoy soft, chewy and delightful holiday baked treats. Filled with the delicious aroma of ground ginger and cinnamon, these cookies are perfect for snacking on while curled up on the couch or for sharing with friends and family at Christmas gatherings.

With its simple gluten-free flour blend, dairy-free Crisco shortening and vegan-friendly ingredients, these cookies have everything you need to satisfy your holiday cravings. Whether you’re looking for a classic molasses cookie recipe or a molasses-chocolate combo alternative, this recipe is all you need.

So what are you waiting for? Grab your apron, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and let’s get baking! Witness the magic that happens when fresh-out-of-the-oven gluten-free molasses cookies fill your home with warmth and love. Trust me, once you try these delicious treats, you’ll never turn back!

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies 2012

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies 2012 Recipe

I made these at Christmas and they are a hit in our household. I posted this on another site and forgot to post here, unbeleivable as this is always my first stop looking for my recipes.So now here it is. These are time tricky to bake, so watch carefully as with all gluten free they seem to brown so fast and the next thing you know gone just a tad to far. So I suggest that you time back a test cookie, to see how they spread and bake up, then cool to adjust the baking time also for final crispness.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 99.6 kcal


  • 1 1/2 cups thai rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 1/2 teapoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Crisco shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 large egg


  • Combine all dry and sift.
  • Combine shortening and sugar beat in mixer until light and fluffy.
  • Add in the molasses and egg to the beaten shortening sugar mixture.
  • Beat in the dry sifted ingredients until well combined.
  • Roll into small balls, and roll in more granulated sugar.
  • Place on parchment lined cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • Bake 350 degrees for 9 to 12 minutes.

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Serving: 809gCalories: 99.6kcalCarbohydrates: 14.4gProtein: 0.6gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 5.2mgSodium: 105.3mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 6.9g
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