Molasses Ginger Cookies – Gluten Free

Molasses Ginger Cookie

Super chewy with a double kick of ginger.

While winter has not officially arrived on the calender, we have definitely found ourselves in the thick of winter weather here in Santa Fe.  Three snow storms so far and the lows are hitting the single digits over the next few days.  Thank goodness the sun is back out today!  During these chilly December days, I have come to really love my gluten free baking addiction.  My little oven warms my cozy loft and fills my home with the sweetest of smells.  Whether it is ginger, vanilla, cinnamon, or warm chocolate…  the smells are almost as good as the tastes!

Winter in Santa Fe

Winter weather in Santa Fe

Lately I have been working on ginger cookie recipes.  In playing around with powdered ginger, crystalized ginger and grated fresh ginger I have found that there really are different nuances and a few versions of ginger cookies to play with.  Keep an eye out, I think I will be posting a few more ginger cookie recipes!  These Molasses Ginger Cookies have a slight crunch to the outer shell, but are all chew once you get inside.  The molasses creates a bold flavor to match the spice of the double ginger in these warm little cookies.

Molasses Ginger Cookies

Super chewy spiced cookies.

If you are new to the world of molasses, here are a few tips I have picked up.  While there are many types of molasses out there, be sure to get organic, unsulfured blackstrap molasses; this is the highest quality option.  Molasses is created from the boiling sugarcane into a concentrated syrup, so organic is very important. Blackstrap molasses is a great source of iron, potassium, calcium and vitamin B6 so feel good about eating these robust cookies!

Molasses Ginger Cookies

Enjoy your cookies with a cup of tea!

As you will see, the recipe below is for a small batch of cookies…makes about 20. If you want more, or are having lots of guests, just double the recipe. What are you waiting for? Whip up a batch of these yummy cookies now, and while they are in the oven check out these other sweet ginger treats on my blog: Lemon Ginger Cookies and Gingerbread.

Molasses Ginger CookiesMolasses Ginger Cookies – Gluten Free

1 1/4 cup almond flour
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tbsp ground ginger
1/4 cup coconut oil (warmed to a liquid)
1/8 cup organic blackstrap molasses
1/8 cup agave
1/4 cup crystalized ginger (diced)

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together first four ingredients.

In a separate bowl combine coconut oil, molasses and agave.

Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until you get a sticky dough.

Fold in crystalized ginger.

Scoop 1 inch balls of dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet leaving space between cookies as they will spread while cooking.

Bake for 6-8 minutes depending on altitude.

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