Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies Recipe
Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free
Molasses cookies are quite possibly the most flexible and easy-to-work-with type of cookie in the world. The molasses keeps them soft for days and you can even freeze the dough for up to 2 weeks... when that craving hits just pop into the oven. No matter what type of cookie texture you prefer, it is basically impossible to make a bad molasses cookie. Not only is this recipe gluten, grain and dairy free...it’s also egg free and AIP compliant. This is one you don’t want to miss!! If you're looking for a more traditional molasses cookie recipe (with eggs) check this delicious one out here.
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- ½ cup maple syrup
- ¾ cups organic non-hydrogenated palm shortening
- ¼ cup organic black strap molasses
- 1 tablespoon beef gelatin
- 240 grams (or 2 cups) Otto's Naturals - Cassava flour (if not using a scale, fluff with a whisk before scooping. Use ¼ cup to scoop, re-fluffing the flour every 2 scoops)
- 2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons apple pie spice (or sub cinnamon and ginger for #aip)
- ½ teaspoon ground clove
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- a few tablespoons of sugar to roll dough balls in (granulated maple sugar or cane sugar will be prettiest!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Mix coconut sugar, maple syrup, shortening and molasses together until well combined. Dump in dry ingredients, stirring ingredients together lightly. Finish with hand mixer until dough is well combined.
Using a cookie scoop, or your hands, roll dough lightly into walnut-sized balls, then generously coat each ball with sugar. Place balls on a baking sheet and bake for 9 to 11 minutes, depending on if you prefer soft in the middle cookies, or more of a “snap.” When cookies are done baking gently press them down with the bottom of a glass to flatten, if desired. If you don’t press them down they will stay soft little round pillows. Up to you!
Remove cookies from baking sheet and allow to cool on a wire rack…though these are amazing while still warm too.
While most Molasses Cookies start to emerge from ovens around autumn, our super-easy recipe for these tasty egg-free treats is too delicious to confine to one season. Featuring our fluffy, grain-free Cassava Flour for a classic chewy bite, our other secret ingredient for giving these AIP-compliant cookies an irresistible chew is—surprise! —collagen-rich beef gelatin! Just a tablespoon of gelatin goes into the whole batch, so all you’ll taste in every bite is the rich, familiar blend of dark molasses, rich maple syrup, warm and spicy ginger and a sprinkle of sweet cinnamon. For picture perfect Molasses Cookies with a bit of extra sparkle, roll balls of dough in granulated sugar of choice before baking and allow cookies to set and cool completely before stacking or storing. Of course, we wouldn’t blame you for sneaking one (or three) while still warm.