Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies- soft and chewy molasses cookies spiced with hints of ground cinnamon and ginger. So perfect that no one will tell that they’re vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free!
You guys, I think I’ve cracked the code for the perfect vegan and gluten-free cookie.
It all started with these Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies. I was pretty floored with the texture of those cookies but then I tried using almond flour instead of almond meal, and whipped coconut oil instead of vegan butter. That’s the golden ticket, my friends.
The almond flour gives them a finer texture and the coconut oil keeps the centers soft and helps them spread beautifully. The best part is that you don’t need flax eggs, starches or gums to make them. Just almond flour and oat flour. Simple bliss.
You’ll notice the ingredient list is similar to the Dreamy Vegan Snickerdoodles I posted last week and that’s because these are an adaptation of those. Thanks to molasses, these are slightly softer and more chewy with delicious hints of ginger and cinnamon.
They’re also refined sugar-free assuming you leave off the sprinkle of sugar on the top. I just can’t help myself. It makes them so pretty.
I have to warn you that they are slightly addictive. I made two batches and we’re down to just a few in less than a week. In fact, I just ate one before I started typing this post. I’m also trying really hard to resist getting up to eat another one. The struggle is real.
Whether you’re in the mood to bake holiday cookies or in need of a last minute edible gift idea, I hope you’ll consider giving this recipe a try! I promise it won’t disappoint.
Also, I’m going to be taking a few days off from the blog while we spend time with our families over the holiday. It will be our first time home for Christmas in 5 years so it’s kind of important that I be present with everyone. I hope you are able to find some time to relax and enjoy time with your loved ones as well. Merry Christmas!!
Prep Time: 10
Cook Time: 10
Total Time: 20
1 cup almond flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup oat flour*
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup solidified unrefined coconut oil** (I like Nutiva’s Buttery Coconut Oil for baking)
1/2 cup coconut sugar (or organic brown sugar)
3 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons almond milk
Preheat the oven to 350°F then line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the almond flour, oat flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Sift together then set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment (or a large bowl using a hand mixer), add the solidified coconut oil, coconut sugar, molasses, vanilla extract and almond milk. Cream together on medium speed for about 1-minute.
With the mixer running on low speed, add the dry ingredients to the bowl in two parts. Allow to mix until a dough forms, for about 30 seconds. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides then mix again, as needed.
Take 1 and 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Sprinkle with organic sugar (if desired) then bake cookies for about 10 minutes, until they are puffy and just starting to spread. Be sure to peak through the oven door when checking on them rather than opening it and letting the heat out.
Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container for up to 7 days at room temperature.