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Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

If you follow me on Facebook than you know that I have been trying to make gluten free molasses cookies for months.

Molasses cookies are one of my husband’s favorite cookies and I knew I needed to get them right. And for some reason I have been really craving them, so I was really determined to figure them out.

I think these cookies might have created more disasters than any other gluten free recipe I have tried. It might have something to do with my stubbornness to adapt one of our old favorites to be gluten free.

Our old favorite was so good, that I had no desire to give any other recipe a try. My goal was to figure this specific recipe out.

And after about 6 disasters, I finally got it right.

I am so glad I did not give up on this recipe. It was worth all the disasters because what I came up with was very close to the original recipe that we loved so much.

These have a great molasses flavor with a hint of cinnamon and ginger. So good and so worth the wait!


Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. What is sweet rice flour?

  2. They look great. Are these soft or crisp cookies?

  3. These are delicious! Hubby is gluten-free and loved them! I rolled them in sugar before baking them and it gives them a nice crispy outside with soft and chewy inside. Thanks for all your hard work in coming up with the perfect molasses cookie (or ginger snap, as we call them).

    • Thanks! I am so glad you liked them. I will have to try rolling them in sugar. I have done that with other cookies, but not these and it sounds great.

  4. I LOVE molasses cookies. Adding these to the holiday cookie roundup I’m working on!

  5. These are delicious! As I was devouring them, I told my husband that these were better than the ones I made as a “kid” (13? 14?). The recipes I had made back then always tasted OK, but were never this good in texture. I got to thinking that AP wheat flour probably made the other recipes very prone to over mixing and developing the gluten too much, creating a tough cookie. The gluten free version is wonderful compared to any other gluten-full spice cookie I recall making.

    • I am so glad you enjoyed them! I love cookies and love making gluten free cookies that taste as good as the real thing, so I love hearing how much you enjoyed them. Thanks for letting me know. I will keep working on more and more gluten free cookies.


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