Soft Baked Ginger Molasses Cookies

You have GOT to try these Soft Baked Ginger Molasses Cookies! They’re gluten free, dairy free, and are so simple to make! Can’t wait for you to make them!

Oh hey oh hey! I made us these molasses cookies!! I asked you guys what your favorite cookies are and what you wanted to see this holiday season. What did a bunch of you say? Like a lot. A lot of you all said one type of cookie. It kinda surprised me HOW many of you said the same thing, you know?

Soft Baked Ginger Molasses Cookies

Ginger molasses cookies. Not going to lie. These weren’t a staple in my childhood. We had those gingersnap cookies that were super crunchy and spiced and perfect when you dipped them for a good minute in a cup of milk. But they were adult cookies. 

I preferred the chocolatey peanut butter ones and only later in life have I come to appreciate ginger cookies. 

Since I got so many requests, I thought it was about time I tried my hand trying these cookies. Guys. These came out super pillowy and soft, perfectly spiced, and sweet but not too sweet. I wish I could give you a bite through the computer. 

Soft Baked Ginger Molasses Cookies

As much as I am obsessing over these, I really also want to try making a chewy version. I feel like I need both versions need to happen so I can cover all my bases. I’ll put chewy ginger molasses cookies on the list for next week. But for now we can all enjoy these pillowy, moist, soft center cookies with a crisp outside. They are amazing. 

So, now that I’ve told you all about errrythang, let’s get into the recipe!!

Whisk together the coconut oil, molasses, and egg in a medium bowl. Quick note on molasses: it’s a higher glycemic sweetener than what I typically use. If you aren’t concerned with blood sugar (i.e. you don’t have Diabetes or some other reason you are monitoring your blood sugars) please disregard this note. If you’d prefer to keep it low glycemic, use agave nectar instead of molasses and it’ll still be delicious!

Add the almond flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.

Use a rubber spatula to fold everything together to combine. Use a cookie scooper to scoop 12 cookie dough balls out on a lined baking sheet. Sprinkle each cookie dough ball with flaked sea salt. Bake for 12 minutes. 

Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. 

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Soft Baked Ginger Molasses Cookies

  • Author: Lindsay// The Toasted Pine Nut
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total Time: 22 min
  • Yield: 16 1x

Description

You have GOT to try these Soft Baked Ginger Molasses Cookies! They’re gluten free, dairy free, and are so simple to make! Can’t wait for you to make them!


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup refined coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup molasses (agave nectar for low glycemic)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspiin baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Whisk together the coconut oil, molasses, and egg in a medium bowl. 
  3. Add the almond flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt, and nutmeg.
  4. Use a rubber spatula to fold everything together to combine. 
  5. Use a cookie scooper to scoop 12 cookie dough balls out on a lined baking sheet. 
  6. Sprinkle each cookie dough ball with flaked sea salt.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. 
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for about 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. 

Notes

Quick note on molasses: it’s a higher glycemic sweetener than what I typically use. If you aren’t concerned with blood sugar (i.e. you don’t have Diabetes or some other reason you are monitoring your blood sugars) please disregard this note. If you’d prefer to keep it low glycemic, use agave nectar instead of molasses and it’ll still be delicious!

Enjoy!! xo

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