Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies

This is my husband's grandmother's famous molasses cookie recipe, which I've converted to gluten free.  These are served at most family events - from weddings to baby showers.  We especially like to make these cookies in bulk at Christmas.  I hope you love them as much as we do, and incorporate them into your traditions.

The original recipe is from my husband’s grandmother. These gluten-free molasses cookies are pretty close in texture of the gluten-full originals, and they are so yummy for a winter cookie. These are served at most family events – from weddings to baby showers. We especially like to make these cookies in bulk at Christmas. I hope you love them as much as we do, and incorporate them into your traditions.

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies (Makes about 6 Dozen Cookies)

Adding Sanding Sugar to the rolled and cut cookies, just before baking.

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • Rolling mat
  • Baking sheets

Ingredients

  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup shortening or lard
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brewed coffee (cold)
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 5 cups gluten free all purposes cup-for-cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • Sanding Sugar or Cane Sugar

Instructions

  • Cream together the molasses, shortening ,sugar, vinegar and cold coffee.
  • In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and ground ginger.
  • Mix in half the flour mixture then transfer to a floured work surface (bread board if you have one.)
  • Knead in the remaining flour mixture until incorporated.
  • Roll out dough ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut into circles (or scalloped edged circles) with a cookie cutter.
  • Sprinkle with the sanding sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375° for about 12 minutes.
  • Makes approximately 6 dozen Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies

Here is my mom, last year, helping to finish up our Gluten Free Linzer Cookies, amid mounds of baked cookies, including these Gluten Free Molasses Cookies.

Here is my mom, last year, helping to finish up our Gluten Free Linzer Cookies, amid mounds of baked cookies, including these Gluten Free Molasses Cookies.

Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies

These rolled and sugared molasses cookies have the warm spices of cinnamon and ginger.
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cinnamon, cookies for a crowd, ginger, holiday cookie, molasses, rolled cookies
Servings: 72 cookies
Cost: 7

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • rolling mat
  • baking sheets

Ingredients

  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 cup shortening or lard
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brewed coffee (cold)
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 5 cups gluten free all purposes cup-for-cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • ½ cup Sanding Sugar or Sugar in the Raw

Instructions

  • Cream together the molasses, shortening ,sugar, vinegar and cold coffee.
  • In a separate bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and ground ginger.
  • Mix in half the flour mixture then transfer to a floured work surface (bread board if you have one.)
  • Knead in the remaining flour mixture until incorporated.
  • Roll out dough ¼ inch thick.
  • Cut into circles (or scalloped edged circles) with a cookie cutter.
  • Sprinkle with sugar and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 375° for about 12 minutes.

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Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

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