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Molasses Cookies?

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Whole foods gluten-free bakery makes a very dark chewy gluten free ginger/molasses cookie. However it is something like $7.99 for only 6 of them. does anyone have a good recipe for these? I tried one from Joy of cooking with gluten-free flour but they were neither chewy nor dark brown.


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This is my favorite recipe from "Living Without" website - I love them ! They also work well crushed for easy pie crusts.

Old Fashioned Ginger Snaps

1/2 c shortening (I used lite becel marg)

1/2 c sugar

4 T brown sugar

4 T molasses

4 T bitter orange marmalade (this adds awesome flavor, any marmalade will do)

1 t vanilla extract

2 c gluten-free flour mix (see below)

1/2 t xanthum gum

1/2 t baking soda

1 t cream of tartar

1/4 t salt

2 t ginger

1 t cinnamon

1/2 t nutmeg

1/4 t sugar for rolling (I don't roll these, I do them as drop cookies, way easier !)

Oven @ 350 degrees. Recipe says to use a mixer, I mix by hand.

1)Mix shortening & sugars until smooth, add molasses, marmalade, & vanilla & mix well.

2)In a separate bowl mix flour mix, xanthum gum, baking soda, cream of tartar, & salt

3)Combine 2 mixes & mix well.

4)Here's where you either form the mixture into balls and roll in sugar OR drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet.

5)Bake 12-14 minutes, cook 5 minutes & remove from pan. Enjoy !

gluten-free Flour Mix

4 c brown rice flour

1 1/3 c potato starch

2/3 c tapioca flour/starch

(they call this mix the cookie flour mix)

NOTE: I like to add some ground flaxseed or pysllium husks to my gluten-free baking to bulk it up a bit - most gluten-free flours are low on fiber & very high on the glycemic index.

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Thank you for this recipe. I, too, have been searching for the perfect ginger/molasses cookie. Outside the Breadbox in Colorado Springs, CO bakes the most delicious gluten free ginger cookies I have ever tasted. I have been enjoying them all summer long, and now am returning home with some of them in the freezer. My next cooking project is to try to come up with an acceptable substitute until I return to Colorado next summer.

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