This recipe is a version of a recipe from my dear friend Carol who I have known many years. She makes these cookies at holiday/Christmas time and I love to make them at that time of year too. I thought it would be fun to see if I could create these cookies using gluten free and dairy free ingredients! It worked like a charm! I just added some crystallized ginger to add even more ginger flavor to the cookies! Yum!
These cookies have been very popular in my meal service. People ask about them all of the time so I decided to add them as an option to purchase with every meal.
I just love soft cookies, I am not a "crispy cookie" fan. I love the softness and the amazing ginger flavor in these treats!
Along the way on my health journey I have found that it is important to have a treat now and again, and with these cookies it can be a high quality treat with healthy coconut oil, molasses and lots of great spices!
I hope that you enjoy these cookies year round too! Bake some up to give to a neighbor or a friend! Or, if you are local I will bake some for you!
Carol's Soft Ginger Molasses Cookies:
3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 cup coconut sugar or muscovado brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoons baking soda
1 cups gluten free flour mix (your choice)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup crystallized ginger, chopped finely
+ organic sugar or muscovado sugar for rolling the cookies in before baking
1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a stand mixer in the order given.
2. Chill the dough in a bowl in the fridge for at least 1 hour before baking.
3. Heat the oven to 375.
4. Roll the dough into 1-1.5 inch balls, roll in sugar if desired, then place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 1-2 inches apart.
5. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes or until set.
Makes about 24-28 cookies (you can make them smaller to yield more cookies)