Molasses Spice Cookies

These cookies were inspired by Dorie Greenspan’s delicious looking Molasses Spice Cookies which I saw in a recent Parade Magazine.  I read Parade every weekend (it comes in our local paper), and I especially enjoy checking out the recipes in it and then renovating them for my gluten free higher protein desires.

Spice cookies are perfect for this time of year, a little zing and boost after the holidays and warming as well, which is nice given all of the cold spells we’ve been having here in Colorado.

Molasses Spice Cookies

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Servings 12 cookies



  • Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl
  • Stir together wet ingredients in a small bowl
  • Mix wet ingredients into dry
  • Scoop onto parchment paper lined baking sheet 1 tablespoon at a time and gently press
  • Bake at 350°F for 6-10 minutes
  • Cool and serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 mins
Total Time 16 mins
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For those wondering about my use of yacon syrup in this and other recipes, I have a section on my ingredients page regarding the benefits of Yacon syrup and the reasons I use it in place of molasses.

It’s so nice to see food bloggers adapting recipes from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. Heather from the Heather Eats Almond Butter blog recently posted pictures of the Classic Carrot Cake (that she made into a birthday cake) from my gluten free cookbook. Johanna over at Slow Cooked RX posted her version of my Chocolate Chip Scones recipe using chia seeds and cocoa nibs. Check out her Cocoa Nib Scones recipe!

Stay warm and have a spicy New Year!


73 responses to “Molasses Spice Cookies”

  1. cookies came out chewy and fabulous ! so good and quick ! my modifications were :
    I used aunt pattys unsulphured Blackstrap molasses instead of yacon and coconut oil ,
    with 2 full tsp cinnamon.

  2. I just discovered your website. I am so inspired. I decided to take our family wheat free two days ago. I tried this recipe this morning with a couple of alterations of coconut oil instead of grape seed oil (as I did not have grape seed oil) regular salt, (no celtic salt here in New Zealand, and I used molasses again, I have not found yakon syrup here in New Zealand.
    The texture was melt in your mouth exquisite! It was pretty strong on the molasses flavour so I might experiment with that next time. I only brought one to work and I am salivating for another. My husband loved it as well. I have ordered your books and have printed multiple recipes and can’t wait to try my next one. Thank you!

  3. YES! These totally worked for us and are yummy. They were easy to make and the whole family (even picky teenage son) loves them. We used molasses instead of yukon syrup. This will go into the things we make regularly list. THANKS!

  4. I checked the links for yacon syrup and the Benefityourlifestore does not carry it and other link only has the concentrate and tablets.

  5. I love how fast these are to make! I went into my kitchen at 9:05, and by 9:30 had a batch of these ready to eat. Awesome!

  6. Awesome!! Made them with 1/2 molasses, 1/2 honey, and coconut oil. Just about the best and probably the healthiest cookie ever!

  7. Made these replacing the yacon with maple syrup butter, doubling the cinnamon, and adding a pinch of Chinese Five Spice… cookies came out an EPIC FAIL… flat and crumbly. Discovered they made an amazing Lacey-like cookie for ice cream when frozen. EPIC discovery!

  8. I made these with Coconut nectur (looks and feels like honey) instead of yacon. I addeed a couple drops of lemon extract. They turned out great. I didn’t smash them down, but they ended up very flat. I made my own almond meal and threw in some flax seed too. No cinnamon for me.
    Yum, they won’t last long.

  9. I tried them and they are good. I had to flatten my batch, like you would a peanut butter cookie, halfway thru cooking with a spatula. For my own tastes I might add a little more ginger and cinnamon. They are really good with my favorite cup of coffee.

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