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. I would like to know if the Yacon syrup sells in Canada. I have type 2 dietetics and I am looking for something like this because I love my sweets like cookie’s cakes and . I would like to not feel guilty about eating them and loose weight at the same time. Thank You

    • Clara, I think it’s something you can get at most health food stores. I would also check :-)

  2. Hello! I was looking for a general area to ask you a question but couldn’t find it so here it is:
    Do you have any recipes for bread / baked goods that are Vegan, Grain-free/Paleo and completely Sugar-Free (including fruit and natural sugars like honey, agave, maple etc)…? It seems impossible to find any recipes with this many restrictions.

    • Hayden, thanks for your comment! I wish I could help you out but haven’t had much luck with grain-free baking that does not use eggs :-)

  3. I have made these at least 3 times now, they are so good! I add a little more spice sometimes. Thanks, Elana, for all your hard work!

  4. Made them as directed for myself and with molasses for my hubs…very little difference in taste. The are wonderful!

  5. Elena, I have your book Paleo Cooking, and I love your recipes. Would you accept a challenge? Our family has always loved hermit cookies. Would you consider developing a recipe for them? They are cake-like molasses raisin nut cookies, and I have not been able to find a paleo alternative that tastes good:(
    Thanks so much for your example of a healthy life well lived.

  6. My kids and I made these for Santa and they are wonderful! I used molasses instead of yacon syrup and it turned out great. Thanks for such an easy, simple recipe!

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