Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies


Have you jumped on the gluten free bandwagon?  Or perhaps you have friends or family who have? While I eat almost anything, I know so many people who are gluten free.  And doesn’t everyone deserve fun foods like these Gluten Free Molasses Cookies? 

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

I previously made some delicious One Flour Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies.  But my adventures aren’t ending there.  When you go to a CSA party–full of people who eat healthy, you can bring home a lot of great recipes! 

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies - great with milk or coffee

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies – great with milk or coffee

Like their chocolate chip cookie cousins, these Gluten Free Molasses Cookies (based on a recipe from Camilla Saulsbury) require just a single flour—chickpea—to turn into delicious cookies that are indistinguishable from the originals.  If your barrier to baking gluten free is recipes that needed a half dozen ingredients to substitute for the flour, this may be your answer!

And, yes, they are just as easy to bake as the conventional flour version.  molasses-cookies01


Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies - made with chickpea flour

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies Cooling

As I transition from fall into holiday baking, (Gluten Free) Molasses Cookies completely fit the bill. Or even, possibly, a favorite year ‘round. 

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

I wonder if she has a peanut butter cookie…

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies
Serves 36
Tired of mixing little bits of this and that as a gluten free flour substitute? Then try these Gluten Free Molasses Cookies--made easy with chickpea flour!
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
94 calories
12 g
15 g
4 g
2 g
3 g
22 g
104 g
8 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94
Calories from Fat 39
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg
Sodium 104mg
Total Carbohydrates 12g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. ½ cup brown sugar (or coconut palm sugar)
  2. ½ cup sugar (plus more for rolling)
  3. ¾ cup butter
  4. 1 large egg
  5. 6 tablespoons mild molasses
  6. 2 ½ cups chickpea flour
  7. 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  8. 2 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  9. ¼ teaspoon salt
  10. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  11. ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  1. With an electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Scrape the sides of the bowl, then add egg and molasses. Beat for 1 minute.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Stir into butter mixture until just blended.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 – 24 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 325 F. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick spray. Form dough into 1 inch balls, roll in extra granulated sugar and place 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes until set but still soft in the middle. Remove from pan to cool.
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  1. Love these cookies Inger !
    Look awesome 🙂

  2. No, don’t need gluten free in my house, but these look good no matter what. I do know a couple people who’d love a plate of these for the holidays, Inger. I rarely make gluten free dishes, but every so often I see one like this and I am always happy with the results.

  3. I’m always on the hunt for desserts I could serve my GF friends. This one would do nicely!

  4. These cookies look delicious Inger, love molasses.

  5. my mom is the molasses cookie maker in our family, and i’ll bet she’d scoff at the idea of a gluten-free version. i think they look wonderful, though, and i suspect she wouldn’t even be able to tell!

  6. These cookies look great Inger, I yet have to bake with chickpea flour…I love all the spices in it.
    Have a wonderful week 🙂

  7. I love that these use chickpea flour! While I am not gluten-free, I do know a few people who are, and sometimes want to bake for them. This is perfect! Thanks, Inger!

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