Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

Tired of mixing little bits of this & that for a gluten free flour substitute? Then try these tasty Gluten Free Molasses Cookies!

Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

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? 

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

Great with milk or coffee

Like their chocolate chip cookie cousins, these (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

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

I wonder if she has a peanut butter cookie…

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

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!
Author: Inger
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 36
Calories 94 kcal


  • ½ cup brown sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • ½ cup sugar plus more for rolling
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons mild molasses
  • 2 ½ cups chickpea flour
  • 1 Tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves


  • 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.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, salt and spices. Stir into butter mixture until just blended.
  • Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 1 – 24 hours.
  • 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.


Calories: 94kcal
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7 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

  1. David

    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!

  2. Juliana

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

  3. grace

    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!

  4. Barbara

    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.

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