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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7 thoughts on “Easy Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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 🙂

  4. 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!

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