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Delight your friends & family with these incredibly delicious gluten free molasses ginger cookies this holiday season!

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Delight your friends & family with these incredibly delicious gluten free molasses ginger cookies this holiday season!

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Great Grammie McAuley’s famous Molasses Krinkles Cookies are PERFECT for SANTA and will put a smile on anyone’s face! In fact, they are SO famous around here, that Grammie Scott (Grammie McAuley’s daughter and my incredible Mother-in-law) gets constant requests for them! She grew up with the smell of these delicious treats enticing her throughout the farmhouse in The Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

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Ella’s Eggless Nog (recipe coming soon!) with Grammie Approved Molasses Krinkles – the PERFECT combo for SANTA!

Converting these classic cookie to Gluten-Free wasn’t a want in our home…it was a MUST! We were up to the challenge and after many many test runs (maybe on purpose) we created the perfect recipe! Even Grammie says she can’t tell the difference! Now that’s success!

Make these amazing treats for Santa this year and he will be incredibly grateful!

Ingredients in Gluten Free Molasses Ginger Cookies

  1. Crazy Good Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

See my post How to CREATE your own Gluten-Free Flour Blend for ingredients and instructional details! The ingredients also listed in the recipe below.

  1. Butter

I have become picky about my dairy. I have noticed that grass fed dairy simply tastes better! Seriously, if you haven’t tried grass fed butter or milk, please do! You may just become hooked like I am. Similar to the grass fed meat, I find you don’t need as much butter when using grass fed as it simply has more flavour. My parents say, “It tastes like milk should taste!” I couldn’t agree more! I use Savor Brand grass fed butter. You can find it at Superstore (Loblaws) and Blush Lane in Calgary.

Molasses adds the iconic flavour!

  1. Molasses (we use Blackstrap) – for a milder flavour you can use Fancy Molasses.
 

We LOVE molasses! It is actually very high in iron too! When I was a kid, I was anemic and one of the foods my doctor recommended I eat was molasses. In fact, blackstrap molasses contains more than just iron! It contains vital vitamins and minerals: iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B6 & selenium.I use Crosby’s Blackstrap Molasses which you can find at most grocers.

  1. Cane Sugar

I like to use Cane Sugar over regular granulated sugar. Although identical in chemical composition, these sugars are quite different in taste. Cane sugar imparts a deeper, more full bodied flavour to baking due to its molasses content and is therefore higher in nutrients. Granulated sugar is more processed and stripped of its molasses content making it less flavourful. I figure if I’m adding the calories from sugar, why not use the BEST flavoured type and therefore need much less!

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is used to strengthen the dough. I like to use Bragg’s raw unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar for its purity and flavour.

  1. Spices

Ginger (ground), Cloves (ground), Cinnamon, Sea Salt

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My incredible Mother-in-law and equally amazing daughter baking Grammie Approved Molasses Crinkles for Santa!

Binders, Starches, Leavening

  1. Psyllium Husk

Psyllium is one of the main ingredients in Metamucil! So needless to say it is incredibly good for the intestinal tract and in fact it enhances the digestive process & has prebiotic effects. Psyllium husk is very rich in fibre and can help improve & prevent constipation and haemorrhoid pain. Research is even showing it can help manage diabetes and may even lower risk of developing diabetes! On top of all of that psyllium husk is heart healthy, may help decrease blood pressure, decrease cholesterol & can help with weight management. Psyllium contains antibacterial compounds that help eliminate toxins in the body & in turn give you healthy glowing skin! You can find psyllium husk at most grocers and health stores (e.g. Blush Lane Organics).

  1. Baking Soda

I like Bob’s Red Mill Baking Soda which I find at Blush Lane in Calgary.

Starches

  1. Tapioca Flour (aka Tapioca Starch)

Like other starches, Tapioca Flour (aka Tapioca starch) is a very fine white powder that comes from the pulp of the cassava plant. It is not the same thing as cassava flour however, which is made from the entire root of the cassava plant. It is used to help create the chewy texture and crispy crust in our Momma’s Marvellous Montreal Style Bagels. You can find also Tapioca Flour at most grocery stores in the organic/natural foods aisle.

  1. Potato Starch

Potato Starch is a starchy flour that helps bind and hold the bagels together. However, Potato Starch is NOT the same thing as Potato Flour. Potato starch is a natural way to increase the moisture of the dough as potato starch absorbs and holds liquid. You know when you soak potatoes before baking so that they are more crispy? Well, that’s kind of how potato starch is made. Crushed potatoes are soaked in water, then the starch that comes out of the water is dried and becomes the white starch known as Potato Starch. Potato Flour, on the other hand, is created by using the entire potato which is cooked, dried and then ground. You can find Potato Starch at most grocery stores in the organic/natural foods aisle. I use Bob’s Red Mill.

How to make Gluten Free Molasses Ginger Cookies

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Step-by-Step Instructions

1: Preheat oven to 350°F (convection).

2: Cream together butter, sugar, molasses until fluffy. Add warmed water & continue mixing until incorporated. I like to use my KitchenAid Stand Mixer with a paddle attachment for this step.

3: Sift together Crazy Good Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour, baking soda, ginger, cloves & cinnamon.

4: Combine wet & dry ingredients until form a nice dough. 

5: Roll dough into small balls (about 1″ in diameter).Then roll gently in cane sugar (if you’d like).

6: Place dough balls onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

7: If you prefer your cookies flatter, press each ball down with a fork in the centre.

8: Place tray with cookie balls into the freezer for 10-15 minutes. This helps prevent the cookies from spreading too much during baking.

9: Bake on centre rack for 10-13 minutes at 350°F.

10: Remove from oven. If you like a flatter cookie that is very crinkled, then drop cookie sheet onto counter once or twice. Grammie says this causes the cookies to gain the “crinkled” appearance.

11: Allow to cool for at least 10-15 minutes before heating them warm!

Grammie Approved Molasses Krinkles - Perfect for Santa are a bit like gingerbread cookies but much tastier!

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These incredible Gluten Free Cookies are sure to be a family favourite! They are delicious any time of the year! gluten free cookies, gfcookies, gfvegancookies, gluten free baking, gluten free molasses crinkles, gluten free ginger cookies

Gluten Free Molasses Ginger Cookies - PERFECT for SANTA

These famously delicious Gluten-Free Molasses Krinkles have been approved by Grammie! They'll make your home smell incredibly inviting for Santa and other guests! Delight your friends & family with these incredibly delicious gluten free molasses ginger cookies this holiday season!
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Prep Time: 18 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 24 cookies

Equipment Needed

Author: Trish

INGREDIENTS
 

Crazy Good Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

Cookie Dough

  • 270 g Butter, unsalted I use Savor Brand (from grass fed cows)
  • 185 g Molasses I use Crosby's Blackstrap Molasses
  • 317 g Cane Sugar
  • 20 g Psyllium Husk
  • 40 g Water warmed
  • 20 g Baking Soda
  • 8 g Ground Ginger
  • 2 g Ground Cloves
  • 5 g Cinnamon
  • 1/16 tsp pinch of Salt

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

Crazy Good Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour

  • Weigh out each flour and starch, then sift together.

Mix Cookie Dough

  • Cream together butter, sugar, molasses until fluffy, and warmed water & continue mixing 1-2' until incorporated.
  • Whisk together Crazy Good Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour, baking soda, ginger, cloves & cinnamon.
  • Combine wet & dry ingredients until form a nice dough. Mix well.
  • Let stand for 5-10 minutes covered.
  • Roll dough into small balls, then roll gently in cane sugar (Optional)
  • If you prefer flat cookies, press each ball down with a fork in the centre.
  • Place entire cookie sheet with cookie dough balls into the freezer for 15 mins.
  • Bake for 10-13 minutes at 350°F. Mine take 12 minutes.
  • If you like a flat crinkly cookie, grab the pan on both sides & drop onto counter a few times.
  • Allow to cool on baking pan for at least 10-15 minutes before eating them warm as cookies continue to cook in the centre once removed from the oven.

Notes

*Make these incredible Grammie Approved Gluten-Free Molasses Krinkles for Santa this Christmas!
**Make sure to watch the cookies (especially if you roll them in sugar) as you don't want them to burn!
To make 570g Crazy Good Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
142g Sweet Rice Flour (can substitute with Oat flour)
114g Brown Rice Flour (can substitute with sorghum or buckwheat)
114g Sorghum Flour
114g Potato Starch (not potato flour - can sub with tapioca or arrowroot starch)
86g Tapioca Flour (aka starch)
To Freeze: Place in airtight container once fully cooled. Last for weeks!
To Thaw: Leave on counter for a few hours or heat for 20-30 secs in microwave.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Molasses Ginger Cookies - PERFECT for SANTA
Serving Size
 
1 Cookie
Amount per Serving
Calories
163
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
0.5
g
1
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.1
g
1
%
Sodium
 
681
mg
30
%
Potassium
 
450
mg
13
%
Carbohydrates
 
37.6
g
13
%
Fiber
 
1.2
g
5
%
Protein
 
1.9
g
4
%
Calcium
 
7
mg
1
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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