Sunday, December 26, 2010

Molasses Cookies Gluten Free

Have you ever had those molasses cookies from Starbucks??? Oh my if you haven't and you don't have gluten issues you've got to try one on a cheat day. When my husband would grab one for a treat I would take maybe two small bites just to share in the yumminess. Then I set out on a mission to recreate it gluten free so that I could eat a WHOLE cookie. It took me quite awhile to make something that came remotely close to this cookie but boy did I have many bake failures. Too gushy, too strong on the molasses, too flat, too small... you name I did it.

Molasses "Starbucks wanna be" Cookies (Gluten Free)

  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose baking flour (Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 teaspoon aluminum free soda
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) of organic butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup organic raw sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon stevia powder (if you don't have this use 1/2 cup of the raw organic sugar)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 unbeaten egg
  • 2 tablespoons of milk (rice, almond, or soy can be used)
  • 1 teaspoon organic vanilla
  • raw organic sugar for rolling cookies in

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together in med size bowl
  2. Cream well in large mixing bowl the butter molasses, sugar, brown sugar and stevia.
  3. Add the egg, milk and vanilla
  4. Blend in dry ingredients gradually and mix thoroughly.
  5. Make medium size balls and roll in sugar and place on cookie sheet.
  6. You might want to do one test cookie before you make an entire sheet of cookies. If the cookies don't rise or come out too gooey add more flour.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees F or 190 degrees C for 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. If you want to add a Hershey's chocolate kiss place it on top of cookie once removed from oven and push it down into place. The cookie will look like my Peanut Blossom cookies but darker.
Print Recipe.
It is helpful if you have a kitchen aid but if you are like me and left yours in the states in storage because of the different power requirements in Europe just pick up a 10 euro hand mixer and that will do the trick until you need to add the flour. It will get super thick and you'll need to mix by hand. If you have Pamelas Ultimate Baking Flour mix try using that as I think it would be even better than Bob's Red Mill. I'm just limited living overseas and unable to easily get Pamelas.

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