I had to share one more gluten-free cookie recipe before Christmas. Molasses cookies have been my favorite cookie over the past few Christmases. I have made this recipe the past few years, which is a sure favorite. But this year I wanted to add a few variations, including no eggs and honey. There is always room for dreaming and I thought some fresh apples may be a nice touch.
1 1/2 cup of sweet sorghum flour
1/2 cup of organic millet flour
3/4 cup of tapioca flour
1/2 TB of baking soda
1/2 ts. of sea salt
3 TB of chia seed meal (grind chia seeds in magic bullet type grinder)
3/4 cup of coconut palm sugar or sucanat
2 ts. of ground ginger
2 ts. of ground cinnamon
dash of black pepper
2 dashes of ground cardamon
1/2 cup of unsulphured blackstrap molasses
1/2 cup of room temperature organic coconut oil
1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce (I use homemade)
2-3 TB of maple syrup (for flavor)
15-20 drops of pure vanilla stevia liquid (I used NuNaturals)
1/4-1/3 cup of finely chopped fresh apple pieces
- You can omit the stevia and add another 1/4-1/2 cup of sucanat. But I like to add the touch of stevia for more sweetness and the added vanilla. If you add sugar instead, you may want to add 1 ts. of pure vanilla as well.
- If you want to roll each cookie before baking in coconut sugar for an added touch of sweetness, these cookies would do great with that.
-Adding some finely chopped candied ginger or raisins could be a nice added option as well.
- Some other molasses recipes from my blog are HERE.
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I hope you have a festive day and enjoy!
Much love to you!