Gluten-Free Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies | © 2013 |

Chewy, sticky and moist, this gluten free molasses cookie recipe, adapted from bojongourmet, is made with a combination of ground glutinous rice and ground oats. It is super easy to throw together and has a deep, warm flavour to compliment the holiday season.

  • 120 g Rolled oats, ground into flour
  • 125 g Glutinous rice, ground into flour
  • 30 g Mungbean starch
  • 5 g Psyllium husks
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Ground ginger
  • 1/2 tbsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Fine sea salt
  • 120 g Unsalted butter, melted and kept warm
  • 120 g Molasses
  • 50 g Muscovado sugar
  • 100 g Granulated sugar
  • 1 Large egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flours, starch, psyllium, baking soda, spices and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the butter, molasses, brown sugar, and 50 grams of the granulated sugar. Whisk in the egg and vanilla extract. Stir in the flour mixture and beat with a handheld mixer until well combined. Cover the dough and chill until overnight until firm.
  3. When you're ready to bake, position a rack in the upper third of the oven and preheat to 180C/350F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. Place the remaining granulated sugar in a shallow bowl.
  4. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and roll each ball in the sugar. Place the balls at least 2" apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake the cookies, one sheet at a time, until they are puffed and cracked, and the dough between the cracks looks underbaked, 7-10 minutes, rotating the pan after 5 minutes to ensure even baking. Repeat with the second sheet.
  6. Let the cookies cool slightly on the sheet, then transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool completely Store the cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. | © 2013 |


Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 8/12/13 05:24

These are one of my favorite cookies...and yours are picture perfect, Angie!

Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living 8/12/13 05:34

These are gorgeous Angie - I'd never think to use mung bean starch in baking - great idea!

Alex 8/12/13 05:55

They look really Christmas-y!

Catherine 8/12/13 06:05

Dear Angie, These cookies look "Christmas" perfect!!! They would make a lovely gift.

Blessings dear, Catherine xo

Cathleen 8/12/13 06:08

These cookies look too good! Perfect for the holidays!

great-secret-of-life 8/12/13 07:32

Angie, So healthy and crispy looking cookies.. Love to have it for tea

Cooking Rookie 8/12/13 08:02

Perfect for the holidays! Love the presentation - so festive. Pinned.

Bel | Ooh, Look... 8/12/13 08:39

Lovely recipe, so perfect for the festive season!

Unknown 8/12/13 08:47

This is such an unusual cookie with the use of molasses which makes it all the more nutritious!

Esther Lau 8/12/13 09:59

Wow, beautiful and yummy Christmas treat! :)

Rosa's Yummy Yums 8/12/13 11:16

Pretty cookies! The kind I cannot stop eating...



Anonymous 8/12/13 11:48

What a unique combination of ingredients! Facinating!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 8/12/13 12:03

Chewy ginger cookies - that's the way I like them. They have a Christmas spirit about them.

Barbara 8/12/13 12:49

You are amazing! I love all the unusual ingredients in these cookies and a chewy gingersnap is exactly what we love in my family.

Vicki Bensinger 8/12/13 14:27

I haven't had these cookies in such a long time but always loved them. These look perfect in shape and color. Great recipe.

[Reply] 8/12/13 16:35

I am making some similar cookies for Christmas. Yours look awesome!!

lisa is cooking 8/12/13 16:43

Molasses is one of my favorite ingredients. These are perfect holiday cookies!

Nammi 8/12/13 16:53

yumm, never had molasses before not sure if I can find any here but love ginger nut cookies with a hot cup of coffee. these look fantastic.

Belinda 8/12/13 19:09

I would never have thought glutinous rice - awesome!

Amanda 8/12/13 19:34

Chewy? Ginger? Oh yum. Is there a substitute for the molasses though? I'm not a big fan of it. Would maple syrup work?

Finla 8/12/13 19:37

I love ginger cookies and when we get a mixed biscuit box i am the one who finish the ginger ones these looks so good and what a wonderufl christmas gift it will make.

Susan 8/12/13 19:40

Our youngest granddaughter is going to be tested for Celiac Disease, so I'm collecting all the gluten-free desserts I can. This one will be a special treat when they come for the holidays. XOXO

Unknown 8/12/13 19:44

Mung Bean and pepper, wow Angie, sounds so good and pretty unique cookies. I haven't made gluten free versions, but this recipe looks so good, can't wait to give it a shot.

Beth 8/12/13 20:40

I love ginger cookies! What a great way to celebrate the holidays.

Abbe@This is How I Cook 8/12/13 22:02

These perfectly capture all the flavors of the season. I need to capture some of those ingredients!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 8/12/13 23:57

Oh goodness, I am super hungry now! I can smell these cookies from here, delicious!

The Yum List 9/12/13 00:38

I do prefer a chewy biscuit over a crunchy one.

sprinklesandsauce 9/12/13 01:46

This recipe will come handy when we have out gluten free friends over! Thanks!

Elisabeth 9/12/13 02:26

Angie, these awesome cookies are all about Christmas, and the holiday spirit...ginger, cinnamon, molasses; I can imagine the wonderful aroma throughout your kitchen when baking these gems!

Terra 9/12/13 03:03

My Grammy loves making molasses cookies, and they pretty much rock! This lovely recipe brings back happy memories! Beautiful, Hugs, Terra

Jeannie Tay 9/12/13 04:44

These cookies looks really delicious! I like that they are so thin and gluten free too!

easyfoodsmith 9/12/13 05:43

The cookies look nice and crisp...not to forget delicious too. I have never cooked with molasses and I am intrigued by its flavor in these cookies.

Blackswan 9/12/13 06:21

Love seeing your Christmas posts! Feeling the mood......

Sokehah cheah 9/12/13 06:27

What a lovely presentation, Angie! Those ginger cookies do look inviting!

Lenia 9/12/13 11:30

Christmas scent scattered in these amazing pics!The cookies seem irresistible!
Have a lovely week,dear!

Monica 9/12/13 13:43

Really craving this type of cookie right now! Love the use of ground oats and the texture sounds perfect.

Lite Home Bake 9/12/13 15:18

I love ginger cookies! And the sight of your cookies is making me crave for them!

Gwen 9/12/13 15:38

Ooooo! Now you're talking! I love molasses cookies and ginger. Swoon city.

Hema 9/12/13 15:52

Cookies looks awesome, I love the crackled texture, love your clicks..

Ashley 9/12/13 16:59

These cookies are so perfect for the holidays! My mom and sister were just looking around the other day for a gluten-free molasses type cookie - definitely sending this to them!

Blog do Chocolate 9/12/13 17:00

I love cookies, Angie, and yours are wonderful and "sound" delicious !
I love your photos, so lovely ! :)


Gloria Baker 9/12/13 17:25

Angie your cookies look delicious and adorables:)

Rosita Vargas 9/12/13 17:29

Una idea fantàstica para Navidad ,deliciosa y elegante me encantò,abrazos.

Alida 9/12/13 20:20

Mmm.. how beautiful this Angie. I wish I could take a bite at these biscuits. They would go very well at the Christmas dinner table with coffee. Bravissima as usual :-)

Unknown 9/12/13 20:36

Hi Angie! Looks like you had some fun with your holiday cookie photos! Great that you're sharing gluten-free cookies-I'm sure there are many who appreciate that!!!

Evelyne CulturEatz 9/12/13 21:18

Ginger cookies are amongst my favorite, particularly the chewy kind. These sound so rich with the molasses. Original way to make them gluten-free!

Eva Taylor 9/12/13 22:36

They certainly are very beautiful Angie, and I can't believe they are gluten free. I will have to get a few ingredients on the list as I don't have them at home, but I'll definitely make these for my gluten intolerant girl friend.

Norma Chang 10/12/13 00:26

Using glutinous rice flour to make these cookies I imagine gives them a very nice texture.

Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 10/12/13 01:30

I don't think I have ever had ginger molasses cookies but I love the sound of them! And chewy ones are always better than crunchy ones, in my opinion. Delicious Angie!

Erin | Well Plated 10/12/13 01:52

Ginger molasses cookies are one of my all-time favorites at Christmas Angie! These look great.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/12/13 01:53

Gingerbread means Christmas to me month than any other cookie! Yours are beautiful and so are your photos, Angie.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/12/13 01:55

Naturally, that was supposed to be 'more'. Silly auto correct!

jasna varcakovic 10/12/13 02:30

I was wondering what kind of cookies are being prepared in Angie's kitchen...Of course, healthy and flavorsome!

Unknown 10/12/13 03:54

I love molasses cookies and these look so good with all those krinkles and crackles, yum@

wok with ray 10/12/13 04:15

Your photos are just perfect for the holiday. I love the idea of using glutinous rice as a flour. Have a nice week, Angie! :)

Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch 10/12/13 04:55

These look delicious and I love that you made them gluten free! Delish!

noobcook 10/12/13 06:18

I'm planning to make ginger biscuits sometime next week! yours look great!

Anonymous 10/12/13 10:22

I made your very delectable cookies & some of your ingredients were new to me too but loved making them & loved eating them too! We only have a few left! Ha! :)

Mary Moh 10/12/13 10:56

These look really good. Would be wonderful with a cup of tea or coffee. Love it even more as it's non gluten.

Unknown 10/12/13 14:56

hello I would really love to make these cookies but I need the measurements in English ?

Unknown 10/12/13 17:28

Well, well, in flavor and beautiful. Fantastic recipe, Angie :) ela

Unknown 10/12/13 17:53

Cookies look divine :) thanks for visiting me and so happy to follow you here. One amazing blog

Anonymous 10/12/13 17:59

You've always impressed me about the list of ingredients on your cookies Angie...
never heard any glutinous rice on cookie before, definitely must try then!

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 10/12/13 18:52

I bet these are a favorite in your house - as they would be in mine. Love gluten free too! The warm spices just make the world a perfect place - at least for a few minutes :)

fimere 10/12/13 18:55

des cookies délicieux et parfaits j'adore
bonne soirée

Linda 10/12/13 20:20

I would never imagine these are gluten free! And so pretty your presentation of these cookies!

Anonymous 10/12/13 20:31

Ooo these sound delicious!! I love molasses cookies, and even better that these are gluten free. :)

Sonia 10/12/13 21:11

Hi Angie,
This recipe of ginger molasses is looking so appetizing and beautiful ! Thanks for sharing awesome recipes!
Hope to see more of your creative endeavors in the New Year.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season and stay Warm !
Best Regards, Sonia

Alessandra 10/12/13 21:37

I have lots of molasses to use so thank you for the idea :-)


Erica 10/12/13 22:13

Beautiful and delicious cookies, Angie!

Jennifer Kendall 10/12/13 23:33

Your cookies look fabulous Angie! I can't believe they are gluten-free!

Geri Saucier 11/12/13 03:13

Love these cookies. They look so yummy. Perfect for Christmas baking. Thanks for sharing:)

Kitchen Belleicious 11/12/13 04:15

can;t believe these are GF! They look simply amazing! Great job

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 11/12/13 05:56

These look beautiful Angie! Sweet and chewy! I love ginger...especially around this time of year!

Mother Rimmy 11/12/13 14:48

I'm not a big sweet eater, I'm more the bread and chips, but I can't resist a chewy ginger cookie. It's the ginger that gets me every time.

kitchen flavours 11/12/13 14:51

Lovely cookies, Angie! Wish I could have some right now!

Asmita 11/12/13 14:53

Absolutely beautiful! Love the look and sound of these cookies. Your presentation is lovely!

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 11/12/13 16:30

So yummy and perfect for the holidays. My oven won't rest the next two weeks.

Pam 11/12/13 17:20

They look festive and so delicious.

violeta pasat 11/12/13 20:30

Smells like Christmas in here...I love molasses,I have a loaf cake recipe with molasses and is delicious.

Geni 11/12/13 22:24

Angie, the glutinous rice flour is Mochiko? I want to make these and I have rice flour but glutinous rice flour is different...isn't it? I've made mochi cake with the Mochiko flour before. These looks so good.

Daniela Grimburg 11/12/13 22:51

Amazing pictures and very tempting looking cookies.
The ginger makes it perfect for the Holiday season!

Angie's Recipes 12/12/13 05:21

Mochiko sweet rice flour works fine, Geni.

Ana Regalado 12/12/13 05:49

If only I can have these right now :D These gf ginger molasses cookies look fantastic , Angie !

Lisa 12/12/13 07:03

Your blog is looking as amazing as ever and these chewy ginger molasses cookies are making my mouth water incessantly! GF is a bonus! Wishing you and your family an amazing holiday season!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 12/12/13 08:15

my kids don't appreciate chewy cookies, but I have no problem to enjoy them..

Joanne 12/12/13 13:06

I love a good ginger cookie, especially chewy ones! These look great!

Julia | 12/12/13 20:23

Angie, these cookies look wonderful, and these pictures are particularly beautiful. I am pinning 2 photos of this same recipe to my gingerbread recipe collection! Thank you!

Viviane 12/12/13 22:25

Bakery-perfect cookies, Angie! They look marvelous.

Reeni 13/12/13 04:14

What beautiful pictures Angie! The cookies are enticing and helping me to get in the holiday spirit! I bet they're every bit as delicious as they look too!

Unknown 13/12/13 13:23

These remind me of the gingersnaps my grandma used to make... YUM!!!

lena 14/12/13 16:00

they sound unique and is a great addition for christmas cookies !

Amelia 15/12/13 14:43

Hi Angie, very inviting cookies. As usual love your presentation and display.

Have a nice weekend.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 16/12/13 03:57

I love these cookies. They sound like they would be great for the holidays. I love your presentation, it's beautiful.

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 19/12/13 05:51

I love that you incorporated psyllium into these delightful cookies -- how great is that! (just make sure you enjoy them with plenty of fluids :) -- we are big fans of molasses in this family and would surely love these holiday biscuits.

mjskit 23/12/13 04:02

Whenever I see a recipe with molasses in it, I want to run in the kitchen and start baking. What a great cookie recipe Angie!

Amy Jo 26/12/13 23:39

Molasses Cookies are one of my all-time favorites!

Ann Jones 2/1/14 02:00

Great looking cookies! I love using molasses in baked goods :)

Unknown 16/2/15 13:48

Can I sub Mochiko sweet rice flour for glutinous rice flour and arrowroot or tapioca starch for mung bean? Thank you!

Angie's Recipes 16/2/15 20:13

@Andrea JohnsonI have never used mochiko sweet rice flour before, so I can't answer you that. But yes, mung bean starch can be replaced by arrowroot.


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