Chewy, soft baked cookies are truly the best in my opinion. Today on day three of cookie week, I’m going to give you the step by step break down on how to make the best soft baked ginger molasses cookies. This is a staple Christmas cookie recipe that pairs so well with an afternoon cup of tea sitting by the decorated tree just basking in the holiday spirit. These cookies are also gluten and dairy free – win win for everyone will all dietary preferences!
Sharing all of these holiday cookie recipes with you guys this week is so sentimental for me! When I was younger, my grandpa would always come over and help us roll out all of the balls of cookie dough. We’d sit at the kitchen table together and usually eat more cookie dough than we’d roll, but that’s what made it fun. I’d love to hear any of your favorite childhood memories surrounding the holidays, so shoot me a DM on insta or a comment below and share them with me!
Almond Flour – this is the secret to soft baked ginger molasses cookies. It is gluten free, but also amazing for that soft chewy texture.
Brown Sugar – sweetens the cookies with a rich flavor. Brown sugar also has more moisture than granulated white sugar, so using it results in soft chewy cookies.
Coconut Sugar – pairs so well with brown sugar to give these soft baked cookies a rich flavor.
Ginger – a no brainer here!
Cinnamon – paired with the other spices, this enhances the flavor of the cookies.
All Spice – paired with the other spices, this enhances the flavor of the cookies.
Molasses – again, another no brainer for these cookies. Keeps the cookies super moist after baking.
Honey – another sweetener that compliments the brown and coconut sugar.
Baking Soda – helps the cookies rise.
Egg – binds the ingredients together.
Ghee – another secret to soft pillowy cookies is adding ghee rather than butter. This also makes these dairy free ginger molasses cookies
Vanilla Extract – enhances the flavors
I always buy my almond flour from Aldi, but most grocery stores these days are carrying some types of gluten free flour. I’ve purchased it from Whole Foods, Target and even Amazon. This is an amazing brand of almond flour if you don’t live near a grocery store that carries it.
With the addition of molasses and ghee, these Christmas cookies are soft, chewy and pillowy, where are ginger snaps tend to be crunchy and crisp. Both are delicious, but if you’ve seen any of my other Cookie Week recipes, you’ll know I’m partial to soft baked cookies!
As long as I can remember, my mom has always used this brand of molasses. I think it bakes amazingly well and gives these cookies their rich flavor. Grandma’s Molasses is certified non-GMO, gluten free and kosher, so it fits a wide variety of dietary preferences. Most popular grocer’s carry it, like Target and Walmart, or you can order directly from their website.
If you’ve made any of the recipes this week from Cookie Week, or any of my previous recipes on Brunette Collective, tag me on Insta @annafenstermacher so I can reshare your photos!! I love seeing all of your recreations.
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