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Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies

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Gluten-Free Molasses Cookies
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 48

The best gluten-free molasses cookies are soft and chewy, filled with the flavors of cinnamon, ginger and cloves, dipped in sugar, and, of course, gluten free! These cookies taste just like classic molasses cookies but use Betty Crocker™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend, a great all-purpose substitution for wheat-based flour. This recipe makes almost 50 cookies, enough to bring to a holiday cookie exchange or perfect for enjoying them at home and freezing the leftovers for later. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 15, 2020

Ingredients

1
cup packed brown sugar
3/4
cup shortening
1/4
cup molasses
1
egg
2 2/3
cups Betty Crocker™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend
1
teaspoon baking soda
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground ginger
1/2
teaspoon ground cloves
1/2
teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4
teaspoon salt
3
tablespoons granulated sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses and egg with spoon. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.
  • 2
    Shape dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into 48 (1-inch) balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.
  • 3
    Bake 9 to 12 minutes or until set and cookies appear dry. Let stand 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack.

Expert Tips

  • Spray the inside of the measuring cup with gluten-free cooking spray so molasses will slide out of the cup easily.
  • Roll the cookies in coarse sugar (raw sugar) instead of granulated if you want cookies with larger flakes of sugar.
  • Make baking smoother by using two baking sheets. Bake only one tray of cookies in the oven at a time. While preparing the other tray of cookies, wait until the baking sheet is cool before placing dough on the sheet.
  • Don’t over bake these cookies. Oven times may vary, so check the cookies to see if they are done at 9 minutes and then take them out when they are just baked.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container to keep them fresh and soft.
  • Cooking gluten free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Add more delicious gluten-free cookies to your holiday cookie exchange! We love this recipe for Gluten-Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
30
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3 1/2g
5%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
40mg
2%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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