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Ginger Molasses Cookies

Take a break during this busy holiday season with these soft and gluten-free, Ginger Molasses Cookies (A Gluten-free Recipe). They are irresistible with a warm cup of coffee or tea – unless you gift them all away this holiday season.

This post is sponsored by Rubbermaid® on behalf of Everywhere Agency; however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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I’m not sure what I was thinking, but, this year I almost ditched Christmas cookie baking. No lie.

I contemplated not attending any Christmas Cookie Exchange parties and throwing out my cookie-gifting list. I even spent most of Black Friday’s virtual window shopping for things I could gift other than cookies.

You see, I have issues with homemade cookies around the holidays. I find them irresistible. A tray out of the oven with a dozen Eggnog Cardamom Cookies, ends up with eight in seconds. No lie.

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But, after all that time spent perusing the interwebs for gift ideas, I came up with zilch.

You see, most of the cookies I gift are to those people I am grateful for but don’t know well enough – like the always polite and pleasant janitor at my day job to the grumpy but caring groundskeeper at the condo complex I currently live in.

I have no idea of either of their likes. But, cookies seem to be liked and welcomed by each of them.

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So, I baked these soft Ginger Molasses Cookies to celebrate NOT ditching one of my favorite Christmas traditions.

These Ginger Molasses Cookies are gluten-free, as I used a gluten-free flour blend. And, in addition to powdered ginger, they are also flavored with cardamom, nutmeg, and cinnamon and studded with candied ginger.

Now, if you don’t have candied ginger or aren’t a fan of it, you can dust these cookies with granulated sugar before you bake them or ice them with a ginger-cinnamon icing.

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What are the ingredients needed to make these ginger molasses cookies?

You will need the following 11 ingredients:

  1. Salted butter
  2. light brown sugar
  3. Molasses
  4. Egg
  5. Gluten-free flour
  6. Baking soda
  7. Ground cinnamon
  8. Ground ginger
  9. Ground cardamom
  10. Ground nutmeg
  11. Candied ginger

When these are cooled, I like to pack them up in a TakeAlongs® holiday container, as they are more presentable that way – and the TakeAlongs® holiday container can be reused as well.

TakeAlongs® is the essential container for food on the go whether that be taking these cookies to a cookie exchange or gifting them away or packing lunch or dinner!

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I found my TakeAlongs® holiday containers at an endcap at my neighborhood Walmart. I was delighted to find that TakeAlongs® are
available in a variety of sizes and colors such as festive red, green, and gold (new and seemingly a favorite as they were all sold out) containers.

Tinted but still translucent, TakeAlongs® holiday containers allow for visibility of your treats while adding a festive cheer to your holiday

So, the next time you are at Walmart picking up the ingredients to bake up your favorite Christmas treats, make sure you grab your favorite TakeAlongs® holiday containers to help you spread some delicious holiday cheer with those people who you are grateful for who make your life a bit easier.

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Photo Take a break during this busy holiday season with these soft and gluten free, Ginger Molasses Cookies. They are irresistable with a warm cup of coffee or tea - unless you gift them all away this holiday season
Soft Molasses Ginger Cookies For Christmas Gifting Image

Ginger Molasses Cookies

Yield: 18 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes

Take a break during this busy holiday season with these soft and gluten-free, Ginger Molasses Cookies. They are irresistible with a warm cup of coffee or tea - unless you gift them all away this holiday season.


  • ¾ cup salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ cup chopped up candied ginger


  1. Add the butter, brown sugar and molasses to a bowl and, using an electric handheld mixer, blend them well until creamy.
  2. Add in the egg and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom together with a spoon.
  4. Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix just until all ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Toss in the candied ginger - reserving just a few to dot the tops of the cookies with. If not using candied ginger, you can dust your cookies with a mixture of granulated sugar and a pinch of ginger and cinnamon. Chill dough for 1 hour at least or overnight.
  6. Then, Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  7. Scoop spoonfuls of cold dough, roll into rough balls and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  8. Let cool and enjoy. 
Nutrition Information
Yield 18 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 184Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 31mgSodium 210mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 1gSugar 15gProtein 2g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Shashi, if you ever feel the need to ditch your Christmas cookies this way, I can help out! I'd be especially glad to accept these ginger molasses cookies! :-)


Tuesday 4th of December 2018

I know what you mean when it comes to cookies, especially ones like your Ginger Molasses cookie. I always tell people I'm not into desserts and I'm not except for good homemade cookies. Oh my, I think I'm a closet cookie monster.


Tuesday 4th of December 2018

These cookies are gorgeous! Makes a perfect treat on the Christmas dinner table!

David @ Spiced

Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Baking holiday cookies is one of our favorite traditions here, too. Sometimes it can feel a bit overwhelming, but there's something relaxing about getting in the kitchen and making cookies! Also, this year we get to make cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve with Robbie...he's already talking about it. I love molasses cookies, and the bits of candied ginger on top of these sound amazing. Those TakeAlongs are indeed perfect for holiday cookie parties, too! Thanks so much for sharing, Shashi!


Tuesday 4th of December 2018

Ginger cookies are some of my favorite cookies. As candied ginger is not always available around here, I buy it whenever I happen to find just to be sure that I have some when I want to make ginger snaps. Your cookies look perfect, an ideal little Christmas present indeed.

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