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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
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Ginger Molasses Cookies

5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Author: Shashi
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


  • Add the butter, brown sugar and molasses to a bowl and, using an electric handheld mixer, blend them well until creamy.
  • Add in the egg and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom together with a spoon.
  • Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix just until all ingredients are incorporated.
  • 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.
  • Then, Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F
  • Scoop spoonfuls of cold dough, roll into rough balls and bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  • Let cool and enjoy. 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g
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  1. 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! 🙂

  2. Ron says:

    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.

  3. Annissa says:

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

  4. 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!

  5. Adina says:

    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.

  6. I felt like ditching Christmas baking (aside from the blog) and then realized what a silly idea that was – I mean, cookies, cake all the fun holiday eats. How could I not bake?! Glad I come to my senses 😉 These ginger molasses cookies look UNREAL Shashi! I need to give these a go…..I bet they are oh so yummy with a big glass of cold milk. Happy Monday to ya! XOXO

  7. allie says:

    Shashi!!! So good to see you are baking these lovely ginger cookies today. Ginger is one of my all time fave spices, and I love it candied too. My Mainer grandfather Merle used to love candied ginger, he’s the one that introduced me to it, and I used to buy him a tin of it from Williams Sonoma every year for Christmas when he was still with us. I love these Take Alongs too, and just bought a stash to freeze all the turkey soup I made from our thirty pound Thanksgiving turkey. I am NOT kidding girlfriend. That turkey was something to behold, and I was able to freeze over 40 cups of homemade turkey soup. BIG BLESSING! It almost didn’t happen because on Thanksgiving Eve, right after Jon and I got back from being out of town for three days, we discovered at 6 p.m. that neither of our ovens was working!!! Previously I had run the self clean cycle and the power had gone out during the cycle and it SHORTED the whole thing out apparently. Crazy. A 30 lb. turkey, 22 guests for Thanksgiving dinner and no oven. But here’s the good news. Jon called Sears and a tech was able to talk us through and get one of the ovens working by 7 p.m. The other one still doesn’t work, but hopefully the parts arrive soon for a repair so I can bake LOTS of your delicious cookies!!! XOXO

  8. kim says:

    Loving these Christmas cookies! I use TakeAlongs for so many things. So great for all kinds of food and leftovers.

  9. Dannii says:

    I am all about the festive baking at the moment and these look perfect. I love anything ginger.

  10. Mary Bostow says:

    These are my favorite cookies to eat around Christmas time! They’re so easy to make and they taste delicious!

  11. We’re post twins today! Is there any cookie better than a molasses cookie this time of year? I don’t think so! I’m so glad you didn’t give up on cookies this year–because if you had I might not be able to gaze adoringly at your pics and imagine eating a few of these for breakfast. (I can’t do that with my pics because I ate way too many and I don’t need to see another one until next year.)

  12. Natalie says:

    I love ginger anything! These cookies look and sound so delicious!

  13. Wish I could have one with my ginger tea now :-)) They look awesome.