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Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

These pillowy soft, cinnamon and cardamom spiked, Gluten Free Molasses Cookies are made with sorghum flour and are a delightfully decadent treat, especially with a steaming cup of coffee.

Gluten free Sorghum Molasses Cookies #fbcookieswap

They say that growth happens when we step outside our comfort zone… but, stepping outside my comfort zone (in some arena’s of my life) can be downright grueling!
However, recently, I decided to try to step outside my comfort zone by signing up to be a participant in The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap. I have issues with sharing and I figured what better way than a cookie swap for me to try to step out of them – right?

Gluten free Molasses Cookies #fbcookieswap

Initially, when I found out that I’d be baking and sending 3 food bloggers a dozen cookies each, I broke out into a sweat and my eyes started twitching! Ugh… as a food blogger I thought I shared recipes – not (almost) ALL the Molasses Cookies I made! I was starting to re-evaluate this whole giving is better than receiving dealio. It was a good thing my daughter helped me pack them, because had she not been hovering, I would have acted like a vampire at a blood bank!

Gluten free Molasses Cookies #fbcookieswap

But then, after these Molasses Cookies were (safely) on their way to Tara, Jessica and Lauren; something magical happened! I received a dozen Pumpkin Spice Icebox Cookies from Christina followed by a dozen Chocolate Mocha cookies from Brianna and another dozen Triple Gingersnap Cookies with Lemon Cream Filling from Lindsey! Oh yeah – receiving sure is a whole lot better than giving…oh snap…I think that’s supposed to be the other way around eh?

Gluten free Molasses Cookies #fbcookieswap

The 5th annual Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap was organized by Lindsay and Julie, with proceedings benefiting Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Brand Partners: Dixie Crystals, Land of Lakes, & OXO not only sent out some seriously cool swag to us participants, but they also matched donations dollar for dollar!

Gluten free Molasses Cookies #fbcookieswap

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

Yield: 46
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes

These pillowy soft, cinnamon and cardamom spiked, Gluten Free Molasses Cookies are made with sorghum flour and are a delightfully decadent treat, especially with a steaming cup of coffee.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, 2 sticks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups sorghum flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

  1. Cream the butter and brown sugar together till well incorporated with an electric mixer
  2. Add in the confectioners sugar
  3. Then beat in the molasses and 2 eggs
  4. Add in 1/2 cup sorghum flour at a time -beating mix between- till all 4 1/2 cups are added
  5. Add salt, cardamom, almond extract and baking powder
  6. Cover mixture and chill for an hour or more (mix will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks)
  7. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  8. Roll cookies into balls - flatten balls and place on parchment-lined baking tray and bake for 10 to 12 minutes
  9. Let cool and enjoy.

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Jennifer

Friday 24th of August 2018

If given me a choice between pastries, I would choose gluten free molasses cookies because they are very healthy and bring a delicious flavor to the final cake. Thank you for sharing.

Helmer Arnold

Friday 13th of July 2018

It is so hard to pack up and not hoard all the cookies! Especially when they look as delicious as these! But then when you start getting cookies in the mail, I forget all about the ones I baked!

Sasha Jamison

Wednesday 4th of April 2018

I didn't change anything in this recipe, I used butter, not shortening. We love these cookies. I am a soft cookie person so I took them off the cookie sheet after they came out of the oven so they would be soft. My husband had to ask if they were gluten free when he saw me eat one too. I will definitely be making these again and again!

Shashi

Wednesday 4th of April 2018

Sasha - thank you so much for stopping by to let me know! You made my day! I am so so incredibly glad you and your hubs are enjoying these! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! :)

Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Haha! It is so hard to pack up and not hoard all the cookies! Especially when they look as delicious as these! But then when you start getting cookies in the mail, I forget all about the ones I baked!

Lila

Saturday 26th of December 2015

I'd happily make this recipe not only it's gluten free, but because it seems delicious and the cookies have a perfect shape.