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White plate of molasses cookies some rolled in sugar, some sugar free with pine branches.

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 16 minutes
  • Yield: 7 dozen mini cookies 1x
  • Category: Sweet Treats
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten Free Molasses Cookies are an easy, soft, melt in your mouth, buttery burst of molasses and ginger! No one would ever guess they are actually gluten and dairy free!




  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl with electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy and fully mixed.
  3. To the butter and sugar mixture, beat in the egg, molasses and vanilla extract.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt. Mix until just combined, do not over-mix.
  5. For best results, chill the dough covered in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes before rolling. Then taking a small about of dough, roll it between the palms of your hands to form a 1/2 inch ball. Roll the ball in sugar if desired and place on the cookie sheet, evenly spacing the cookies 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake the mini cookies in a preheated oven for 6 minutes. OR bake a larger, bakery sized cookie for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Remove baked cookies from the oven and allow to cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Enjoy immediately or store completely cooled cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Keywords: gluten free, molasses, cookies, ginger, cookies, dairy free, gingerbread,

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