Molasses Spice Cookies (GF,V)

I’ve been wanting to try baking with almond flour,  so I went to Costco and bought a giant bag of the stuff. Gluten-free baking can be intimidating because of all the weird flours and add-ins that many recipes require. Elana’s Pantry is an awesome blog that uses only almond flour in many of the baked goods. As I scrolled through the numerous recipe names,  a single word jumped out at me MOLASSES [Spice Cookies]. It just so happens that the recipe only uses almond flour AND the only sweetener I used was molasses. It seemed too easy and too good to be true, but all the reviews were fantastic so I went for it.

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Giant bag of almond flour!

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Dry ingredients: almond flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, salt

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Rolled up into balls. Recipe said it would make 12 cookies, but I’m pretty sure I ate 4 cookies worth of batter. OOPS.

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Flattened gently

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Okay, these cookies are SO GOOD.  The almond flour and coconut oil make them super rich and decadent and create the perfect balance of soft and chewy. Molasses + ginger + cinnamon come together to create that amazing and familiar thing called gingerbread. The molasses also gives these cookies a subtle sweetness while giving them a really robust flavor. I’ll definitely be making these again very soon.

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Such a perfect bite.

Recipe adapted from Elana’s Pantry

Ingredients:
1.5 cups blanched almond flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup molasses (I used blackstrap, but this can be too strong for some people)

Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine and mix dry ingredients into a bowl.
2. Combine the molasses and coconut oil in separate bowl and whisk until uniform.
3. Pour the wet into the dry ingredients and mix until a uniform dough comes together.
4. Scoop the dough into 1 tbsp sized balls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Flatten gently using your hand. Place in the oven for 7-10 minutes then let cool (they will firm up a bit) and EAT!  These cookies lasted all of 24 hours in my house.

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