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Gluten-Free Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe

Image of Gluten-Free Chewy Ginger Cookies Recipe
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 25 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 25 cookies
  • These delectable cookies are chewy and a little spicy, with a rich molasses flavor. They also just happen to be gluten-free, vegan and low fat, although no one will ever guess. They freeze really well, too.


  • 1 1/2 cup superfine brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup potato starch
  • 3 tbsp tapioca flour/starch
  • 1 tbsp ground golden flax meal
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Original Molasses
  • 3 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 tbsp soy or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup candied ginger, diced
  • 1/2 cup coarse or raw sugar, for rolling
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a small sauce pan, heat the oil, sugar and Grandma’s Molasses over medium heat until sugar dissolves.
  3. Take off heat and add vanilla and the orange zest.
  4. Mix flour, starch, meal, baking soda, xanthan gum, ginger, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add the butter mixture.
  5. Add milk and stir until combined. Chill dough for 2 hours.
  6. Put tablespoon-sized balls of the dough onto a lined cookie sheet and bake for 18 minutes or until done.
  7. Rest for 5 minutes on a cooling rack and enjoy! This recipe yields approximately 16 cookies.