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Gluten Free Vegan Molasses Cookies

Gluten Free Vegan Molasses Cookies
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons Bob's gluten free flour 145 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup very tightly packed brown sugar or Muscovado sugar 99 grams
  • 6 tablespoons non-hydrogenated Nutiva shortening
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1- 2 tablespoons unsweetened apple sauce
  • Sparkly sugar for flair


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a mixing bowl, stir together gluten free flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt.
  • In a second bowl, mix brown sugar, shortening, molasses and vanilla.
  • Add flour mixture to brown sugar mixture and stir until mixed. Add 1 tablespoon of applesauce. If dough is dry, add a second. Otherwise, just use 1.
  • Divide the dough into 12 pieces and roll each piece into a ball.
  • Place the balls about 2 ½ inches apart on parchment lined baking sheets and press tops down slightly.
  • Sprinkle tops with sparkly sugar. Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for 2 minute on sheet, then transfer to wire rack to cool.