Nothing says “Happy Holidays” more than the smell of a freshly baked holiday cookie. However, if you’re on a gluten-free diet, holiday cookies are often hard to come by. If you’re on a gluten-free diet and crave the delicious taste of holiday cookies, don’t worry. This gluten-free recipe for molasses spice cookies is sure to put a smile on your face this holiday season.
Gluten-Free Molasses Spice Cookies (from TheGlutenFreeBistro.com)
- 2 ¼ gluten-free flour
- 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice (combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and cardamom)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp xanthan gum
- ¾ cup melted butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup molasses
Mix gluten-free flour, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, baking soda and xanthan gum in a bowl and set aside. In a stand mixer, mix the melted butter, sugar, egg and molasses for about 2 minutes or until well combined. Slowly add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture until well combined.
Remove the dough from the mixer, and roll into a large ball. Cover the ball in parchment paper. Store in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove chilled dough from fridge, and scoop out dough 2 tablespoons at a time. Roll the dough into balls and then dip the dough balls in a small bowl of sugar. Arrange your dough balls on a baking sheet, leaving 2 to 2 inches between each cookie.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Let your cookies cool, and enjoy!