Coconut Sugar Molasses Cookies
These coconut sugar molasses cookies are a health-ier way to eat the gooey goodness of molasses cookies - with none of the dairy, gluten or refined sugar!
- 1 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour (sub gluten free all-purpose flour)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- a dash of salt
- 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal + 2 tablespoons water
- 1/4 cup vegan buttery spread
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 tablespoons coconut nectar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Mix your flaxseed egg (aka. flaxseed meal & water) and set aside to allow time for it to congeal.
In a medium bowl combine your dry ingredients (ie. almond meal, gluten-free flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.)
In a large bowl melt the vegan buttery spread and mix it with the coconut palm sugar. Once mixed, add in the coconut nectar, flaxseed egg, and vanilla. Mix until combined.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet, until fully combined.
Refrigerate the batter for no less than 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350.
Using a spoon or a tablespoon measurement, roll the dough into balls and place on either a greased baking sheet or a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Leave out to cool for 15 minutes before transferring them to a plate or wire rack.
Growing up my mom really only made two kinds of cookies…
- Her chocolate chip cookies (which she was/is famous for, but I’m pretty sure she just uses the recipe on the back of the tollhouse chocolate chips bag…) Sorry mom, secret’s out!
- Sugar cookies that we got from Pillsbury or wherever and roll them out then decorated them like santa or stars or bells or whatever. So we just always gave Santa those.
Because there wasn’t much variety or creativity in my childhood cookie game, I decided in my adulthood that I would have my own kind of cookie that I could make every year for friends, and then eventually – wayyyyyyy down the line – I can share the recipe with my kids. But since kids will be a while, I figured I’d share the recipe with you all in the meantime.
I made these cookies for the first time last year for my SNOW party which I threw in LA with my lady Megan of The Dinner Party Association. If you weren’t there, it was basically like a night of live music, and photos, and cookies and cocktails. (All the good stuff in life.) I worked for a while on crafting these babies for the event, and coming back to them this year felt like coming home. They are my new favorite cookies that exist. I like them because they look humble, and are pretty easy to make, AND YET the result is a gooey, rich, sweet cookie that will blow your mind.
These cookies are a great option to give to Santa this Christmas, because they are much health-ier than the other cookies he will eat. You see, these cookies are…
- Easily gluten free.
- Refined sugar free.
- Dairy Free.
- Egg free.
- SUPER DUPER DELICOUS.
So you can bring these to any holiday party and everyone will be super stoked that there is a health-ier dessert option on the table. I don’t know about you, but I have a lot of friends who are gluten free and I always feel bad that they get left out of the cookie fun this time of year. So I most always make these with gluten free all purpose flour that I get from Trader Joes. I like to do that because no one knows the difference, and it makes the cookies more enjoyable for all sorts of diets!
I hope your holidays are as magical as these cookies taste!