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Ginger Molasses Almond & Oat Cookies

A dear friend of mine just got diagnosed with an egg and gluten allergy and wanted to see if I could come up with a cookie recipe sans eggs and gluten. Always up for a challenge I happily said YES! After a lot of online research I combined about 3 different recipes and added a festive flair (hello ginger and molasses!) and can excitedly announce that these cookies are a total hit. Taylor said they were the best cookies I’ve made (he says that a lot so take it with a grain of salt) but honestly, I have to agree. I love the texture of these cookies. They’re soft, chewy, and perfectly spiced. They aren’t overly sweet which makes them perfect for dunking into a cup of hot coffee or tea. They’ve got almost a “scone-like” texture and are suitable for breakfast, snacking or dessert.

I hope you all love these cookies as much as we do. And Amy, my dear friend–you won’t miss the eggs or gluten. These are spot on!

Pour a cup of coffee and dig in.

Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm.

Ginger Molasses Almond-Oat Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 10 minutes    Serves: 12

  • 1 cup almond flour ( I like using Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1 cup oat flour (see note below) certified gluten free
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Turbinado sugar for sprinkling on top (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl combine the almond flour, oat flour, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt. Mix well and set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer or food processor cream together the butter, brown sugar, molasses, vanilla extract and milk on medium speed (if you're using a food processor pulse multiple times until it creams together). With the mixer running on low speed slowly add the dry ingredients, stopping to scrape down the sides as necessary. Once mixed together use your hands to roll about 1 1/2 tablespoons worth of dough into a ball. Sprinkle each ball of dough with a little turbinado sugar (if using) and space each cookie about 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until the bottoms are lightly browned.
  4. Allow cookies to cool to room temperature before storing in an airtight container for up to 7 days.


*You can make the oat flour at home by processing the oats in a food processor or blender until the oats are finely ground *This recipe is adapted from the blog Making Thyme For Health

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9 thoughts on “Ginger Molasses Almond & Oat Cookies

  1. dana says:

    you are a good friend. Also, YUM.

    1. Andrea says:

      Love you!!

      1. Teri says:

        Theses are delish! Thank you Andrea

  2. Janice says:

    Also, if gluten-free is the goal, make sure the oats are marked gluten-free. Oats can be processed on the same equipment as grains that contain gluten. At Christmastime, I bake treats for several people who have celiac disease. Always do your gluten-free baking before any baking with wheat flour or other gluten containing products. The flour can stay in the air for hours and contaminate your gluten-free products. For those with celiac disease, a one eighth teaspoon of flour can cause intestinal damage.

    On the brighter side, this recipe looks delicious, and I’m glad to have a wonderful recipe to add to my collection of gluten-free treats. My friends will be so happy! Thank you.

  3. Grace says:

    These look delicious! Do you use regular rolled oats to make the oat flour?

  4. Elaine says:

    Can’t wait to try these. Sounds yummy..perfect alternative to all the surgery confections this time of hear! Thanks, Andrea, for sharing!

  5. Vanessa says:

    Hello! Word to the wise: do not try to use almond meal in place of almond flour. I did so, and my cookies spread out flat.

  6. Lizzy says:

    These were absolutely wonderful!!! Thank you for another winner!

  7. Lindsay says:

    Making these with my 2.5 year old son for his teachers and I forgot the molasses Batch one just came out of the oven and I added some molasses into the existing batter. Ha! Sums up life with a kid. Stoked to taste test both.

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