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Soft and Chewy Ginger Snap Cookies

  • Author: Ansley Beutler
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 14
  • Total Time: 24 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


With crispy edges and a soft & chewy center, these gluten-free ginger snap cookies have it all.  They're made with molasses, ginger, and a touch of coconut sugar and taste just like a traditional ginger snap!  Each cookie is soft-baked and rolled in a cozy sugar mixture perfect for your holiday baking.  Be sure to make it a big batch because these ginger snaps get even better with time!


  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cloves
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup almond butter, creamy
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 3 Tbsp molasses
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar (sub. coconut sugar to make paleo)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a bowl, whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and cloves; set aside.
  2. In a separate large bowl, beat the egg, coconut sugar, and almond butter together until creamy.  Add the vanilla, coconut oil, and molasses and continue to beat until well incorporated. 
  3. Slowly fold in the flour mixture and mix until no flour clumps remain.
  4. Pour the cane sugar or coconut sugar into a shallow bowl.  Use a medium-sized cookie scoop* to scoop the dough and roll it into balls in between your hands.  Roll the ball in the bowl with the sugar to coat.
  5. Place the cookie dough ball on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper about 2 inches apart.  Bake for 13 - 15 minutes until the edges are dark brown and crispy.  Let cool before enjoying!  To store, place cooled cookies in an air-tight container and keep out on the counter for up to a week


*Note : to achieve optimal soft and chewiness, use a slightly larger cookie scoop than you typically use.  This ensure an extra soft-baked ginger cookie!

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: gluten free ginger snaps, gluten free ginger cookies, ginger molasses cookies