Gluten-Free Molasses Ginger Spice Drops

gluten free molasses spice cookies
Gluten free molasses spice cookies photo by Oksana Charla
Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Calories: 89

This recipe was originally published in 2012.

Store these gluten-free Molasses Spice cookies in airtight containers at room temperature for up to 3 days. They freeze well.

gluten free molasses ginger cookies

For Molasses Ginger Spice Cookies, press dough balls into flat circles before baking. Bake as instructed.

Food editor Beth Hillson is author of Gluten-Free MakeoversSee more of her fabulous gluten-free holiday cookie recipes here.

Yields 48 cookies


  • 1 recipe Holiday Cookie Master Dough
  • 3 tablespoons dark or light molasses
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¾ cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • ½ cup raisins
  • Granulated sugar, to roll cookies


1Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.

2Beat molasses into dough. Fold in cinnamon, ginger, crystallized ginger and raisins. Mix to combine.

3Pour about 1 inch sugar into a low bowl. Scoop dough into teaspoon-size balls and roll in sugar.

4Set cookies ½ inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Place in preheated oven and bake 12 to 14 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.

1 cookie contains 89 calories, 4g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 13mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 14g carbohydrates, 0g fiber, sugars, 0g protein.