Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies (paleo friendly!)

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Ultra soft Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies with irresistible sweet-spiced flavor, moist chewy texture, and just crispy edges. A perfect paleo holiday cookie!

If there is one flavor that I might just love more than chocolate it’s ginger molasses. And as cute as cutout cookie people can be, sometimes you just want a bite of cookie that tastes like HOLIDAYS and you want it now. That’s where these super simple, irresistibly soft and chewy Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies come in. They don’t call for cookie cutters or colorful glazes, they are perfect warm from the oven plain and just as good the next day cold from the fridge. I’ve made many many ginger molasses cookies in my years, but this one just might top them all.

These cookies are rich––heavy on the spices, heavy on the molasses, super moist––everything I love in a ginger cookie and not for the molasses-loving faint of heart. If you aren’t obsessed with molasses in baked goods like me, swap some or all with maple syrup. And of course adjust the spices to your liking as well, personally I like it potent.

These also happen to be grain-free, made with cassava flour which I love for vegan + paleo baking. But I have included substitutions for that as well since I realize it’s not the easiest flour to find.

I recommend chilling the dough for about 30 minutes before baking, otherwise they are hard to roll into balls and spread a bit too much while baking. I know I know, patience…trust me I struggled too.

Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookie Essentials

Besides ginger and molasses, we are using:

  • Almond butter. Or any nut or seed butter you love (although peanut might be weird here)
  • Coconut sugar
  • Coconut oil (oil-free option included too!)
  • A flax egg. Or real egg if not vegan
  • Almond milk
  • Cassava flour
  • Vanilla, salt, baking soda
  • And then the backup spices: cinnamon + cloves

I also highly recommend a cookie scoop for this recipe (and just life in general). It makes the bowl to pan process much more efficient and less messy, plus all your cookies come out about the same size. THIS is the one I used.

More Ginger Recipes You’ll Love

  • Gingerbread Cutout Cookies
  • Fluffy Gingerbread Pancakes
  • Glazed Gingerbread Loaf Cake
  • Healthy Gingerbread Muffins


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Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies (paleo friendly!)

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  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cookies 1x
  • Category: cookies
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: american

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Ultra soft Vegan Ginger Molasses Cookies with irresistible sweet-spiced flavor, moist chewy texture, and just crispy edges. A perfect paleo holiday cookie!



  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 3 tbsp molasses*
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil**
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flax meal + 3 tbsp warm water)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup cassava flour***
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsps ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves


  1. Whisk together almond butter, flax egg, coconut sugar, molasses, coconut oil, milk, and vanilla.
  2. Add flour, spices, baking soda, and salt and mix to combine.
  3. Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  5. Scoop about 2-3 tbsp of dough per cookie and arrange on a lined baking sheet leaving plenty of room between them for spread (6 per pan is best).
  6. Bake for 13-15 minutes at 350ºF.
  7. Cool for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  8. Eat! Keep leftovers in an airtight container (they will stay fresh longest in the fridge) of freezer for longer storage.


*These cookies have a pretty strong molasses flavor, so if you don’t love molasses swap some or all with maple syrup.

**You can sub with applesauce, but the cookies will not spread as well and not have those delicious crispy edges.

***You can sub with all purpose flour if not gluten-free, or all purpose gluten-free flour if not paleo.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 205
  • Sugar: 16g
  • Sodium: 114mg
  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g

Keywords: holiday, baking, healthy, cinnamon, chewy, grain free, cassava, egg free

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