5-Ingredient Molasses Cookie

December 12, 2018

Author Notes: I added a teaspoon of garam masala, but any other favorite warm spice blend, like pumpkin spice or even just cinnamon, would work beautifully to play with the spices of the season. Or keep them simple with the complex flavor of molasses as the only flavor! Up to you.Caroline Wright

Makes: 5 1/2 dozen
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 12 min


  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg
In This Recipe


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In the large bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter and molasses together until thoroughly combined. Beat in egg until incorporated, then flour, baking powder and spice, if using.
  2. Using a small cookie scoop (1-teaspoon capacity) or spoon, portion dough into 3/4-inch balls (like the size of a small marble) on parchment-lined sheets about 2-inches apart. (There will be 12 per sheet.)
  3. Bake cookies, rotating halfway through, for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the cookies have spread, puffed and browned at the edges. Cool cookies on pans 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack using a thin spatula.

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