I had seen a recipe recently for The Perfect Molasses cookie, and even better, the recipe was grain free! Don't ask me why this makes it better....it just does.
Anyhow, the original recipe called for an entire stick of butter. Seeing as how I was trying to give these cookies at least a few redeeming qualities, I opted to replace half of the butter with applesauce. The resulting dough was so sweet, I was also able to forgo the honey entirely (the original recipe called for honey and molasses).
My second sheet cooked a bit longer than my first, and I preferred the dryer cookies. The first sheet has slowly turned back into dough over the course of the day. They didn't quite dry out enough.
Aunt LoLo's Grain-Free Molasses Cookies
(Adapted from Deliciously Organic)
Makes 2 dozen+ cookies
(ie - my batch made 29 cookies)
2 cups almond meal
1/4 cup corn starch
6 Tbsp. coconut flour
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp baking soda (I would decrease this to maybe 1 tsp)
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
4 tbsp butter, melted
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/3 cup molasses
Preheat oven to 375. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together all dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients and stir to combine.
Using a small cookie scoop, scoop cookie dough out onto parchment lined baking sheets.
Bake for 10-15 minutes. The outside of the cookie should be dry and start to crack.