Double Chocolate Molasses Cookies

These cookies have a chewy, soft interior, and crisp edge. They are chocolately with just a note of molasses. Unfortunately, I’m without a photo, but if you love chocolate and love molasses, you’ll definitely enjoy these.

Double Chocolate Molasses Cookies

1/2 cup sorghum flour
1/2 cup teff flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heaping 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup nondairy margarine (I use soy-free Earth Balance)
Scant 1/2 cup unrefined cane sugar (I use Sucanat, and will probably use 1/3 if I make these again)
6 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons blackstrap molasses
1 cup nondairy semi-sweet chocolate chunks (I use Enjoy Life)

In a medium bowl, put the sorghum flour, teff flour, tapioca flour, and xanthan gum. Whisk well. Add the cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined.

Put the nondairy margarine in the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl. Using the stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the sugar, and beat again, for an additional minute, until well combined. Add the maple syrup, molasses. Beat well.

Turn the mixer to low speed. Add the flour mixture, letting beat until smooth and well combined. The mixture will be sticky. Stir in the chocolate chunks. Refrigerate directly in the bowl for 30 minutes.

When the 30 minutes is almost over, preheat the oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat.

Roll tablespoonfuls into balls and set them about 3 inches apart. Flatten with your palm to about 3/4-inch thick. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, until firm around the edges. Let cool directly on the pan for about 5 minutes, then put the cookies directly on a wire rack to cool completely.


3 thoughts on “Double Chocolate Molasses Cookies

  1. Elvira says:

    Could coconut oil work as a substitute for the margarine in this recipe? There are no good margarine options available here in Belize, but coconut oil is plentiful. I’ve just discovered your website and would like to try making some of your yummy looking recipes.

    • Laurie says:

      Hi, Elvira!

      The cookies won’t be quite the same texture, but it will work. The taste will be slightly different, too. You’ll want to use only 6 tablespoons coconut oil (room temp), and that should make it work as close to the original as possible. Hopefully it will work out to a delicious cookie that you love!


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