If I had to choose between a crisp and a chewy cookie, I would almost always choose chewy. Especially with these gluten-free chewy ginger molasses cookies. They have just the right amount of spice and are so soft and delicious! They're paleo and grain-free too.
This recipe was originally exclusive to my Christmas ebook, Joyful, that was first released in 2014. However, when I posted about my gingerbread house recipe from Celebrations this year, many of you remembered this one and asked where you could find it! I decided to add it to the archive of recipes on my blog so that everyone can have access to it.
Although Molasses is not technically considered paleo, I really love using it in this recipe. It offers that classic deep, rich flavor that is so hard to mimic. However, if you would rather a recipe without the molasses, then there's a fantastic one that can be found on page 307 in Celebrations!
As you scroll down, you will see that these can be made both nut-free and egg-free. Note that if you choose to omit the egg with the given adjustments then you will get a cookie that is less chewy and more crisp. They are equally delicious, but they will look a little different than the photo!
A fun idea with these- I love whipping up a batch of my Whipped Cream or Vanilla Buttercream from Celebrations and making a Ginger Molasses Cookie Sandwich! Let me know in the comments if you try it!