I love molasses cookies and wanted to throw in a bit of a twist using an unusual spice called cardamom. If you have never baked with it I highly recommend it! Cardamom is a unique spice from the ginger family, and a little goes a long way, which is good, because the spice can be very expensive. If you buy it ground, be sure to purchase in bulk, a few tablespoons will cost you less than two dollars. If you can purchase cardamom pods, even better; the intense spice begins to wane once it is ground. This recipe for Molasses and Cardamom Cookies is especially delicious dipped in milk!


Place flour, spices, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl and combine.



In a medium bowl add brown sugar, molasses, oil, and egg.




Beat with a mixer for three minutes.




Pour liquid into dry ingredients and mix until fully combined.





Roll a ball approximately 1 3/4″ round in sugar. I place it in a deep coffee mug so I can just swish the sugar around it.





Place the rolled balls onto a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and imprint three fingers to gently flatten cookie.



Bake in a 350 degree oven for 13 minutes. This leaves the cookie crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Enjoy!



 Molasses & Cardamom Cookies


2 1/4 cups gluten free flour mix (see flour mix for cookies)

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

1/2 tsp cardamom

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup oil (I used canola)

1 large egg

1/3 cup molasses

granulated sugar for rolling


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake for 13 minutes.

This recipe was also shared on the following blogs: VegetarianMamma, ThisGalCooks


This time of year I long for spring and get a little disheartened when old man winter decides to rear his head yet once again. Today is St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th, and we woke up to snow. It hasn’t been an unusually hard winter, just long. I don’t know about you, but spring rejuvenates my soul. My home is in the middle of the rolling hills of the Palouse. They are beautiful in all seasons, but especially in the springtime when a lush blanket of velvety green sweeps over the land. The farmer’s winter wheat breaks through the ground as soon as the temperature warms the soil enough to germinate the seed. It may snow today but one thing is for certain, spring will come and when it does, my soul will shout for joy!




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