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close view of molasses cookies on a cooling rack

Vegan Molasses Cookies

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  • Author: Georgia @
  • Yield: 24 1x


Perfect cookies for the holidays or a lunchbox. Crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside – you can’t eat just one. 🙂


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  • 2/3 cup salad oil (Sunflower, safflower, corn etc)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 chia “egg” (see notes)
  • 2 cups flour (I use unbleached organic white flour)
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Using a hand mixer or electric mixer, blend thoroughly.
  3. Shape into a large ball
  4. wrap in plastic, (or wax paper) and refrigerate for at least one hour
  5. Remove from refrigerator and form into 1″(2.5cm) balls
  6. roll in granulated sugar
  7. place on greased cookie sheet (or parchment paper) 2″ (5cm) apart
  8. bake at 375° F (190°C) for 8-10 minutes
  9. yield: 2 dozen good sized cookies


  • Chia “eggs”: 1 T ground chia seeds to 3 T water. Mix well. You can use it immediately but I find it works best if you allow it to sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • You can use flax “eggs” but I find that chia works better for this recipe.