Look at them Crinkles!
These easy and delicious cookies come together in minutes and can be made fat and crinkly and small, thin and snappy.
These cookies have a good load of molasses. If you do not like molasses, use light molasses or maple syrup. These are gluten-free with Oat + almond + rice flour. You can also make these with spelt or whole wheat pastry flour for a with gluten version.
The cookies are rolled up in sugar and cinnamon. Use chai spice for variation. These are adapted from my Triple Ginger Molasses Spelt Cookies(not gf). Try these for regular non gf version or try the 1 bowl Giant Molasses Cookies. I wanted to make them more crinkly and gluten-free.
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You can make these soft or snappy. Shape them into fat balls, flatten slightly and bake for soft crinkly cookies. Make smaller flat coins (1.5 inch) for snappy cookies.
- 1/4 cup oil neutral oil like safflower
- 1/4 cup molasses
- 3 Tbsp non dairy milk
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar or ground raw sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1 cup Oat flour
- 3/4 cup finely ground almonds
- 1/2 cup rice flour white or brown
- 1 Tbsp cornstarch or arrowroot starch
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 to 3 Tbsp chopped candied ginger
- 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 Tbsp coconut sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon or chai spice optional
- In a bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and whisk until the sugar dissolves. 1 to 2 minutes.
- In another bowl, mix all the dry ingredients. Whisk well.
Add dry to wet and and mix to make a soft somewhat sticky dough. Let the dough sit for 5 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 360 degrees F / 180ºc.
- In a bowl, mix the ingredients to coat.
- (If the dough is too sticky, add a Tbsp or more oat flour and mix in into the dough). Grease your hands and take 2 to 2.5 Tbsp of the dough, roll it into a smooth ball, coat in sugar mixture. Place on parchment lined sheet and flatten slightly.
- Put a drop of water in the center of each cookie. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until the top is set.
- Cool completely before serving (15 to 20 mins). The cookies keep cooking and pick up the sweetness from the sugar coating as they sit.
Shape them into fat balls, flatten slightly and bake for soft crinkly cookies. Make smaller flat coins for snappy cookies.
To make with with gluten : Use 2 to 2.25 cups Spelt or whole wheat pastry flour + 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Add 2 cups flour and add more only if the mixture is too wet. You want the mixture to be a soft somewhat sticky dough.
Nutritional values based on one cookie
Why I support Help animals India (HAI)
HAI is a 501 (c) 3 charity that supports multiple sanctuaries and rescues all over India.
One such sanctuary, HOPE in Raachi provides free anti-rabies shots because of HAI support. This family with their limited means, took their adopted street puppy any way they could to get the shots! How sweet is that. (bicycle + cloth bag).
Why is this important. Every time a stray dog bites a human, several strays are killed by cruel methods by the state government or people because of the scare of rabies. Even though the dog that bit, might have done so out of being threatened and not because he/she had rabies.
There are many street dogs in India. Some of the strays become community dogs, that means they still live on the street, but are given food, vaccinations, spay and neuter by people of the community. This way the population gets controlled and the dogs do not get killed out of rabies scares. HAI supports several such measures with the sanctuaries and rescues, to help communities and families adopt the strays and live harmoniously.
Another sanctuary supported by HAI is VSPCA . VSPCA keeps taking in discarded cows and calfs that head for illegal slaughter and keep adding to their ever growing herd. Their herd is already more than 800 and this current rescue (pictured below ) is 230 babies (male dairy calves) are now headed to rescue.
How many sanctuaries do you know that support thousands and thousands of animals that include wildlife, dogs, cats, domestic animals, cows, calfs, pigs, turtles and support the homeless with vegan meals!
Join me in supporting the amazing work at HAI here. A Dollar goes very far with the conversion rate in India. Donation to HAI is also tax deductible.