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Horizontal image of a white ceramic plate of homemade gluten-free buckwheat ginger cookies, on a gray surface with scattered whole cinnamon sticks, a folded pale blue cloth, fresh ginger, and another smaller plate of the same dessert to the right of the frame.

Buckwheat Ginger Cookies

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies 1x


Cinnamon, fresh ginger, and ground cloves come together in this aromatic gluten-free cookie. Rich molasses makes for a yummy, chewy treat.


  • 2/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup Sucanat unrefined cane sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 cups buckwheat flour, plus more for shaping
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons raw sugar, for dusting


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly grease two baking sheets with butter, or line with silicone mats.
  3. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the coconut oil and sugar together with spoon or mixer until sugar is fully incorporated.
  4. Add egg and stir to combine. Add molasses and beat until smooth. Set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the buckwheat flour, arrowroot powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until thoroughly combined.
  6. Add molasses mixture to dry ingredients.
  7. Stir slowly as the dough stiffens up into a thick paste, being sure to incorporate all of the flour. Do not overmix.
  8. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, portion out 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a rough ball, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Repeat to yield about 36 balls of dough. Sprinkle a pinch of raw sugar on top of each ball.
  9. Arrange balls on the prepared baking sheets with at least 1 inch of space between each.
  10. Bake for about 10 minutes, or until slightly underdone. Rotate the baking sheets halfway through baking.
  11. Remove from the oven and set aside for five minutes. Use a spatula to gently transfer cookies from baking sheets to desired serving platter, or place on cooling racks to cool completely.


Adapted from Always in the Kitchen.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Cooking
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free

Keywords: buckwheat cookies, ginger, molasses