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December is the best of the winter months in my opinion. Yes, it’s steadily becoming more and more freezing (like the horrible temperature today here in Boston). But the festive nature of the month brings such an amazing energy that the weather often gets overshadowed, and the holiday spirit is there in full force.

That is also why this is one of my favorite months for Healthy Food Friday with American Express. Not only do I get to share with you holiday eats (I’m talking about COOKIES), but I get to give you gift giving ideas for your loved ones! Last week I gave you printable labels for all of your edible gifts, so this week, let’s get to some cookies that you can give out!

I recently started going to a new gym (I’ll eventually share more on this). I’ve been there for one week and already have met such wonderful people! Why do I bring this up? Because I brought these cookie sandwiches for some of them to try, and they said they would go out and buy them in a store, and that they wouldn’t have known they were gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly. Winning! Aside from those lovely words, these got tons of other thumbs up, too!

Molasses Fudge Cookies

These cookies are: soft, perfectly spiced, and lightly sweetened. That plus the center of fudge… you have yourself an epic holiday cookie sandwich!

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Molasses Fudge Cookies


  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3 tbsp molasses
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Optional: garnish with organic demerar sugar crystals


  • 1 cup chocolate
  • 2 tbsp full-fat coconut milk


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix dry ingredients in one mixing bowl
  • Mix wet ingredients in another mixing bowl
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients
  • Using a cookie scoop, scoop spoonful at a time onto baking liner
  • Sprinkle optional sugar crystals
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until fully cooked
  • Let cool completely on cooling rack
  • While cooling heat chocolate and mix in coconut milk
  • Once cookies are cooled, spoon in 1 tsp- 1 tbsp (based on preference), in the center of a cookie and sandwich together


Serving: 1cookieCalories: 146kcalCarbohydrates: 19.2gProtein: 3gFat: 6.6gSaturated Fat: 3.7gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 133mgFiber: 1.8gSugar: 15.1g
Author: Lexi


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What are you baking this holiday season? What are your favorite winter flavors?

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  1. I’ve never made molasses cookies before, but after seeing this post – they are definitely something I am inspired to try. Thanks for sharing the delicious recipe!

  2. These look amazing, Lexi!! Although I’m kinda excited for the McGriddles coming up- I tried so hard to do a paleo version and each time, they flopped and the patty fell out lol!

  3. Oh my gosh, these look absolutely AMAZING! Love the idea of a sandwich cookie and can’t wait to make these!

  4. What does the (minus nuts and additional chocolate chips) in line 3 or instructions mean? There is no mention of this in the Ingredients list above the Fudge ingredients.

  5. Can’t wait to make these! I am not a baker, so when you say chocolate, do you mean bakers chocolate or just a dark chocolate bar?

  6. Oh my – these sound divine! Molasses is very underrated so I’m sure they make an amazing addition to this cookie!