Reprinted from The Blood Type Diet Website (

Rose's Blackstrap Molasses cookies


This recipe was first published in Heidi's column. It is a good molasses based cookie, especially helpful to O nonsecretors. If you choose to use chocolate chips, you can use Ghiardelli Double Chocolate chips. It makes a good snack as well as dessert. You can also substitute raisins for the chocolate chips.

  • 1-1/2 cups ghee or butter
  • 1-3/4 cups blackstrap molasses or 1 cup vegetable glycerine [or BTD compatable substitute]
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract [or BTD compatable substitute]
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups amaranth flour [or BTD compatable substitute]
  • 2 cups rice flour or oat flour [or BTD compatable substitute]
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
  • 2 9oz. packages Sunspire organic dark chocolate chips [or BTD compatable substitute]
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degree.
  2. If using butter, beat it in a large bowl until soft.
  3. Add molasses gradually to the butter or ghee, beating in.
  4. Add almond extract.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well.
  6. Dissolve baking soda in hot water. Add to the moist mixture.
  7. In another bowl, blend the flours and salt together.
  8. Gradually add flour mixture to moist mixture, beating until well mixed.
  9. Stir in chocolate chips (add nuts if desired).
  10. Use a heaping tablespoon of dough for each cookie, and place on nonstick cookie sheet.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  12. Let cool before removing.
  13. They freeze beautifully, it takes just a few minutes for them to defrost.
  14. Makes 6 dozens.