Preheat oven to 350* F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, combine flax, water and vanilla. Stir and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine coconut oil, sugar and molasses with a wooden spoon until the mixture is well combined.
Add the flax egg mixture and mix well.
Add flour, salt and baking soda and mix until just combined.
Using a ¼ cup measure as a scoop, portion out 8 dough mounds onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Roll each mound between your palms to create a ball.
Roll each ball in turbinado sugar, then place evenly spaced, onto the baking tray.
Gently press the dough balls down a bit with the palm of your hand.
Bake in a 350* oven for 16-18 minutes or until the edges just start to brown.
Repeat with the remaining cookie dough.