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Cutting out gingerbread men cookies

Gluten Free Gingerbread People Cookies

This delicious from scratch recipe is gluten-free with a gluten option.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gingerbread men cookies, gluten-free gingerbread cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 97 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • ½ cup softened unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar I use organic
  • ¼ cup molasses
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups sifted gluten free flour see NOTES below for my preferred blend used for this recipe
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a mixer cream together the softened butter and sugar until creamy.  Add molasses and egg yolk and beat until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl sift together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, xanthan gum and the four spices.  

  3. Add to butter/sugar/molasses mixture blending until combined. 

  4. Cover and refridgerate at least one hour. 

  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  

  6.  Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a thickness of a ¼ inch. NOTE: I rolled mine out on a Roul’pat and did not have any sticking issues. You can also use a lightly floured surface or between two sheets of waxed paper. If the dough stays cold it should not stick.

  7. Cut out cookies using a gingerbread shaped cookie cutter.

    Cutting out gingerbread men cookies
  8. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.  Bake for 8-10 minutes (they will begin to puff slightly but not to brown).  

    Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies BoulderLocavore.com
  9.  Remove cookies to a cooling rack until cool. May be iced if desired.

Recipe Notes

Gluten Substitution:  Though anyone would like these cookies and probably not be able to discern that they are gluten-free, if you are a gluten baker and don’t want to mix the alternative flour I would substitute 2 cups of the flour of your choice AND remove the xanthan gum from the recipe.

Annalise Roberts Food Philosopher Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour mixture (shared with permission):

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Gingerbread People Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 75mg 3%
Potassium 59mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Calcium 2%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.