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gluten free gingerbread men cookies

Gluten Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

This recipe is gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. It makes 24 small (3 inch) gingerbread men cookies.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Christmas
Keyword gluten free gingerbread cookies, gluten free gingerbread men cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
chill time 3 hours
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 162 kcal
Author Jereann Zann - Celiac Mama


  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  • 1 cup Barney Butter blanched almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 cup organic coconut palm sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1/8 cup hot water


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the coconut oil to your mixing bowl.
  3. Turn the mixer on low and add the egg, coconut palm sugar, and molasses and mix until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the flours, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and baking soda.
  5. Slowly pour the dry mixture into the mixing bowl continuing to mix it on low for a minute.
  6. Turn it to medium low and slowly dribble the water into the bowl.
  7. Spread a piece of plastic wrap on the counter.
  8. Remove the dough from the mixing bowl with a spatula - should be smooth but thick - and place it on the plastic wrap.
  9. Form the dough into a ball and then wrap the plastic wrap up so that it's tightly covered.
  10. Place the dough in the fridge for a minimum of 3 hours, preferably overnight. 

  11. Cut a piece of parchment paper the size of your baking sheet and lay it on your counter.
  12. Remove the dough from the refrigerator, unwrap it and place it on the parchment paper.
  13. Press down with your hands to flatten it a bit.
  14. Place a new piece of plastic wrap on top of the dough and then roll to 1/4 thick with a rolling pin.
  15. Remove the plastic wrap, and get your cookie cutters ready.

  16. Fill a small bowl or plate with 1/8 cup water. Dip your cookie cutter in the water, and then cut out your gingerbread man shape.

  17. Peel away the edges with your fingers, or a toothpick for smaller areas. If the dough is not coming up easily, place it back in the freezer for 5 minutes and try again.

  18. When finished, slide your baking sheet under the parchment paper and place it in the freezer for 5 minutes.

  19. Remove your baking sheet from the freezer.

  20. Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes, until firm but soft.

  21. Let cool completely and then decorate with your favorite gluten free icing and sprinkles.

Recipe Notes

Tip: To maximize your cookie cutting on the dough, it's a good idea to cut out the shapes as close together as you can. When you're finished, cut the parchment paper out around each cookie shape and arrange on your baking sheet. This will keep them from growing together while they bake.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Gingerbread Men Cookies
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 0mg0%
Potassium 0mg0%
Carbohydrates 0g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 0IU0%
Vitamin C 0mg0%
Calcium 0mg0%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.