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Close-up top view of decorated gluten free gingerbread men cookies

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

These Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies are easy to make in one bowl and bake up soft, with slightly crisp edges and cozy holiday spices. These healthy cookies are also refined-sugar free, dairy-free and egg free and perfect for holiday gifting, cookie exchanges and Christmas cookie plates.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Best gingerbread cookie recipe, gingerbread cookies, gingerbread dessert, gluten free gingerbread cookies, healthy gingerbread cookies
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Author Kelly



  1. MAKE THE DOUGH: Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until combined. Or you can use your hands to bring it together to form a dough.
  2. CHILL: Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and freeze for 15 minutes. Chilling the dough is essential since freshly made cookie dough is too warm to work with and will cause your cookies to spread.
  3. PREP THE BAKING SHEET: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350F and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper,
  4. ROLL OUT DOUGH: Remove dough from fridge and roll into 1/4″ thickness in between two large pieces of parchment paper.
  5. CUT INTO SHAPES: Use cookie cutters (we used a small star and gingerbread man shape) to cut out into shapes – carefully lift and place cookies onto lined baking sheet. Use a silicone spatula as needed. Re-roll scraps and repeat.
    Top view of gluten free gingerbread men dough on a wooden cutting board with a rolling pin
  6. BAKE: Bake in preheated oven for 6-8 minutes, depending on if you want them chewier or crispy. If you like crispy gingerbread cookies, bake for slightly longer, checking often so they don’t burn.

    Top view of gluten free gingerbread men dough on a baking pan
  7. COOL: Allow to cool for 15 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
    Top view of baked gluten free gingerbread men cookies on a wire rack
  8. DECORATE: Decorate with frosting, powdered sugar of your choice, sprinkles or enjoy as is.
    Top view of a pile of baked gluten free gingerbread men cookies on a white plate