Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Egg free/ Vegan)

I really enjoy eating Gingerbread cookies all year round! So does my granddaughter! They have such a lovely spicy flavour. :-)

At Christmas time I make them into little men. The rest of the year I just cut them into circles…

Other than chocolate, I believe gingerbread is my granddaughter’s favourite as well!

Gingerbread Cookies

These lighter coloured cookies are made with fancy molasses.

Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten free/ Dairy Free/ Egg Free)

2 c. gluten free flour mix
1 tsp. xanthan gum
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 c. palm sugar

1/4 c. coconut oil
1/2 c. molasses
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix the coconut oil, molasses, and vanilla together. In another bowl, whisk all other dry ingredients together. Add dry ingredients to wet and mix thoroughly. Put dough into the fridge covered for about an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
If you want cut out gingerbread cookies then place dough between two pieces of parchment paper. Roll out to about a 1/4 of an inch thick. Dip cookie cutter in flour and cut out gingerbread men. Use a floured spatula to put cookies onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Decorate as wanted. I used coconut for the mouth and dairy free chocolate chips for the eyes and buttons.
If you don’t want to have cut out cookies, roll small balls and flatten them. Place onto lined cookie sheets. Put a small piece of dark chocolate onto cookies if desired.
Bake for 6-8 minutes. For crispier cookies bake 10-11 minutes.

Gingerbread Cookies

(These darker cookies are made with blackstrap molasses)

Let cool on baking sheet for five minutes before removing to cooling rack. Freezes well.

Gingerbread Cookies 2

Shared On: Whole Foods Weekend, MMM Link Up, Gluten Free Round Up, Make Your Own Monday, In and Out of the Kitchen, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Traditional Tuesdays, Gluten Free Wednesdays, Allergy free Wednesday, Creative Wednesdays, Gluten Free Fridays

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19 Comments on Gingerbread Cookies (Gluten Free/ Dairy Free/ Egg free/ Vegan)

  1. leslie
    December 12, 2013 at 12:27 pm (2 years ago)

    just wondered if i could use something else in place of the coconut oil because of allergy?

    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      December 12, 2013 at 12:29 pm (2 years ago)

      You could use butter or margarine if you would like.

      • Megan Lee
        December 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

        What sort of gluten free flour mix do you recommend?

        • sandisallergyfreerecipes
          December 12, 2013 at 11:50 pm (2 years ago)

          Sorry I have linked it now.

  2. Laura
    December 13, 2013 at 5:59 pm (2 years ago)

    These look great – perfect addition for my cookie baking marathon next week!

  3. Laura
    December 13, 2013 at 6:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

  4. Candace @ Candida Free Candee
    December 13, 2013 at 10:57 pm (2 years ago)

    These look great! I can’t seem to find anything that comes close to the taste of molasses that I can have on ACD but I am going to try these without!

    • sandisallergyfreerecipes
      December 14, 2013 at 6:26 am (2 years ago)

      If you leave out the molasses these won’t taste the same either. Can you add in even one table of blackstrap molasses?

      • Candace @ Candida Free Candee
        December 14, 2013 at 7:23 am (2 years ago)

        Sadly, no – have to be ruthless with candida but hey, gives me a recipe to look forward to!

          • Candace @ Candida Free Candee
            December 14, 2013 at 11:50 pm (2 years ago)

            Those spritz cookies look amazing, thanks for sharing, I will have to try those asap!
            I hope I wasn’t being a bummer about the gingerbread men, I don’t want to take away from a great recipe!

          • sandisallergyfreerecipes
            December 15, 2013 at 6:13 am (2 years ago)

            Not at all. I hope you enjoy all the recipes that you try on here :)

  5. Ally @ Om Nom Ally
    December 16, 2013 at 3:12 am (2 years ago)

    I’m a sucker for gingerbread men and these are a wonderful gluten free option! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

  6. Amber Neal
    December 18, 2013 at 10:48 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you for linking up this week with us for MMM link up party! I am sharing these on the FB page today!

  7. cynthial1956
    December 21, 2013 at 5:12 pm (2 years ago)

    So cute. I don’t usually eat gingerbread outside of the holidays, but I may have to start! Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next time.

  8. vegetarianmamma
    December 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

    YUMMM Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from


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