Gluten free gingerbread cut out cookies

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Gluten free gingerbread cut out cookies

Christmas has a lovely smell…

It’s a combination of evergreens and gingerbread that can still make my stomach flutter. It’s a cosy smell that carries with it a lifetime of warm memories and a touch of anticipation.

Take away the gingerbread smell and you lose the feeling. A  Christmas without snow I can handle but a Christmas without gingerbread cookies?

Because everyone has the right to a home that smells like gingerbread cakes and cookies fresh out of the oven we asked blogger and gluten-free baker Jeanine at The Baking Beauties to develop gluten-free versions of our favourite gingerbread recipes for us to share.


Here’s what Jeanine has to say about her gingerbread cookie creation:

“This dough makes the perfect gingerbread men. Loaded with all the right spices, these cookies, which hold their shape well during baking, are also still soft and slightly chewy. Would they work to make a gluten free gingerbread house? A small one – Maybe. But for a large house, I don’t think these cookies would hold up to the weight – they are a little too soft for that.”

Gluten free Gingerbread cut out cookies

This dough requires at least 1 hour of refrigeration time after mixing. Take that into account when planning your baking! Adapted from

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup millet flour
  • 1 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/2 cup potato starch
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Visit The Baking Beauties blog for the full recipe, including instructions…


Love all sorts of Gingerbread cut out cookies? Try our chocolate gingerbread cookies or our whole wheat gingerbread cookies. Both recipes are perfect for cutting into shapes and decorating. (They’re not gluten free).

chocolate gingerbread cut-out cookies

Whole wheat gingerbread cut out cookies


8 thoughts on “Gluten free gingerbread cut out cookies

  1. Heather says:

    Hi. Can I use the GF flour from Robin Hood as a substitute? Is X-gum necessary? What does it do? Thanks.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi heather,
      Yes, you could use a gluten free flour mix. If the mix doesn’t already include xanthan gum then you should still add it. That’s what will give you the irresistible texture.

      1. Kate says:

        How much of a flour blend?

        1. Bridget Oland says:

          Hi Kate, You’d need about 3 3/4 cups of the gluten-free flour blend. Enjoy!

  2. margaret says:

    I’m going to make these to decorate with my little granddaughter next week. Judging by past experience, they will end up with significantly more icing that these ones, though…!

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Margaret, What a great way to make memories with your grand daughter. Enjoy!

  3. Mary Burnett says:

    Hi Bridget, I would like to try these cookies. The re ipe looks really interesting! Do you know where I can get the flours suggested and the xantham gum? Thanks, Mary

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Mary, For gluten free baking ingredients (like xantham gum) you can check the natural foods section at the grocery store, Bulk Barn (if you have one nearby) or a health food store. Good luck1

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