Gluten Free Gingerbread Cut Out Cookies

Break out the gingerbread man cookie cutters. Pull out the red hots, make a batch of thin white frosting, get the piping bags and tips ready and enjoy gingerbread cookies again.

Isn’t this a great way to present cookies? Sitting in a hot cup of cocoa. I’m hungry!

Gingerbread Cut Outs

Place holes in the tops of some of your cookies. Thread ribbon thru and hang them on your tree as ornaments. This is a great cookie to make with the younger set!


1 ¾ cup gluten free flour blend
¼ cup coconut flour
¼ cup cornstarch or tapioca flour
2 tsp. xanthan gum (omit if your flour blend has it already)
2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp. ground ginger
1 ½ tsp. ground cloves
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
½ tsp. baking soda
¼ tsp. salt
½ cup butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar, packed
¼ cup sugar
¼ cup molasses
1 egg
½ tsp. gluten free vanilla extract

Dough must be chilled for at least 2 hours.


Whisk the first 11 ingredients (through the salt) together. Set aside. Place the butter and sugars together in a large bowl and cream for 2 minutes until smooth.

Add the molasses to the sugar mix, blend, then add the egg and vanilla mix well. Add half the flour mix until combined and then add the rest of the flour mix, blending well. Shape into a circle, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place half the dough on parchment paper, cover with plastic wrap and roll out to 1/8” thick.

Cut with cutters dipped in cornstarch and transfer to the baking sheets leaving 1” apart. Place holes in the top for ornaments now or omit if you’re not going to use these for ornaments (use a straw).

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until set. Cool for 5 minutes on the sheets and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost and decorate. Tie ribbons on and hang on your tree.

Makes 2 dozen 3”cookies.

Don’t just make these at Christmas! Bring out the round cutters and frost with a vanilla glaze. These should be eaten way more often!

Team Your Gluten Free Kitchen


  • Rachel Belanger

    Reply Reply December 5, 2017

    I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2013 and it had been difficult finding great recipes to make that are yummy! So thank you for the many great recipes.
    How do I print Them as I write them down now!

    Thank you again.


    • Kathy

      Reply Reply December 7, 2017

      Hi Rachel! I usually print these from my laptop or office computer ( during lunch ;). I right click the button on my mouse and then find the print button and then I can print it on my printer. Not sure if this will help you. I will get a “print” button on my site eventually. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Becky Cribb

    Reply Reply December 7, 2017

    Rachel, I use an iPad for printing and saving recipes. At the top of the screen right hand side, three small white dots. Click on it. One allows me to open in Safari, where I can maintain recipes in a saved file. Also from Safari, at some point, I can choose print . Just the recipe is printed, not the ads around it. I hope this helps. Send Cookies, JK!

    • Kathy

      Reply Reply December 7, 2017

      Thanks Becky for the tips!

  • Melissa

    Reply Reply December 18, 2017

    How far ahead can I make this dough yet keep in the fridge? I need the cookies Dec 24th, but I like to ahead.

    • Kathy

      Reply Reply December 19, 2017

      this dough will keep up to a week in the frig. you can also freeze for about 3 months.

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