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Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

Cooking Method
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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 10 min Total Time: 30 mins
Servings 48
Calories 162
Best Season Winter

These Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies are filled with everything Christmas! Soft centers and crisp edges! Perfectly spices with ginger, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg and molasses! Everything you have ever wanted in a gingerbread cookie!

A recipe handed down to us from my Great-Grandma that we turned gluten-free. Growing up my mom would make these and we would roll them out, cut them into our favorite shapes, then we would all have the best time decorating them and an even better time eating them. It has truly been one of our favorite Christmas traditions and one I am so happy I can share with my kids. Being able to continue making the same recipe passed down for years is truly so special.

  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 cup buttermilk (You can make your own using milk or milk substitute and adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar and letting sit for 7 minutes.)
  • 5 1/2 cups gluten free flour (I use Josie's Best Muffin and More Mix)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and place parchment paper on a cookie sheet.

  2. Combine wet ingredients and mix with a mixer, then add in baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and mix well. Slowly add in flour and mix until everything is combine.

  3. Form dough into 4 balls and set aside.

  4. Place one ball of dough onto parchment paper and roll dough out evenly until it is approximately 1/4-inch thick. Repeat until all dough is cut out.
  5. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and transfer to cookie sheet, roll out dough as needed, adding more flour to prevent sticking to cut out more shapes, repeat for remaining dough.

  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden brown, remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack. Allow cookies to cool completely.

  7. Microwave white chocolate 20 seconds at a time, stirring each time until melted. Place in a piping bag or a gallon bag and cut off the very end of the tip.

  8. Decorate cookies as desired.

  9. ENJOY!!!!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 48

Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.6g9%
Saturated Fat 2.1g11%
Cholesterol 4mg2%
Sodium 89mg4%
Potassium 71mg3%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g1%
Sugars 10.5g
Protein 1.7g4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Liz Satkowski
Gluten Free Mom Colorado

I am married to the most amazing man, Tommy. I am the mother of three beautiful children Landon, Finn, and Daisy. For years I have been helping friends, family and others navigate the life of gluten-free living. I grew up in a gluten-free house, my mom and both brothers were diagnosed with Celiac Disease when I was young. My mom did an amazing job making everything from scratch in a gluten free kitchen. When I had my first child Landon my world was changed. He was born at 24 weeks because I have a short cervix. The doctor told us that he had a slim chance of survival and that his life would be plagued with severe complications. He survived and has minimal complications due to his prematurity, but when Landon was two he started getting rashes all over his body and he would constantly be sick. My mom advised me to get Landon tested for Celiac Disease. This was the beginning of my true GF journey. Shortly after he was diagnosed, I decided to go off gluten as well. Although I do not have Celiac Disease, I have found that I feel 100% better eliminating gluten from my diet. Recently Finn was having some issues with his legs and knees hurting. The doctor told me to take Finn off gluten to see if it was causing the inflammation and pain. Sure enough once we changed his diet the symptoms went away. We have Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance on both sides of the family. My sister-in-law and niece were recently diagnosed and my Grandma recently took gluten out of her diet due to an autoimmune disease. We are in a fortunate position that both of our families understand the purpose of living a gluten-free lifestyle. I am on a mission to help people create amazing gluten-free recipes and to see that this diagnosis is not a curse, but can actually be delicious.