Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Updated: Dec 14, 2020

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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies are easy to make.

Soft Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread is my favorite type of Christmas cookie. There’s no other time of year that gingerbread is popular, so I make the most of it during the winter holidays. It’s sweet with a little bit of spice, and fun to cut into a village of cookie children.

I know some people don’t like gingerbread. My husband was one of these people until I made him this recipe. I made the full recipe, but only cut 4 cookies and refrigerated the rest of the dough. I wanted to see if he liked them first.

I think I converted him. He not only told me he now likes gingerbread cookies, but he rolled out the last batch and cut them himself. He even made little gingerbread surfers with a run-infused orange zest icing sugar that he whipped up off the top of his head.

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Gingerbread Surfers

Cookie Allergen Information

These cookies are gluten-free, nut-free, and vegetarian. They can probably be made with vegan butter and an egg substitute, but I have yet to try that. If you do, let me know how they turn out in the comments.


The dough can be pre-made and stay in the refrigerator up to a week before it needs to be baked. You can also freeze the dough for 1-3 months before baking off gingerbread men and women.

Preparation Tip

*Before you start the recipe, make sure you take the butter and egg out of the refrigerator to get to room temperature.