Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

by livingfreelygf

With the holidays here, I knew this year I wanted to create soft and chewy gluten free gingerbread cookies. I had only made them a few times and I was rusty, so I wasn’t sure how my gluten and dairy free gingerbread cookies would turn out. OMG for someone who never loved them I could not refrain from eating the cute little gluten and dairy free gingerbread men with my coffee!

Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

gluten and dairy free gingerbread man

I had to ask my bestie who lives a few blocks down to stop by and grab some of these gluten and dairy free gingerbread men cookies before I ate too many. Luckily she showed up about 30 minutes later, because they are dangerous!

Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Man

gluten and dairy free gingerbread man

These soft and chewy gingerbread cookies cut out perfectly and taste amazing. I am so pleased with the texture that I am confident they will make the perfect gingerbread house. Possible post to come!

Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Man

gluten and dairy free gingerbread man

 

How do I make these soft and chewy Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies?

In a stand mixer cream the vegan butter, molasses, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed for about 3-4 minutes.

Add the ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, all spice, and salt. Blend for 1 minute.

Add the baking soda, xanthan gum, and gluten free flour. Mix for 3 minutes on medium speed scraping the sides halfway through.

Making cookies

Wrap the dough and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.

Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Cut dough in 4 pieces and roll 1 piece out in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to be about 1/4 inch thick. Use your cookie cutter to cut the gluten and dairy free gingerbread men. Lay them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until the cookie sheet is full. These won’t expand too much, but space them about 1 inch apart. Bake for 8 minutes.

Allow to cool, then mix your icing and decorate. Enjoy!

gluten and dairy free gingerbread manJennifer

Soft and Chewy Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies

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Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

These amazing soft and chewy gingerbread cookies are absolutely perfect. You will love the texture and flavor!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Man, Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Men Cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 127 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Vegan Butter
  • ¾ Cup Molasses
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 1 TBSP. Ground Ginger
  • 1 TBSP. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Cloves
  • ½ tsp. All Spice
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • ¾ tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 ½ tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • 3 Cups Flour

Icing

  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar Sifted
  • 4 tsp. Coconut Milk

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer cream the vegan butter, molasses, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix on medium speed for about 3-4 minutes.

  2. Add the ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves, all spice, and salt. Blend for 1 minute.
  3. Add the baking soda, xanthan gum, and gluten free flour. Mix for 3 minutes on medium speed scraping the sides halfway through.
  4. Wrap the dough and refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

  6. Cut dough in 4 pieces and roll one piece out in between 2 pieces of plastic wrap to be about 1/4 inch thick. Use your cookie cutter to cut the gluten and dairy free gingerbread men. Lay them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Repeat until the cookie sheet is full. These won't expand too much, but space them about 1 inch apart. Bake for 8 minutes.

  7. Allow to cool, then mix your icing and decorate. Enjoy!

  8. Icing

  9. In a bowl, add the sifted powdered sugar and coconut milk. Whisk until the milk is combined and you have achieved the icing texture. You can separate and color as desired. Pipe the icing onto your cookies. 

Nutrition Facts
Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Men Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 107mg5%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 comments

Kat December 8, 2018 - 3:28 pm

Hi Jennifer,

The cookies sound and look delicious! Could I substitute the vegan butter for regular butter?

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livingfreelygf December 9, 2018 - 3:05 am

Absolutely! You can always use regular butter or milk in the recipes.

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Zoey October 3, 2019 - 8:30 pm

can i use gluten free flour and if so how much??

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livingfreelygf October 4, 2019 - 6:12 pm

This recipe calls for gluten free flour and the measurements are in the recipe card.

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