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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

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These super delicious Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookies roll out and cut beautifully, are packed with big flavor and couldn’t be easier to make.

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These cookies are delightfully fragrant, beautifully tasty and adorably cute. They have classic gingerbread men written all over them, but are most certainly gluten-free! Kids and adults alike are certain to enjoy making them (and eating them!).

Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

  • Easy to make.
  • Rich, delicious and aromatic.
  • Sturdy and easy to roll out, cut and decorate.
  • Gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, vegetarian and refined sugar-free.
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How-to Make — Step by Step

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FAQ — Recipe Variations, Substitutions, Storage

Can I use plant-based butter or oil in place of butter?

Yes. Dairy-free butter and coconut oil both work beautifully with this recipe.

How do I store these cookies?

These gingerbread cookies keep well lightly covered at room temperature for up to 24 hours. Otherwise, I recommend storing the dough in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and simply baking when ready to enjoy.

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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookies

These super delicious Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men Cookies roll out and cut beautifully, are packed with big flavor and couldn't be easier to make.
4.50 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert, Sweets
Cuisine: British
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 24
Author: Kristen Wood



  • Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchement paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves an salt. Stir to combine.
  • In another mixing bowl combine egg, honey, molasses, and butter. Whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until a dough forms.
  • Knead until it comes together into a smooth, uniform dough ball.
  • Place the dough onto a parchment paper-lined cutting board or countertop and using a rolling pin, roll the dough out until about 1/4" thick. Use cookie cutters of choice to cut out cookies. Combine any remaining dough and roll out, repeating the process until you've used the majority of the dough.
  • Place the cut out cookies on your prepared baking sheet (working in batches if necessary), and bake for 10 minutes or until brown, firm and slightly puffy.
  • Let the cookies cool completely, and if you prefer, decorate them with icing or frosting before serving. Enjoy!


I like to use my Maple Buttercream Frosting to decorate these cookies.
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Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 91mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

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