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The Best Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cookies


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 dozen medium cookies 1x

Description

The best gluten-free gingerbread cookies that are sweet, perfectly spiced, and made with only one specialty ingredient that’s easy to find!


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Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature (salted or unsalted)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 5 cups gluten-free flour blend (such as Grandpa’s Kitchen or Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Cream butter, adding sugar gradually. Beat until well combined and light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Beat in egg, molasses, and vinegar.
  3. Sift all of the dry ingredients together and then blend sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  4. Divide the dough into two even pieces, wrap each piece of dough in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30-90 minutes.
  5. When the dough is done chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Working in sections, roll the dough to 1/2″ thick on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Place shapes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat. Gather and re-roll “scraps” of dough as needed, using all of the dough.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes, and then move to a cooling rack.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough.
  8. Leave plain or decorate (here are 6 Simple Ways to Decorate Gingerbread Cookies if you are looking for some inspo).

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: cookies, Christmas cookies, gingerbread, gluten free, gluten free cookies