Everyone should be able to enjoy whimsical gingerbread cookies! With this gluten-free recipe, even more of your holiday guests can indulge in these adorable desserts. Molasses, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and nutmeg are what give gingerbread its distinct aroma and taste, and these warming flavors fit in perfectly with the cozy atmosphere of the holiday season.
These cookies prep in just 15 minutes and an easy, two-ingredient icing brings them to life. Slightly spicy, chewy gingerbread cookies are a lovely addition to any cookie tray, especially when children are around! They’ll love taking a bite out of darling gingerbread boys and girls. This recipe is so good, nobody will even know it’s gluten free.
Cinnamon, cloves and ginger aromas will fill your kitchen as these cookies bake.
- Prep 15 MIN
- Total 1 HR 45 MIN
- Servings 36
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons molasses
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup white vanilla baking chips
- 1 teaspoon shortening
- Red cinnamon candies
In large bowl, beat sugar, butter and molasses with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed, or mix with spoon. Beat in egg until blended. In medium bowl, stir together flour blend, baking soda, xanthan gum, cinnamon, ginger, salt, cloves and nutmeg. Stir dry ingredients into sugar mixture. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F. On work surface sprinkled with flour blend, roll half of dough at a time 1/8 inch thick. (Keep remaining dough refrigerated until ready to roll.) Cut with 2 1/2-inch gingerbread boy or girl cookie cutter dipped into flour blend. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely, about 15 minutes.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave white vanilla baking chips and shortening uncovered on Medium-High (70%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave 15 seconds at a time until mixture can be stirred smooth. Place in decorating bag fitted with small round tip. Pipe on cookies as desired, and decorate with candies.