Gluten and Dairy Free Gingerbread Sugar Cookies

These gluten and dairy free gingerbread cookies are the most delicious you will ever taste!

Decorated gingerbread cookes on a white cake stand and on the counter.

Hello again all! I took a little mini break here in-between Halloween and what is already going to be all Christmas here on the blog ;)! Today is the day that it all starts and I am kicking it off with my friend Kristen at Ella Claire as we share Christmas Cookie Recipes… I am happy to share my new favorite, Gingerbread Sugar Cookies (and of course these are gluten, dairy and egg free)!

So let’s be honest, I know I have shared a lot of sugar cookie recipes, but that is probably because they are just one of my most loved cookies! I have been having the best time trying to figure out a way to make them so that my family can still enjoy them too! Today’s recipe is no exception, as there have been plain sugar cookies, pumpkin flavor and now gingerbread, yay!!!

Here is how you will make them and what you will need…

  • 1 and 3/4 cup of almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour (and extra for rolling)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup coconut sugar (or date sugar)
  • 1/2 cup palm shortening
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water mixed (or 2 well beaten eggs)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar

A rolling pin with white polka dots on black handles and the dough wrapped in plastic on the counter.

Set your oven to 350 degrees. Simply use your mixer to mix the shortening and sugar until well combined. Then mix your dry ingredients separately and put them to the side. Next, add the rest of your wet ingredients to the shortening/sugar mix. Now slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into all the wet. But do not over mix. Take your dough and wrap it and place it into the freezer for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes pull your dough out and get rolling! I have found there a couple ways to do this…

Parchment paper on top of the gingerbread dough.

You can roll in-between two pieces of parchment paper and remove the top layer once the dough is 1/4 inch thick. Then you can cookie cut carefully onto the bottom piece of parchment paper.

Cookie cutters cutting out the the rolled out dough.

Or… You can do it on a cutting board. Dust it with coconut flour and begin rolling the same way. Just cut shapes straight from the cutting board and transfer to a baking sheet (non – stick).

A rolling pin, cookie cutter shapes and flour on the counter.

Place your cookies into the oven for around 7 – 10 minutes. Watch them carefully as they can go from just right to burnt quickly, haha! They are pretty soft in general, so find that golden brown goodness that works in your oven by keeping an eye on them.

Cut out cookies on a baking sheet.

Let the gingerbread cookies cool and then begin decorating!

The baked cookies on a cookie sheet cooling off.

I used store bought icing again as I have not found a good substitute yet.

Piping white icing around the gingerbread cookie.

This is one of my most precious memories to enjoy with my kids each year and I am so glad we have a fun recipe to enjoy this season!

A kitchen island with a rolling pin, cookies, and a cake stand on it.

I got to surprise them when they got home the other day with this little sweet treat and boy were they excited ;)!

A cut out star cookie with red Christmas ornaments beside it on the plate.

And I plan to use these for some of their Christmas festivities at school since so many kiddos have allergies. That is one thing that makes me so sad, when kids can’t join in the festivities because of their allergies.

Branches of evergreen, red ornaments, decorated cookies on the counter.

I hope you enjoyed and mostly I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Close up picture of a gingerbread man on a white plate.

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to visit my sweet friends down below!



Blogger cookie poster.

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Cookies, truffle balls, and whoopie pie cookies being shared by bloggers.

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M and M cookies and rustic granola cookies on a white plate.

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