AuthorE. Gluten
DifficultyIntermediate

This recipe is modified from a parent's magazine recipe. I was surprised by how easy it was to make.
The 2 hours in the fridge are necessary for the dough to set up properly.
The cookie holds its shape and tastes wonderful! My kids ate them up and a little boy I tend, who doesn't like anything, kept coming into the kitchen for more. You can make gingerbread men, or even a gingerbread house. - Kirsti

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Yields1 Serving
Prep Time2 hrsCook Time10 minsTotal Time2 hrs 10 mins
 2 tsp xanthan gum
 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp ground ginger
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
 ½ cup butter (softened)
 ½ cup packed brown sugar
 2 large eggs
 ¾ cup molasses
1

In a medium-sized bowl, sift the Eating Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour, xanthan gum, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and baking soda. Set aside dry ingredients.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, and then the molasses.

2

Slowly add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture, a little at a time, stirring after each addition with a wooden spoon or mixer. The dough should be stiff.
Grease a 13 x 18 inch cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the dough onto the cookie sheet and flatten it to 1/4 inch thickness. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350°.

3

Use cookie cutters to cut out gingerbread men on the pre-rolled dough. Combine any extra dough, roll it out again, and cut out more cookies. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to a greased cookie sheet, placing them 1 inch apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown.

4

Once the cookies have cooled, decorate them with frosting and small gluten free candies. Makes about 25 cookies.

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Ingredients

 2 tsp xanthan gum
 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp ground ginger
 ¼ tsp ground cloves
 1 ¼ tsp baking soda
 ½ cup butter (softened)
 ½ cup packed brown sugar
 2 large eggs
 ¾ cup molasses

Directions

1

In a medium-sized bowl, sift the Eating Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour, xanthan gum, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and baking soda. Set aside dry ingredients.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, and then the molasses.

2

Slowly add the flour mixture to the molasses mixture, a little at a time, stirring after each addition with a wooden spoon or mixer. The dough should be stiff.
Grease a 13 x 18 inch cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Place the dough onto the cookie sheet and flatten it to 1/4 inch thickness. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
Preheat the oven to 350°.

3

Use cookie cutters to cut out gingerbread men on the pre-rolled dough. Combine any extra dough, roll it out again, and cut out more cookies. Use a spatula to transfer the cookies to a greased cookie sheet, placing them 1 inch apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown.

4

Once the cookies have cooled, decorate them with frosting and small gluten free candies. Makes about 25 cookies.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies