These vegan gluten free gingerbread men are the perfect fun and festive cookie to make this holiday season. Sweet, spicy, and tender, these cookies are sure to be a favorite!
Are you in a festive mood? Have you done any holiday baking yet?
We started our holiday baking pretty early over here. Since my boys aren’t crazy about Thanksgiving desserts, I made these gluten free gingerbread men for them the morning after Thanksgiving as a special treat.
Gingerbread cookies are fairly easy to make gluten free, vegan, and allergen free. Vegan buttery spread, a good gluten free flour blend, molasses, sugar, and spices are really all you need.
Of course, you can customize these vegan gluten free gingerbread men if you like – you can frost them, you can add chocolate chips for eyes, you can give them a dusting of powdered sugar if you wish.
They are just delicious plain, and so fun when pressed with these funny cookie cutters from Tovolo. My boys thought these were extra fun and silly.
This cookie dough is easy to work with, so don’t be afraid. Sometimes gluten free dough can be difficult – it might be very delicate or rip. That’s not the case here.
It might seem a little wet after you mix it, but once it’s chilled, the texture is just perfect for rolling. You’ll need to dust your rolling pin with some gluten free flour, but this dough is very forgiving. Don’t roll it too thin – about a quarter-inch thickness will be about right.
These vegan gluten free gingerbread men are:
- the perfect classic Christmas cookie
- just right for dunking in a cup of cocoa
- a great recipe to make with your family
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Vegan Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies.
These vegan gluten free gingerbread cookies are a perfect treat to make this Christmas season. They're top 8 allergen free, so everyone can enjoy these!
- 1/2 cup vegan buttery spread I used Earth Balance Soy Free
- 1/2 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
- 5 Tablespoons unsulfured molasses
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
- 2 1/4 cups gluten free flour blend I used Namaste Perfect Flour Blend
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
Place the vegan buttery spread and the brown sugar in a mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until smooth and combined, about 30 seconds.
Add the molasses and unsweetened applesauce and continue to mix. Reduce the speed to low and add half the gluten free flour blend. Mix until combined.
Add the other half of the gluten free flour blend, baking soda, salt, and the spices. Mix on low speed until smooth and combined.
Divide the dough into two portions and wrap in plastic wrap. Pat into discs, and chill in the freezer for one hour, or the refrigerator for two hours.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet or two with parchment paper.
Line a surface with waxed paper, and dust lightly with gluten free flour. Place a chilled disc of dough on the waxed paper. Dust a rolling pin with gluten free flour and roll the dough out until it reaches a thickness of about a quarter-inch (1/4").
Place the cookies on the prepared cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the cookie sheet before removing.
Repeat with remaining dough. Makes about 20 gingerbread men cookies.