Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookie Recipe

Ali Segersten Dec 01, 2011
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Cut-Out Cookie Recipe

Our children have so much fun cutting out and decorating these lovely gluten-free Christmas cookies! Just look at these photos, what is not to love? This time of year takes me back to baking gingerbread and sugar cookies with my mother. My brothers and I would decorate dozens of cookies with beautiful colored sprinkles and bright white icing. I wanted to share that experience with my own children, only with a healthier, gluten-free version. Thus, this recipe was born! It uses coconut sugar as the main sweetener, along with a powdered coconut sugar icing. Although coconut sugar is definitely a low-glycemic sweetener, it is still sugar, and these cookies are to be considered a sweet treat.

You can follow my blog post for How to Make Powdered Coconut Sugar if you would like to use a more nutritious sugar in the icing. We like to decorate these cookies with nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. You can definitely get creative here with the toppings. 

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So pretty and I am sure so tasty. Will you be at the cookie exchange? I'm hoping to enjoy one without having to bake. :)
Thanks for highlighting Gluten-Free Baking for Dummies. Can't wait to be sending along the winning copy.

I also posted about the giveaway on Facebook!

I tweeted about the giveaway @jesscaneal

This is such a fabulous giveaway. I would be happy to win any of these prizes!

Looks delicious!

I also tweeted the link! (https://twitter.com/#!/livelocaliveraw)

I just shared this post on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=59505567)

Thanks for the recipe and give-away! I would love one of these books and I will definitely try the gingerbread cookie recipe (though maybe with a few substitutions!) :)

Yum! Ginger and hazelnuts...2 of my favs! Thanks for sharing this!

Delicious! Can't wait!
Jodi

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I posted this on my Facebook!

Eryn
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I shared your site on my FB wall. Hope to get some people interested in changing their diets :)
mstivers@highview.org

I liked you on FB. Looking forward to baking again :)
mstivers@highview.org

I subscribed to your blog -thanks for all the great recipes!
mstivers@highview.org

I haven't had gingerbread cookies in AGES! Looks like it be spending this snow day in the kitchen! (is there any better way though?)

Thanks for the recipe!
Eryn

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I shared this link on facebook and I'll be making them soon! cgriess@gmail.com

I shared this link on facebook and will make them for Christmas. cgriess@gmail.com

Just dropping by to say that these cookies are adorable, Ali. What a great and much healthier cut-out cookie recipe for the holidays and a wonderful addition to Home for the Holidays ... Gluten-Free Style! :-)

I'm so grateful to you for participating in our holiday event (and snagging our grand prize Vitamix for us!), Ali! Can't believe we haven't even made it through a whole week yet ... so much good has been shared already. It's truly wonderful to see all our readers, blogger friends, and sponsors join in or support us in some way! :-)

xo,
Shirley

I was just wondering how we could make gluten free gingerbread cookies. Thank you for the delicious giveaway!

Thanks for another yummy AND healthy recipe! I have never used coconut sugar but am intrigued! I am wondering if it subs well for icing sugar in whipped frostings?
I love your cookbook and am excited to read another is on it's way!
Thanks again,
Bronwyn
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These look fantastic! I love hazelnuts and know these will be a hit. All the ingredients look "safe" for me too. Thanks for sharing!

Oh YUM! I love hazelnut butter and can't wait to try and bake something with the flour. I love this recipe, I don't think I will have to make any substitutions at all. Thank you for sharing it with us!!
quinoanut@gmail.com

You have such wonderful recipes and have helped me broaden my gluten free diet. Thank you for sharing! Contact: fungus20@hotmail.com

Yeah I have the weekend off looks like we are making cookies

Carol
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Thanks, Ali, for pointing out that we have to include our emails in the post. My email is racweber@gmail.com and I had two posts from this morning (5:42 and 5:52 am on 12/1/2011). One was a comment on your post, the other to let you know I shared it on facebook.
Thanks!

I am so appreciative of your recipes, cookbook and support. I am not only gluten-free, but nearly all flours are a problem, so ingredients like hazelnut flour are always good to try - and my family like the recipes as well!

Love your recipes and ideas, and the cookbook, too!

I use to hate ginger, except for in cook forms. But now I love ginger anything with a passion.

Thanks so much for sharing your recipes, elimination diet and other special diet info so generously, both on your website and in your book.

I don't have Facebook or twitter, but I can assure you that I've spread the word (via word of mouth) from coast to coast :)

Can't wait to try the Gingerbread cookie recipe! :) Loving this series.

hazelnut flour? what a great idea! and to think, with a vitamix we'd be able to grind our own!

thank you for the giveaway!

This is such a great GF idea for the Christmas season. I can't wait to bake...and maybe win something too.

I shared link on facebook!
Elisa

What cute cookies!!

Coconut Sugar Icing. Brilliant.
I'd like to win too!
Chrystal in Canada
rickeysfortwo at yahoo dot ca

Thank you!

Just shared this page on FaceBook! I am sure that some of friends will enjoy it also.

It amazes me how many foods you are turning into 'flour' or 'sugar' and then coming up with a recipe to use them in! I have been slow to stock my pantry with some of the basics you use in many of your recipes. I refer to your cook book often & also send others your way when they are just beginning the journey into more healthy eating.
Thank you for all your help.

Can't wait to try your cookies--gingerbread is one of my favorites!

This is the perfect recipe! I love warm spiced things this time of year and haven't really been able to have them. It is so exciting to see your recipes! I am new at all of this G-F, so it is terrific to find all of these recipes. I am glad that your are participating in the Home for Holidays event! All of the giveaways look amazing!

Thanks I love love love gingerbread, these sound great but I'm not the best baker and gluten free has been even harder so baking for dummies wld be perfect for me.

Tweeted the giveaway!
jlo5616 @ gmail dot com
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Coconut sugar is great, so is coconut flour!
jlo5616 @ gmail dot com

Thanks so much! I cant wait to make these and share tomorrow. :) penneysc@gmail.com

not sure if this is posting again, but I set up the blog so I can see if I win! The gingerbread looks great. Thanks

I am following you on Facebook and look forward to checking out your recipes and blog posts. :)

I shared your recipe on my fb page and tagged you. Thanks again for the recipe. :)

this looks so good! i've been wanting to use more hazelnuts this season.

I am resubmitting my first comment b/c I didn't leave my email.

These cookies look great, I plan on trying the dairy-free version of these. Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)

Oooo, really looking forward to these! Wondering if we can make a gingerbread house....

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