Gingerbread cookies

Gluten-free Gingerbread Cookies


These gingerbread cookies are chewy and warming, perfect during the holiday season. Made with freshly grated ginger they are the ideal after dinner treat or a great cookie for a Christmas cookie swap. 

I love baking during the Christmas season. Growing up my mother and I would bake hundreds of cookies and throughout December give them to friends and family. Gingerbread has such a familiarity with the winter season, due to its warming spices such as ginger, cardamom and cinnamon.

Gingerbread cookies

There are different varieties of molasses, five to be exact, and depending on each one you choose your cookies may turn out lighter or darker. I chose to use unsulphered organic blackstrap molasses, which gave my cookies a darker colour. If you’d like a lighter cookie you can choose to use light molasses. 

Molasses Cookies
Gluten Free Cookie

If you try out this recipe this holiday season let us know! Leave a comment, rate it and tag a photo #holistickenko on instagram! Have a wonderfully positive day everyone! 

Gingerbread Cookies – Gluten Free

Warming, chewy and lightly sweet, the perfect Christmas treat!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Gluten-free, Healthy, Holiday
Keyword ginger, gingerbread, gluten-free
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Author Amanda Filipowicz


  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 -2 tsp of freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt
  • 2/3 cup organic butter or coconut oil softened
  • 1/2 cup raw cane sugar or coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup organic blackstrap molasses
  • 1-2 tsp gingerbread spice mix


  1. In a mixing bowl combine the wet ingredients, beat the coconut oil or butter with sugar until well incorporated. After which add in the egg or flax. Beat until well incorporated. Add in the molasses and incorporate well. Set aside

  2. In a larger mixing bowl combine the dry ingredients. Rice, almond and arrowroot flour, baking soda and baking powder, cinnamon, salt and gingerbread spice mix. Whisk well until fully incorporated. 

  3. Before combining the two together, grate the ginger into the wet ingredients and whisk together. 

  4. Slowly incorporate the wet into the dry ingredients. Combine well with a wooden spoon. 

  5. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for an hour. 

  6. After an hour preheats the oven to 180C or 350F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. 

  7. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll into 22-24 round balls. Placing them a few inches away from each other, because as they bake they will expand. 

  8. Bake for between 10-12 minutes. Do not over bake the cookies or they will get too hard. 

  9. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool completely. 

Amanda Filipowicz
Amanda Filipowicz

Amanda Filipowicz is a certified nutritional practitioner (CNP) with a bachelor in environmental studies (BES) from York University. She also has certification in clinical detoxification, prenatal and postnatal care as well as nutrition for mental health. She has a decade of experience in nutritional health and is a lifelong proponent of eating healthy.

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