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Nothing says Christmas like the smell of gingerbread cookies filling the house. With only 1/4c. of sugar they are better than most cookies when it comes to sugar content. Here is a quick and easy GF/DF version of gluten free gingerbread that you can cut into any shape you like. My kids LOVE to decorate a village of different people. We decorate our cookies with Sunspire Sundrops (like m&m’s with no food coloring), Lets Do Organic’s Sprinkelz: confetti, Enjoy Life’s GF, DF, Soy Free Chocolate Chips, and India Tree Snowflakes (Super fun for buttons). I use a basic powdered sugar frosting recipe for the frosting- I just use coconut oil instead of butter to make it DF.

Gluten Free Gingerbread People Cookies

1 1/3 c. Gluten Free All Purpose Flour of Choice
1 T. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Ginger 2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
1 tsp. Baking Soda 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
1/4 c. Raw Sugar 1/4 c. Olive Oil
1/4 c. Molasses 2 T. Water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add oil, molasses, and water. Mix well, adding more GF flour as needed to make a soft dough that can be kneaded. Roll out on a GF flour dusted surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut out with gingerbread people cutters, dipping cutters into flour after each use. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 14 minutes. Remove from pan when hot and cool on a wire rack. Cookies will be slightly chewy.

Happy Baking!

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