Equipment Needed: Oven, Stand Mixer
Time Needed: 1 hour
✓ Gluten Free
✓ Egg Free
✓ Nut Free
Gingerbread cookies for Christmas are a special treat. Making and frosting them is almost as much fun as eating them while waiting for Santa Claus to arrive. This version is gluten-free, egg-free, low in sugar, and can easily be adapted to be dairy-free. Molasses lends a distinctive flavor to this traditional holiday cookie.
Gingerbread Cookie Dough
550g Bob’s Red Mill One-to-One Baking Flour
90g brown sugar, packed
1 Tbsp ground cinnamon
1 Tbsp ground ginger
½ tsp ground cloves
¾ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
170g butter (softened)
2 Tbsp milk
Decorated gingerbread cookies are one of our all time favorites. Decorating the cookies with royal icing if fun for the whole family and will keep kids happy for hours. Save a few for Santa on Christmas Eve.
Baking time will vary depending on size of the cookie and fluctuations in oven temperature. We suggest that you set a timer for less time initially and check on doneness of the cookie, adding more time if necessary. Gingerbread cookies should be crisp and hard when cooled. Keep in mind that the high humidity in Singapore will make the cookies softer over time.
There are many great recipes and video tutorials for Royal Icing available online. Chose the one that is best suited for your dietary needs.
The printable recipe below includes a half batch recipe.