BLOGMAS | Gluten Free Gingerbread Men Recipe

I hate to even type the words, but yes. I’ve gone gluten free. As much as I’m missing garlic bread and a good ol’ spag bowl, I am finding that it is slightly helping with my stomach issues.

I wanted to still be able to make gingerbread, but minus the gluten. Fortunately, I managed to come across this recipe, and immediately brought all the ingredients.



  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 125 g butter
  • 1cup golden syrup
  • 1cup brown sugar
  • Icing sugar (optional)
  • Sweets and decorations (optional)


  1. In a bowl, cream together the butter and the brown sugar. Honestly, this was one of the most time consuming parts.
  2. Add the golden syrup and egg and mix it all together. DON’T panic if it looks like its curdled. Mine did the exact same thing, but mum assured me that this was apparently normal.
  3. In an another bowl, sift all the dry ingredients, add to the wet ingredients and mix together. When I mixed everything together, I then rolled it all up in a ball. Who knows if this was the right thing to do, but the chefs on TV seem to do it…
  4. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour. Again, I don’t know if this was the right thing to do, but I covered my bowel with cling film. I also had ZERO room in the fridge, so I popped it into the out-house (not as posh as it sounds)!
  5. Remove dough from refrigerator and place onto a floured surface and knead lightly.
  6. Roll out to desired thickness and then cut into shapes using cookie cutters.
  7. Bake in 170 degree celsius oven for approx 15 minutes or till well browned (or burnt in my case).
  8. Leave to cool on trays for 5 minutes then transfer to cooking racks.


I’m actually pretty impressed with how these turned out! IMG_0201_Facetune_23-11-2017-13-52-04.JPG

I will say that if you’ve never had gluten free biscuits before, you may not like how ‘dry’ they are. You could easily pop on some icing (like my mum did), to help with the powdery texture.

Despite the texture, they’re pretty damn tasty, and I’m definitely going to be making some more in the future!

What’s your favourite thing to bake at Christmas?



  1. 5th December 2017 / 5:15 am

    Yasssss the baking is here, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmasssss 😉

      • 5th December 2017 / 5:45 pm

        Same here 😉 although all I do is eat it 😛

        • 5th December 2017 / 7:16 pm

          Hahaha! Me too! I was going to bring some into work, but gobbled them all down before I had the chance too!

          • 5th December 2017 / 7:52 pm

            Sounds just about right 😉

  2. 5th December 2017 / 5:57 am

    Last Saturday is my first time baking cookie. Now I just cannot stop myself reading more recipe! I want to try baking these too! So yummy!

  3. 5th December 2017 / 6:14 am

    Looks great. I want to try them for sure

    • 5th December 2017 / 2:16 pm

      They were delicious! I’m definitely going to have to make some more soon!

    • 5th December 2017 / 7:15 pm

      I always used to have them as a kid, and I hadn’t had one for years! So happy I came across this recipe!

  4. 5th December 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Your gingerbread men look so good!! I baked some yesterday xx

  5. 6th December 2017 / 8:46 pm

    Omg these look amazing! I will have to try your recipe out this weekend!!!

    • 21st December 2017 / 1:21 pm

      Honestly, they were so good! I can’t wait to make some more! x

  6. 9th January 2018 / 12:41 am

    I have been gluten free and sugar-free since about the beginning of 2017, and oh how I missed my cookie fixes! My kids wanted to make cutouts for Christmas, so I made a version of these that substituted honey for the sugar because I have next to no self control around cookie dough. You are right, it takes getting accustomed to the drier texture of GF baked goods. A glass of milk or replacement helps! 🙂

    • 9th January 2018 / 12:19 pm

      It’s definitely not fun is it! I can’t help myself, and I’m constantly still having a small amount of gluten, and then paying the price later on! I’ll have to keep in mind about the sugar replacement. I would have never of thought about that!

  7. 17th January 2018 / 8:17 pm

    Those came out great! Your curdled comment cracked me up. Had the exact same thing happen to me the other day.

    • 18th January 2018 / 2:53 pm

      Haha, thank you! I was gutted when I first looked into the bowl, but they turned out fine so hey ho!

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