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Classic Gluten Free Ginger Cookies

  • Author: Teri Delany
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen cookies 1x


Equipment: Digital Scale (preferred), Cookie Sheets, Medium/Large Mixing Bowls, Measuring Cups and Spoons, Whisk, Spatula, Cooling Rack, Unbleached Parchment, Stand Up Mixer with Paddle Attachment or Hand Mixer

Substitutions: Do you need suggestions to swap out an ingredient? Click here.

Before You Dive In – Prep:

  • Soften butter
  • Bring egg to room temperature
  • Move oven rack to center

Choose Gluten Free, Non-GMO, & Organic Ingredients.




  • 135g (4.8 oz) Flour Farm Organic Gluten Free Flour Blend (1 1/4 C)
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Cloves (.5g)
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger (2g)
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon (1.5g)
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda (4.5g)
  • 1/4 tsp Extra Fine Pink Himalayan Salt (1.5g)


  • 85g (3 oz) Salted Butter, softened (3/4 stick or 6T)
  • 105g (3.5 oz) Light Brown Cane Sugar (1/2 C)
  • 30 ml (1 fl oz) Dark Molasses (2 T)
  • 1/2 L Pasture Raised Egg (25g)
  • 57g (2 oz) Crystallized Ginger Chips, chopped into small pieces – optional


  • 57g (2 oz) Raw Cane Sugar (1/4 C)


Please read prep note above before you begin, thank you!

Step 1: Whisk together the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

Step 2: In a separate large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar with a hand mixer or stand mixer on medium. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the molasses and egg. Mix on medium until well blended. Scrape down the sides of the bowl again. If using ginger chips, add them in and beat until combined.

Step 3: Gently beat in the dry ingredients on low until flour is fully incorporated. Scrape dough together, cover and refrigerate for an hour.

Step 4: After dough has refrigerated for at least a half hour, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (177C).

Step 5: Roll dough into 1 inch (2.5 cm) balls and roll in the cane sugar. Each ball should weigh approximately 17g (.6 oz). Place on a parchment lined baking sheet 2 inches (5 cm) apart. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Cookies will be slightly rounded when finished and the edges will appear set. They will continue to flatten as they cool and crinkle. If you desire crispier cookies, flatten with the bottom of a glass before baking. Note, cookies will not crinkle when flattened.

Step 6: Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the pan for 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack to continue to cool. Store in an airtight container for up to two days or freeze for best quality.



Delicious Idea: Make cookies a bit larger, flatten them before baking and make ice cream sandwiches out of them!

The nutrition information provided below is for the recipe as written without the addition of crystallized ginger.

  • Category: cookies


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 80
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Fat: 3.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg

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