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The Free From Fairy's easy recipe for gluten free gingerbread men.

Gluten Free Gingerbread Men (and women!)

This gluten free, nut free and soya free gingerbread men recipe is very easy to make. It uses the Free From Fairy's wholegrain gluten free flour blend for added nutrition and to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chilling time (optional)40 mins
Total Time1 hr 12 mins
Servings 15
Author Vicki Montague, the Free From Fairy


  • 350 plain Free From Fairy gluten free flour - plus extra for dusting the work surface
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g butter
  • 150 g brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 egg


  • In a food processor combine the flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda. Whizz the ingredients to mix them thoroughly. Alternatively place all these ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  • Add the butter and process again till the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the sugar and process again. If you don't have a food processor rub the butter into the flour then add the sugar.
  • Add the golden syrup and egg and process until the mixture starts to come together. Tip out onto a floured surface and form the dough into a smooth ball. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  • Take out the fridge and roll to the thickness of a £1 coin. Use a gingerbread man cutter (or any cutter you like) and cut out as many shapes as you can, re-rolling left overs to use it all up.
  • Place the cookies onto a couple of greased or lined baking trays so that they are not too close together.
  • Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan and bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until nicely browned but not burnt. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Decorate however you like...using squeezy pre-made icing (check ingredients) or by making a fairly stiff icing with icing sugar and water. Or get your kids to decorate them just before eating...which seems to be just the reward they need to get them to eat up all their tea!


Nutrition information is for guidance only.

Nutrition (Approx)

Calories: 134.92kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.89g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5.86g | Saturated Fat: 3.52g | Cholesterol: 25.25mg | Sodium: 127.62mg | Potassium: 29.33mg | Fiber: 0.44g | Sugar: 14.44g | Vitamin A: 182.44IU | Calcium: 12.97mg | Iron: 0.89mg