5 from 1 vote
Stack of gluten free ginger snaps on small white plate with glass of milk and more cookies on wire rack in the background
Gluten Free Ginger Snaps
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
32 mins

These Gluten Free Ginger Snaps are crisp around the edges, soft & chewy in the middle, and filled with a spicy bold flavor!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten free
Yield: 36 cookies
Calories: 97 kcal
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking pans with parchment paper or silicone liners.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and 1 cup sugar together with an electric mixer.

  3. Add the egg and molasses and beat until completely combined. Using a rubber spatula, scrape down the sides of the bowl while mixing.

  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the gluten free flour, salt, baking soda, and spices.

  5. With the electric mixer on low, add 1/3 of the dry ingredients and beat until combined. Continue adding the dry ingredients, in thirds, until all the ingredients are completely combined.

  6. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon scoop the dough into balls and place on the prepared pans. Roll each dough ball in the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and return to the baking pan.

  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking pan for 3-4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to finish cooling.



Recipe adapted from Lovely Little Kitchen.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Ginger Snaps
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie)
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 129mg6%
Potassium 37mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.