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Gluten free ginger cookies with maple glaze
4 from 3 votes

Chewy Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies with Maple Glaze

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, dairy free, gluten-free
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Resting Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 24 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies
Author: Ai Willis
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Ginger cookies

  • 2½ cup (310g) gluten-free all purpose flour blend (make sure it contains xanthan gum)
  • ½ teaspoon (3g) fine salt
  • ½ teaspoon (3g) baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon (2g) baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • ⅔ cup (151g) vegan butter, softened at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup (73g) refined coconut oil
  • 1½ cup (300g) brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ teaspoon (7.5g) vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • turbinado sugar, raw sugar, or granulated sugar

Maple glaze (optional)

  • 3 tablespoons (43g) vegan butter
  • ⅓ cup (104g) maple syrup
  • ¾ cup (90g) powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt


  • In a bowl, add gluten free flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger. Whisk to combine and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, coconut oil, and brown sugar. Add egg, vanilla, grated ginger, and continue to beat.
  • Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and stir to combine using a wooden spoon or spatula. Cover and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 375°F/190°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a cookie scoop (mine holds 4 teaspoons, about a heaped tablespoon), scoop out the dough and roll into a ball in your hands. Roll in some turbinado sugar (or raw sugar or granulated sugar) and place on the baking sheet. Leave 2 inches between dough balls. Bake for 8-10 minutes and let them cool on the baking sheet.
  • If making the maple glaze, melt the butter and maple syrup in a small pot over low heat while whisking. Once the butter has melted, remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar and salt. Drizzle over each cookie and let it set.
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