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sugar free gingerbread cookies
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4.32 from 35 votes

Sugar Free Gingerbread Cookies

A sugar free way to enjoy a holiday season favorite cookie.
Prep Time3 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time3 hrs 27 mins


  • Flour AP- 3 Cups
  • Baking Soda- 1 teaspoon.
  • Ground Ginger- 1 teaspoon make sure there is no sugar added.
  • Also Ground Cinnamon- 1 teaspoon (make sure there is no sugar added).
  • Ground cloves-½ teaspoon
  • Allspice- 1 teaspoon.
  • Salt- ½ teaspoon.
  • Butter- 1 ½ sticks softened at room temperature.
  • Brown Sugar Alternative-½ cup
  • Egg-1.
  • Molasses Substitute- 1 cup see post for substitutes.


  • You can use a medium mixing bowl for this step. Sift together your flour, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, allspice and cloves. You can set this aside for a moment.
  • In a mixing bowl while you use an electric mixer, cream together your brown sugar alternative, butter, egg and molasses substitute.
  • Now, gradually add your dry ingredient from the first bowl to the mixing bowl, a quarter at a time, mixing between additions.
  • When the mixture is blended remove from the bowl and split the dough in half. Roll out each individual half of your dough on some plastic wrap . Roll your dough to about ¼" to ⅛" thick. If your dough seems sticky simply sprinkle it with a small amount of additional flour. Wrap and refrigerate your dough for at least 3 hours.
  • When ready to bake, simply remove the dough from the refrigerator, preheat your oven to 350, and prep your pan for nonstick. I use parchment that can also be used to transfer cookies as well. Unwrap the dough using one wrapped dough half at a time. Use your cookie cutters to cut shapes if desired at this point.
  • You should bake your cookies for 10-12 minutes. After you remove the cookies from the oven please allow them to cool on rack before you add any icing. However, you can also enjoy these as they are too if you would rather not add any icing.

Recipe Notes

See post for alternatives for brown sugar and molasses. Nutritional data will vary due to alternatives used.
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