The Recipe:

The Perfect Holiday Gingerbread Cookie

By:  Tara  Dickinson  Founder, Nirvana Mama  December 13th, 2013

Everyone loves treats especially during the holidays when the cooler weather keeps us inside snuggled around the fire with friends and family. This recipe offers a gluten-free and dairy-free option to one of our favorites, the classic gingerbread. Decorating options could include frosting, dried fruit, gluten-free candy, melted chocolate or chocolate chips. Ready to make your new favorite gingerbread cookie?

The Perfect Holiday Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Yields:  2 dozen 3-inch gingerbread figures

Cookie Ingredients:

Icing Ingredients:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Stir together all dry ingredients.
  3. Mix all wet ingredients in a bowl until combined (or use a standing mixer). 
  4. Add dry to wet. Dough will be stiff. Let the dough sit for 20 minutes before rolling out.
  5. Roll out to ¼-inch thick. After pressing with cookie cutters, use a knife to move cookies onto the baking sheet. If you’re having trouble with the dough try chilling it before rolling. If decorating with candies or dried fruit, add to cookies before putting in the oven.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack as soon as they are out of the oven. If decorating with chocolate chips, do so immediately. If decorating with melted chocolate or icing wait until they have cooled.


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Tara Dickinson

Founder, Nirvana Mama

Tara Dickinson After living on an ashram for 30 years, Tara had an idea spark during a meditation session to design spiritually inspired, organic clothes that bring joyful images to life for babies and grownups alike.

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