Gingerbread crunch Cookies

Gingerbread crunch Cookies

These are a party favourite all year in our house and just the job for Christmas. A proper crunch and lots of christmas spice without and of the gunk or junk.

To make them Christmassy we used these cookie cutters:

 Swift Set of 7 Christmas Cookie Cutters


  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter (or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 3 tbsp Rice Syrup
  • 1 Cup (GF) Flour
  • 1 Cup Rice Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Large Pinch Maldon salt (sea salt)

Melt the butter gently in a small pan, adding the coconut sugar and rice syrup and mix well.

Sift together the flours and spices with the baking powder into a large mixing bowl.

Pour the melted butter mixture into the flours and stir with a wooden spoon until everything is well combined and no dry ingredients are showing. Form a ball and wrap in cling film and place in the fridge for about an hour until firm.

Using a floured surface – or cling film underneath and over the pastry – roll out to an even 3/4 mm. Use cookie cutters and a cake slice to carefully slide the cookies onto a lined baking sheet.

Bake at 170 for 8-10min depending on thickness, until golden brown. Leave to cool on tray before transferring to a wire rack.

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  1. Hi Lizzie,
    Just made the above and also the pastry for your mince pies and I used coconut oil instead and they are so crumbly ( moreso the gingerbread mixture).

    Any tips for subbing in coco oil? Or will it just not work the same without butter?


    • Hi there,
      That’s annoying, sorry. It was probably the temperature. Both pastries need to be really cold to work best and then straight in the oven. I’ve subbed it with coconut oil and it was good. All oils do work slightly differently though.
      Gluten free pastries, are by nature more crumbly (and less glutinous!) and delicate, so I would just keep the pastry thicker when you roll it and make the mince pies in a mini muffin case so they are easier to move around.

      Hope that helps,

      Happy Christmas!


  2. Thanks for replying!

    They were really cold and as soon as I tried to roll it all just broke up straight away. I think i will just keep trying!:)

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