Dairy-Free Gingerbread People Cookies

Gingerbread Men On Wax Paper
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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies (36 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
58 Calories
2g Fat
10g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 dozen cookies (36 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 58
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 82mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 0g
Calcium 22mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This dairy-free version of the beloved winter classic, gingerbread people cookies, will fill your home with holiday scents of ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg. They are great on a cold winter day with a cup of hot cocoa or dairy-free chai.


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 cup (one stick) soy margarine (room temperature)
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg​

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, ground ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.

  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream margarine and brown sugar with a hand mixer or standing mixer with a paddle attachment until fluffy, about 4 minutes. Add molasses and beat well about 2 minutes. Add in egg and beat until well combined.

  4. In several additions, add the dry mixture, beating until mixture just holds together. Divide dough into three batches. Wrap each section in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.

  6. Lightly flour a countertop or work surface, and, working with one section at a time, roll out dough until about 1/4 inch thick. Using a cookie cutter dipped in flour, cut out individual cookies and place on prepared sheets. Place sheets in the freezer for 15 minutes.

  7. Working in batches, bake cookies for 12 to 15 minutes, until lightly browned. After removing the pans from the oven, allow cookies to remain on pans for about 2 minutes before placing on a cooling rack to finish cooling.

  8. Enjoy!


  • This recipe is suitable for dairy-free and lactose-free diets, but as with any recipe intended for persons with allergies or dietary restrictions, make sure to read all nutritional labels carefully to make sure that there are no hidden dairy-derived ingredients (or other allergens, if these apply to you).