Gluten-Free Ginger-Spiced Snickerdoodles Gluten-Free Ginger-Spiced Snickerdoodles

Photography: Ronald Tsang | Food styling: Claire Stubbs, Donna Borooah & Tanya Osmond | Prop styling: Renée Drexler/Geary House

Crispy edges and a soft, chewy centre—what’s not to love? These sweet and spicy gluten-free treats are bound to become a favourite. See below for our cream cheese sandwich variation.

  • Prep time 35 minutes
  • Total time 1 hour & 45 minutes
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine


Cinnamon Sugar:


Cinnamon Sugar: In small bowl, stir sugar with cinnamon; set aside.

Dough: In bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.

In large bowl, whisk together butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar and molasses until combined; whisk in egg and vanilla until smooth. Stir in flour mixture to form soft dough. Divide dough in half; shape into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

Roll dough by 1 tbsp into balls; roll in Cinnamon Sugar to coat. Arrange, 2 inches apart, on prepared pans. Press gently with palm of hand to 1/2-inch thickness. 

Bake, 1 sheet at a time, until cookies spread and tops crack, about 10 minutes. Let cool on pan on rack for 2 minutes; transfer directly to rack to cool completely, about 15 minutes.

Glaze: In small bowl, whisk icing sugar with milk until smooth, adding more milk, 1/2 tsp at a time, until desired consistency; drizzle over cookies. Let stand until set, about 20 minutes.



Bake cookies as directed. In bowl, using hand mixer on medium speed, beat together 250 g pkg cream cheese, softened; 1/4 cup butter, softened; and 1 tsp vanilla until combined, about 1 minute. Beat in 2 cups icing sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Spread 1 tbsp of the filling onto bottoms of half of the cookies; sandwich with remaining cookies, flat side down.

Makes about 48 cookies.

Nutritional facts PER COOKIE: about

  • Fibre 0 g
  • Sodium 56 mg
  • Sugars 9 g
  • Protein 0 g
  • Calories 90
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Potassium 53 mg
  • Cholesterol 12 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g


  • Iron 1
  • Calcium 1
  • Vitamin A 3
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