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Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Intermediate
  • Prep time
    › 1/4 hr
  • Cook time
    › 20 min
  • Serves
    › 40


2 cups white rice flour

1 cup tapioca flour (also called tapioca starch)

1/2 cup buckwheat flour

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

1/2 teaspoon table salt

115g unsalted butter, softened

2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup molasses or golden syrup

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Easy Royal Icing, recipe follows

Candies, nuts and sprinkles, for decorating


Easy Royal Icing:

1/3 cup egg whites

1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed orange juice

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups icing sugar, plus more if needed

Food colouring

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