gluten-free Halloween cookies

Fun Gluten Free Halloween Treats

We just celebrated my son’s 6th birthday with these fun gluten-free Halloween treats – bat cookies. The kids went crazy for them!


Need a simple, delicious addition to your Halloween treat?  Look no further.


Holiday baking is the best


This is our simple Fall Gingerbread Spice Cookie, which I use multiple times throughout the holidays.  Simply roll them into balls or use the dough with your favorite cookie cutters.  Of course, they make perfect gingerbread cookies at Christmas.


The delicious fall spices give it a nice kick,  and bonus – it is gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free. 


Use our Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

to make your own

gluten-Free Halloween treats


gluten-free gingerbread cookies

Measure out:

Measure the butter into a mixing bowl, let sit to reach room temperature. In another bowl, add all of the dry ingredients, including the spices and whisk together. 

Once the butter is soft, add in the molasses and stir until combined.  Then add the coconut sugar and stir to create a light, fluffy mixture.  Next combine the flour mixture with the wet ingredients, adding a little water at a time while combining.


gluten-free gingerbread cookies

Stir until completely incorporated and form a big ball.  Cover and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes, or overnight.

When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350°


gluten-free gingerbread cookies

Roll out:

For cookie cutters: use a surface of wax paper or parchment paper for the best way to cut these cookies.  Roll out a small ball of dough about ¼ inch thick and cut with any fun cookie cutter. We used a bat and a pumpkin for Halloween.


gluten-free gingerbread cookies

Add a little brown rice flour if the dough gets too sticky.  Use caution – too much can either dry out the cookies or end up tasting gummy.


gluten-free gingerbread cookies


Place on a cookie sheet, leaving space between for baking.  Bake 5 minutes.  Turn the cookie sheet around in the oven and bake for an additional 4-5 minutes. 

You want the cookie to be set but not hard.  It’s best to undercook than overcook these cookies.  Allow to sit for a couple of minutes on the cookie sheet.  Then, cool on a wire rack completely before decorating, or enjoy plain.


gluten-free Halloween Cookies


Enjoy your treats!

gluten-free gingerbread cookies


Optional:  Melt ¼ cup of your favorite dark chocolate or chocolate chips.  Frost the cookies with melted chocolate.  Let sit for about 30 minutes for the chocolate to set. 

These cookies are definitely better the next day, if you can save any until then!

Print the recipe here.

Happy Baking!


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