Gluten Free Graham Crackers & Gingerbread Men

Gluten Free Graham Crackers & Gingerbread Men

Gluten free graham crackers and gingerbread men are some of the most fun creations to ever come out of a kitchen! Graham crackers make wonderful snacks on their own or in s’mores. Gingerbread dough makes adorable gingerbread men (or women!) and houses, of course! The dough is also vegan, so you can nibble some here and there as you’re baking (one of the perks of being the baker!).

gluten free gingerbread family

The absolute easiest way to make amazing gluten free graham crackers or gingerbread men (or graham cracker pie crust, for that matter!) is to whip up a bag of gfJules Graham Cracker/Gingerbread Mix.  You can always make from scratch as well, following this recipe.

gluten free gingerbread house

If you’re looking for a gingerbread house, hop over to my Gluten Free Gingerbread House how-to!

To make a graham cracker crust for your favorite pie, hop to this recipe!

Get creative! Roll these cookies a little thicker and cut out little critters for Groundhog Day! Who knows what other cookie fun you can create?

Gluten free graham crackers groundhog day cookies

Gluten Free Ground Hogs, anyone?

Gluten Free Graham Crackers & Gingerbread Men

Gluten Free Graham Crackers & Gingerbread Men

Yield: 100 crackers
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 3/4 cup shortening or vegan butter (Earth Balance® Shortening or Buttery Sticks)
  •  1/4 cup agave nectar or honey (use molasses if making gingerbread men)
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups gfJules™ Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat or brown rice flour
  • dash of salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • (2 tsp. ginger and 1 tsp. cloves if making gingerbread men)


Beat together the first four ingredients in one large bowl, and mix all of the remaining dry ingredients in another bowl.  Slowly stir the dry mixture into the first bowl, adding water as necessary to create a consistency such that you could make a ball with the dough.

Preheat oven to 325º F for static ovens, 300º F for convection.

Roll one half out onto a surface dusted with gfJules™ All Purpose Flour.  The dough should make a large 1/8 – 1/4 inch thick rectangle.  You may roll it more thinly or more thickly, depending on how you prefer your cookies: the thinner the dough, the crispier the cookie.

Gluten free graham crackers make delicious cut-out cookies, too!

Cut into shapes with cookie cutters or cut smaller rectangles like graham crackers and lift with a spatula onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Finally, prick each cracker with a fork in rows, as you would with a graham cracker.  Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar mixture before baking, if you like.  To make gingerbread men, simply cut with those cutters instead of cutting rectangles.

Gingerbread men aren’t just for Christmas! Football player cookie, anyone?

Bake for 20-30 minutes, or until they are lightly browned.  Let them cool on the baking sheet 5 minutes before lifting to a cooling rack.  (Makes fantastic s’mores or cut-out cookies, too)

Yield: 100 – 125 crackers, depending on size.

*This recipe and over 149 more, also available in my newest cookbook, Free for All Cooking: 150 Easy Gluten-Free, Allergy-Friendly Recipes the Whole Family Can Enjoy!

Gluten Free Vegan Graham Crackers and Gingerbread Men - gfJules


Gluten free graham crackers as gingerbread men

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43 thoughts on “Gluten Free Graham Crackers & Gingerbread Men

    • Hi Marilyn, if you have my graham cracker/gingerbread mix, just follow the directions on the can for what to add to avoid confusion. Enjoy!

    • Hi Cathy, yes you absolutely can do that. Much less work. 🙂 Just be sure to make the cookies thin enough in the middle of the sheet or they’ll be softer than you’d like for your cookie crust. Happy Baking!