Low-FODMAP Gingersnap Cookies Recipe; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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Sweet, spicy and so familiar.  Low-FODMAP Gingersnaps cookies are the perfect addition to your holiday table.  I love this recipe because it is easy and so good.

Although the omission of high-FODMAP molasses (I substitute low-FODMAP dark corn syrup) means these cookies are a bit lighter in color than traditional gingersnaps, they taste absolutely perfect.

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Rachel Pauls, MD

Low-FODMAP Gingersnaps Cookie Recipe Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients.

Yield 40-50 cookies, depending on size

Serving size: 2-3 cookies

Prep time: 15 min plus 30 min for refrigeration

Bake time: 8 min

Total time: 55 min

Bake:375 F


  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup dark corn syrup
  • 1 & ¾ cups low-FODMAP, gluten-free flour (I like Authentic Foods GF Classic Blend- check out my low-FODMAP Bake off blog for the reason why)
  • ¼ cup sweet rice flour
    • This type of gluten-free flour is made from ‘sticky glutinous rice’, rather than regular white rice.  Be sure not to substitute regular rice flour.  Bob’s Red Mill sells this type of flour and it is usually available at organic stores, Whole Foods or Amazon
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon xanthan gum (if not added to your flour choice)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Granulated sugar for rolling
  • Baking spray, parchment or silicone liners for cookie sheets


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and prepare baking sheet with liners or spray
  • Beat shortening and sugar in large bowl of electric mixer until creamy
  • Beat in egg and dark corn syrup and mix until smooth
  • Add in remaining ingredients and mix to form soft dough
  • Form into flat square shape and wrap in plastic wrap
    • This part doesn’t need to be too precise
  • Refrigerate for 30 minutes
  • Form dough into one–inch balls using your hands or a small cookie-scoop
  • Roll balls in granulated sugar and place on cookie sheet with 2 inches between cookies, since they will spread
  • Bake for about 8 minutes, careful not to over-bake, since ovens vary
  • Transfer to a wire rack and cool

Perfect for Santa’s snack- and won’t upset his tummy!

Comments Rating 5 (2 reviews)

4 Responses

  1. Serving Size


    I probably just missed it but is there a recommended serving size for this one?

    TBH, what I really want to know is, how much can I eat before I should worry about fodmap related troubles?


    1. Hi Jamie,
      Great question- we did miss that information!
      Serving size for many of our recipes is based on both FODMAP levels, and a reasonable serving for that food item. Since high levels of fats and sugars can be an IBS trigger, then we often make judgments based on those factors. That being said, these cookies are fairly free of FODMAPs, so you should be able to easily enjoy 2-3 at one sitting. They are delicious dunked in tea! Have a great day and stay in touch 🙂

      1. Thank you!

        You guys are awesome and have been very helpful to us. Honestly did not think you would respond so quickly. Thanks a ton!

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