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Gluten-Free Ginger Cookies

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 12 large cookies


  • 1 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a medium mixing bowl, beat together the almond butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, nutmeg and salt and stir to incorporate. Transfer the dough to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, and up to 5 days, before baking. Refrigeration is key.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.
  4. Using a 2-inch ice cream scoop (about 2 tablespoons of dough for very large cookies), form the batter into mounds and place on the prepared baking sheet, spaced 2 inches apart (6 per tray). Slightly flatten the mounds before baking so they don't stay too domed.
  5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the edges are set and the cookies are thin and chewy. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 to 10 minutes, until firm, before removing to a plate.
  6. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.