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Gingerbread Cookie Recipe with Essential Oils

Nothing says the holidays like the sweet smell of baked goods made with a few dashes of warm winter spices, and nothing brings people together like a plate of warm gingerbread cookies. This delicious gingerbread cookie recipe uses Ginger essential oil, Cinnamon Bark essential oil, and Clove Bud essential oil to bring the best of holiday flavors to your next gathering. Better yet, if you’re looking for a gluten-free gingerbread cookie recipe, a sugar-free gingerbread cookie recipe, or a vegan gingerbread cookie recipe, you’re in luck! These cookies check all the boxes so you can share the festive goodness with everyone. Plus, they taste amazing too!



  • 1 ⅓ cup buckwheat flour
  • ⅔ cup tapioca flour
  • ⅔ cup sorghum flour
  • 1 tablespoon chia seed meal
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed meal
  • ⅓ cup of coconut palm sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg


  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 45 drops liquid-Stevia
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark oil
  • 2 drops Ginger oil
  • 2 drops Clove Bud oil


  1. Preheat oven to 175° C
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium-sized bowl and whisk until well mixed.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients in a separate, larger bowl and mix until evenly combined.
  4. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients, mixing on slow speed until evenly combined.
  5. Put a small handful of buckwheat flour onto a clean countertop surface and pour out the dough on top.
  6. Roll out the dough until it is about ¼–½ inch thick.
  7. Take cookie cutter and cut out classic gingerbread or holiday shapes.
  8. Lightly oil or line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place cutouts onto the sheet.
  9. Bake for 12–15 minutes or until golden and crisp. Remove from the oven and let cool before enjoying.

Whether you’re looking for a better version of your favorite holiday goodies or just need a sweet treat to herald in the season, this gingerbread cookie recipe with essential oils is calling to you. We know it’s tempting, but don’t keep it all to yourself! These delicious cookies were made to be shared. Make a batch for friends and family and snap a picture of your plate for Instagram or Facebook! Don’t forget to tag us (@doterraca). We want to know what you’re baking!

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