Mix 1'3/4 cups flour mix (reserve the rest) together with cream of tartar, salt, baking soda, xanthan gum and spices. Using a blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles pea-size crumbles.
In a separate bowl, cream together remaining ingredients. Stir wet mixture into dry mixture and mix well. Form dough into a ball and flatten. Dust with a little flour mix, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
Sprinkle rolling surface with flour mix. Roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut out gingerbread men with cookie cutter.
Put parchment paper on a baking sheet and place gingerbread on top. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before decorating.
Per cookie (before decorating): 98 calories, 1 g protein, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 14 g carbohydrates, 1 g fibre, 10 mg cholesterol, 107 mg sodium