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Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

4.47 from 13 votes
My Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies recipe tastes just like a traditional sugar cookie — buttery, rich, and sweet — just minus the gluten! Perfect for the holidays.
A pile of gluten free sugar cookies, perfectly baked and ready to eat.

Hi Bold Bakers!

During the holidays NO-ONE should be excluded from all the fun, festivities, and most importantly, the FOOD! With this in mind, I wanted to share my recipe for Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies.

If you are living a gluten-free lifestyle you can have your cookies and eat them too this holiday season. The best part is these cookies are every bit as — as traditional sugar cookies. With a crisp texture and a light dusting of sugar on the outside, these make great treats and gifts for any holiday occasion!

How to Make Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

These are some of the easiest cookies to make, as they are what’s called “slice and bake cookies” because they start with a soft dough that is then rolled into a log and chilled. After chilling out int the fridge overnight, these cookies are sliced into little round cookies and baked. This is a super no-fuss way to make bakery-style sugar cookies.

These cookies can be dressed up or down with flavors or even dipped in white or dark chocolate.

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies recipe, already baked, piled on a plate and ready to eat.

 

How Do You Store Gluten Free Cookies?

To store these Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies, I suggest covering and storing them in an airtight container.

How Long Do Gluten-Free Cookies Last?

They will keep nice and crisp for up to 4 days.

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Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies Recipe

4.47 from 13 votes
My Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies recipe tastes just like a traditional sugar cookie — buttery, rich, and sweet — just minus the gluten! Perfect for the holidays.
Author: Olivia Crouppen
My Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies recipe tastes just like a traditional sugar cookie — buttery, rich, and sweet — just minus the gluten! Perfect for the holidays.
Author: Olivia Crouppen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) sugar
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups (12 1/2oz/355g) gluten-free flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, using a whisk or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Next, add the vanilla and the eggs then mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until a dough is formed. Please note this will be a very soft dough.
  • Wrap the dough into a 2-inch log and allow to chill for a minimum of 6 hours to over night. It can also be frozen at this stage fro up to 6 weeks.
  • Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) then line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
  • Remove the log of chilled dough from the fridge and generously roll in sugar.
  • Slice into 1/4 inch thick discs then arrange them on the cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart.
  • Bake the cookies for 18-20 minutes or until crisp and very slightly golden around the edges. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely, then enjoy!
  • Cover and store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

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alicia
alicia
10 months ago

No Xantham gum? I use a rule of thumb that for every 1 cup of flour you need a 1/4 tsp. What keeps them from crumbling?

Amy
Amy
24 days ago

Can I skip the eggs?
Or do I have to substitute it for something like bananas
If i substitute the eggs for bananas, will the taste come?

Jane McClelland
10 months ago

Gemma, I have a family member that has to be gluten and dairy free! Can I use plant based butter to cut down on the amount of dairy?

Shaz
Shaz
10 months ago

Hi Gemma! Totally love your recipes ! My dad’s birthday is coming up and he loveees spicy food- is there any simple spicy recipe you have by any chance? Or if not, anything close to spicy?

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