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Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies in a pile on a plate and ready to eat.
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies Recipe

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.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Olivia Crouppen
  • 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
  1. In a large bowl, using a whisk or hand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.

  2. Next, add the vanilla and the eggs then mix until combined.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until a dough is formed. Please note this will be a very soft dough.

  4. 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.

  5. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C) then line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside.

  6. Remove the log of chilled dough from the fridge and generously roll in sugar.

  7. Slice into 1/4 inch thick discs then arrange them on the cookie sheet about 1/2 inch apart.

  8. 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!

  9. Cover and store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.