Sugar Cookies (gluten free)

This basic sugar cookie recipe is perfect for any holiday or special treat.  Get creative with the decorations.

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Servings 24 - 36 cookies
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 15 - 18minutes
Passive Time 90minutes
Submitted By Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods
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Servings 24 - 36 cookies
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 15 - 18minutes
Passive Time 90minutes
Submitted By Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods
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Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar until combined. Add egg and vanilla extract and mix until thoroughly combined then add flour mixture and mix until fully incorporated.
  3. Shape dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 325°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  4. Remove dough from refrigerator and discard plastic wrap. Place cold dough between two pieces of parchment paper and roll out to 1/8-inch thickness, removing and replacing parchment paper as needed. Cut out desired shapes using lightly floured cookie cutters and place on prepared baking sheets, about 1-inch apart. If necessary, chill dough for 20 – 30 minutes after rolling and before cutting out cookies.
  5. Bake cookies until edges are slightly golden, 15 – 18 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through baking. Let cool completely (about 30 minutes) before decorating.
  6. While cookies bake, prepare icing and colored sugar. For colored sugar, divide sugar into ¼ cup portions. Add 1 – 2 drops of food coloring per portion and mix thoroughly to distribute color.
  7. To prepare icing, combine powdered sugar and milk in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Adjust consistency as needed with extra milk. If desired, divide icing into separate containers and color with food coloring.
  8. Ice cooled cookies with prepared icing and immediately decorate with colored sugar.
Recipe Notes

Chill cut out cookie dough for up to 20 minutes to help them keep their shape when baked.

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7 thoughts on “Sugar Cookies (gluten free)

  1. J Nichol

    Best tasting Christmas cookie recipie that I’ve tried! I didn’t cut out, I just rolled balls and shaped them by squashing them with a glass with colored sugar on the bottom. My granddaughter who has celeiac disease loved them.

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  2. Teresa

    Kids to college students and adults who must eat gluten free said these were the best rolled sugar cookies they’ve ever had. I like to follow the recipe but also add a splash of orange flavoring to the dough (maybe a 1/4tsp). This gives the cookies an even more delicious flavor.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Lucy,
      The blend of flours and starches in the Gluten Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour can give the uncooked dough a metallic taste, but this flavor should disappear once the cookies are baked.

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    1. recipe specialist

      Hi Maggie,
      Thank you for your comment. Chilling the cookies before baking will help them to hold their shape, so you can refrigerate the cut out cookies for 10-20 minutes before baking.

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