Soft Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

gluten free sugar cookies

This is the childhood sugar cookie recipe I grew up with.  Like so many of my childhood favorites, it came from Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book, and I experimented with converting it to gluten-free.  They are perfect for all kinds of holidays and occasions – just choose the cookie cutters to match your theme! I hope you enjoy these soft gluten-free sugar cookies – many of my friends swear they are better than the gluten-filled versions!

(See bottom of blog post for a beautiful printable version of this recipe.)

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

1/2 cup of shortening 

1/4 cup of butter

2 eggs (room temperature)

1 cup of sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups gluten-free Cup 4 Cup flour (plus about 1/4 cup to flour your rolling surface!)

1 tsp baking power

1 tsp salt

Mix the shortening, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract thoroughly (I used my paddle attachment in my stand mixer.)  

Sift (by gently stirring with a whisk!) flour, baking powder, and salt together.  

Add the flour in two parts into the shortening mixture, stirring in between.  If your shortening mixture was in a stand mixer, continue to use the paddle attachment.  Chill dough at least one hour.

Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking pans with parchment paper.

Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick.  Cut with cookie cutters – and remember to keep similarly sized cookies on one sheet.  Place cookies about 1/2 inch apart on a baking sheet.  Bake for about 8 minutes, but keep an eye on them – the butter will make them turn brown quickly once they are done.

Makes about 4 dozen 3-inch cookies.

Frost & decorate as you wish! Click here for our Royal Icing Recipe.

Royal icing on christmas cookie cutout and gingerbread men

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies for Cutous
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Soft Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

A wonderful soft sugar cookie recipe that just happens to be gluten-free.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 8 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Mix the shortening, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract thoroughly (I used my paddle attachment in my stand mixer.)  
  • Sift (by gently stirring with a whisk!) flour, baking powder, and salt together.  
  • Add the flour in two parts into the shortening mixture, stirring in between.  If your shortening mixture was in a stand mixer, continue to use the paddle attachment.  
  • Chill dough at least one hour.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.  Line baking pans with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough out on a floured surface to 1/8 inch thick.  
  • Cut with cookie cutters – and remember to keep similarly sized cookies on one sheet.  Place cookies about 1/2 inch apart on a baking sheet.  
  • Bake for about 8 minutes, but keep an eye on them – the butter will make them turn brown quickly once they are done.

Merry everything,

Carey

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