Easy Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

These cookies were a wonderful surprise.I pinned the recipe from a website called Rolling out Dough.

First attempt came these came out great, so great that I decided use my new snowflake cookie cutter and make Royal icing for the first time. I used vegan Becel instead of butter, my go to dairy substitution.I haven’t been much into baking in the past but the more I learn, the more I do and the more I want to know.

Lets just say I ate 10 in one day and felt really sick after. So eat 5 not 10. They are great dipped into tea!

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Easy Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
Author: Nicole@RollingOutDough.com
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all purpose gluten free flour (I recommend XO Baking Co, Jules Gluten Free, or Gluten Free Pantry All Purpose Flours-bean based flours do not work well with this recipe-)
  • ¾ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup fine granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (this should be at room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum- If your flour blend already contains xanthan or guar gum then do not add.
  • 1 large egg, beaten (this should be at room temperature)
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Instructions:
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients and blend until well combined. Add egg, butter and vanilla and stir until dough is well blended and thick.
  4. Take large amount of dough and shape and work into dough with your hands and form dough into a ball . Roll out your dough onto parchment paper and roll until dough is about ⅓ of an inch thick.
  5. Use a cookie cutter cut out dough and place them onto cookie sheet, with parchment paper, leaving about 1 inch between cookies. I dusted some sugar on top at this point for the ones I didn’t plan to frost.
  6. Reform and roll out scrap dough. Cut out more cookies into desired shapes.
  7. Bake for about 9-11 minutes until set. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet until set then transfer onto a cooling rack, approximately five minutes.
  8. Edges may be slightly golden brown. Once cooled these can be frosted with fun colors or for the holidays! Store in an airtight container and enjoy!
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