This Is The Perfect Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Recipe

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Hello Lovelies:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

But if you have any dietary restrictions, it can sometimes be a bit of a bummer. Gluten and dairy seem to run wild… everything looks so delicious. But your tummy just can’t handle it.

Don’t worry! It doesn’t have to be that way. You can absolutely remake your favourite recipes with your dietary restrictions in mind.

Because you shouldn’t have to miss out on Holiday foods just because you have allergies, intolerances or autoimmunity.

Which is why you and I will be making this awesome vegan, gluten free sugar cookie recipe! Because no one should miss out on the nom. And I’ll show you the perfect gluten free flour blend that will work wonders in all of your other recipes too!

Ready to get cooking? Let’s do this:

The Perfect Gluten Free Flour Blend

A tray of Christmas cut-out gluten free sugar cookies sits ready to be placed in the oven

Since my break up with gluten (thank you autoimmunity) I’ve tried so many different gluten free flours! And, while they shine bright with some recipes, they often leave me wanting with others. Finding something multifaceted that works with pretty well everything seems impossible! Tell me you feel me?!

Even worse, they don’t tend to convert. You can’t typically sub in 1 cup of gluten free flour for the usual 1 cup of wheat flour. It’s led to a lot of Nailed It! worthy flops in my kitchen. If Nicole Byer ever decides to do a gluten free, plant-based episode I hope she calls me. I want in on this!

The sad truth is, if you need to be gluten free, finding the right flour blend can be a real struggle.

Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend is PERFECT for gluten free sugar cookies

When Namaste Foods asked me to try out their Perfect Flour Blend I was really excited to give it a go. But, also, worried that it would work like all of the other gluten free flour blends I’ve tried. Hitting a home run in one recipe and completely flopping with another.

I’ve been pleasantly surprised.

So far this blend has rocked it in soups and sauces, made delicious banana bread, created rocking pancakes and more.

Related: How To Make A Heavenly Gluten Free Banana Bread

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The best part, you can actually sub this flour in for wheat flour without converting the recipe at all! Cup per cup. Eeeee!

I decided I wanted to really push this flour to it’s limits and make something more complicated (and Christmassy). Sugar cookies baby!

And yea, it was perfect in this recipe too. I’m pretty confident they chose the right name. So much so that I’ve already ordered myself another bag! The Perfect Flour Blend really is the perfect gluten free flour.

Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Recipe 

Cookie dough with HOHOHO cut out several times.

Why sugar cookies? My mother in-law makes beautiful Christmas cut-out sugar cookies and I absolutely adore them. But I couldn’t indulge anymore after I had to remove gluten from my diet. And I know I’m not the only one who’s been there!

When Adrien and I go married she lovingly worked on making a gluten free version for our wedding. They were amazing! It’s an incredible recipe that we’ve continued to work with.

They’ve since turned into maple sugar cookies, because maple is my Canadian life blood and my go-to sweetener of choice. I promise, you will not regret the switch! It’s nom town!

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And, if you have dietary restrictions, you’re likely in luck! This recipe is vegan, dairy free, gluten free, peanut free and egg free (thanks to Namaste Foods Egg Replacer).

But I promise you they’re definitely not flavour free. I dare say they’re de-freaking-licious.

Here’s how you can make your own gluten free sugar cookies:

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Recipe

A Gluten Free, Vegan Recipe for Christmas Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Course Dessert
Cuisine Cookies, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Christmas Cookies, Christmas Cut-Out Cookies, Gluten Free Christmas Cut-Out Cookies Recipe, gluten free sugar cookie recipe, Gluten Free Sugar Cookies, sugar cookies
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 11 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Author Sara Ms. Health-Estseem

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Gluten Free Flour Blend Like Namaste Foods Organic Perfect Flour Blend
  • 1/4 Tsp Himalayan Pink Salt

Wet Ingredients

  • 2/3 Cup Coconut Oil
  • 3/4 Cup Maple Syrup
  • 1 Egg Replacer Like Namaste Foods Gluten Free Egg Replacer
  • 4 Tbsps Almond Milk Coconut Milk Works Too
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to cream the maple syrup and coconut oil. Use medium speed and stop once you have a thick paste.

  2. Prep the egg repalcer and add to the mix. Blend once more until well combined.

  3. Add the dry ingredients and continue to blend on medium speed. The dough will appear dry.

  4. Add the vanilla extract and almond milk. Mix until you have a nice dough (this will take a minute or two).

  5. Lightly flour a large cutting board or work space. Divide the dough in half and pat into rounds on said workspace.

  6. Place in Tupperware/covered container and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

  7. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper.

  8. Lightly flour your workspace again if needed and roll out one of the dough rounds. You want your dough to be roughly 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.

  9. Use cookies cuters to cut your dough into fun shapes and pop them onto the cookie sheet.

  10. Bake until the edges begin to brown. Timing may vary depending on your oven and the shapes you choose. I recommend 9 to 12 minutes. Keep an eye so they don't burn.

  11. Keep going until all of your cookies are made. Depending on the shapes you chose you may end up with a different amount of cookies.

  12. Enjoy!

Final Thoughts

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These gluten free sugar cookies are truly so good! And incredibly fun to make. Who doesn’t love playing with cookies cutters?!

You can absolutely enjoy them as is. But frosting is a delicious add on if you’re feeling it.

Personally, I enjoy a simple maple butter on top. Told you I love maple!

Related: This Is The Delightful Gluten Free Donut Recipe You Needed

But an icing sugar glaze works well too. Try:

1 Cup Icing Sugar

3 TBSP Coconut Milk

1/4 TSP Vanilla Extract

Mix and frost. Yum town!

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Remember – it’s ok to enjoy dessert! A balanced healthy diet absolutely has room for something sweet.

Enjoy the Holidays loves. I hope these cookies get to make an appearance on your table.

Now it’s your turn! What’s your favourite Holiday dessert? Are you excited to give these sugar cookies a try? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.

Health and love,

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Thought of the day: Treat yourself to something sweet <3

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21 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lashunta

    December 2, 2019

    This recipe is right on time as we have a holiday party and 2 kids coming need gluten free options.

  2. Reply

    Nicole

    December 3, 2019

    I love sugar cookies! Perfect for Christmas!

  3. Reply

    Simply healthy vegan

    December 3, 2019

    I cant wait to make these!! they look delicious

  4. Reply

    Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    December 3, 2019

    Nnniiiccceeee….I haven’t seen these around. I would love to try them out.

  5. Reply

    Bill Sweeney

    December 3, 2019

    We like to provide treats and snacks for our guests that require gluten free. We’ll have to add this to our options!

  6. Reply

    sarganser

    December 3, 2019

    Looks really good, I`m terrible at cooking and hopeless in baking but will really give this a try, you`ve explained things so well I feel like it could not go wrong.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    boulderlocavore

    December 3, 2019

    These are really awesome cookies!! Can’t wait to make it!

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    Wendy @ One Exceptional Life

    December 3, 2019

    These sound wonderful. I’ll be sure to recommend this flour blend to my gluten free friends and family members.

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    The JOYOUS Living | Influencer (@thejoyousliving)

    December 3, 2019

    your photos are so inviting and beautiful!! well done on mkaing these cookies look fabulous.

    JOY at http://www.thejoyousliving.com/

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    EmmanDamian

    December 3, 2019

    I love your THE PERFECT GLUTEN FREE FLOUR BLEND recipe! Sounds perfect for Christmas season!

  11. Reply

    Orlando

    December 3, 2019

    Looks awesome! My 11 y/o daughter has been trying out sugar cookie recipes this year…I’ll be sharing with her!

  12. Reply

    Emily Fata

    December 3, 2019

    Oh my gosh, this recipe looks absolutely divine! I can’t wait to give it a whirl myself in the coming weeks.

  13. Reply

    Surekha-dreamingloud.com

    December 3, 2019

    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing,seems so easy, I would like to make, the same cuts you’ve made here. Love it.

  14. Reply

    katrina Kroeplin

    December 3, 2019

    great recipe. we are making cookies next weekend. may have to use this one

  15. Reply

    DESIREE

    December 4, 2019

    Great recipe and lovely images. Thanks for sharing!!!

  16. Reply

    Melanie

    December 4, 2019

    These look really lovely. I love that they have no dairy and are gluten free

  17. Reply

    elicitfolio

    December 4, 2019

    I love how all of your ingredients are natural and healthy! Can’t wait to try this recipe out for my family!

  18. Reply

    Sharon Wu

    December 5, 2019

    my friend visiting palm springs in a couple weeks is allergic to gluten, and i’m always a little stuck on what to make when she’s around. this looks like the perfect dessert that all of us can enjoy though! thanks for sharing!

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    Lily

    December 5, 2019

    I would try this cookie. I love there are more gluten free options for sweets.

  20. Reply

    Angela Ricardo Bethea

    December 5, 2019

    Those cookies look simple yet quite tasty. This would be great to make this Christmas.

  21. Reply

    Mom

    December 12, 2019

    Hi – I’m Sara’s Mom. Sara and her Dad made these together and I can attest to the fact that they were absolutely delicious!! Love you Sara

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