Gluten Free Sugar Cookies


It doesn’t seem like Christmas unless you have a good sugar cookie with lots of creamy frosting on top! Growing up we would have a contest in our family to see who could decorate the best cookie. My older brother always won, he would spend forever on one year he even used a toothpick to make everything perfect. It was something we all looked forward to each year.

This year I was so excited to make gluten free sugar cookies for the girls to decorate. I was actually pretty impressed with London’s decorating skills. Iylee just cared about the frosting, and who can blame her? After all, it’s the best part!

This recipe didn’t go without some hiccups. First, I forgot eggs at the store. Then I didn’t realize you had to let the dough sit in the fridge for a couple of hours {you’ve been warned!}, and last but not least, I used a new flour and it was horrible. Like, we all gagged, horrible. Thankfully, I had some other flour that worked perfectly but goodness, I still gag thinking about the first batch we made!

Bottom line, learn from my mistakes and hopefully, your cookie making will go smoother than ours did. But memories were still made and our bellies were full.

These Gluten Free Sugar Cookies are delicious and definitely need to be on your holiday list!



2 cups coconut sugar

1 cup butter, softened

2 tbsp water

4 eggs

1 tsp baking soda

4 ½ cups of Bob’s Redmill 1:1 Gluten Free Baking Flour

Pinch of salt

1 tsp vanilla


  1. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, cream coconut sugar, butter, water, eggs, and baking soda until well mixed.

  2. Add flour, salt, and vanilla and mix well.

  3. Chill dough for a few hours.

  4. Take dough out and let sit for 15-20 minutes or work it in your hands in smaller pieces to soften in out.

  5. Roll dough out {it may be hard but will soften as you roll it out} using a rolling pin. Use your favorite cookie cutters to cut out the dough.

  6. Add cookies to a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them so they don’t get too brown.

  7. Let cool completely and then frost.*

*We used Simple Mills frosting and J.R. Watkins food coloring with no artificial dyes. Linking the products so you can snag them for 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime!