Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies (makes 1 dozen large cookies)

Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

nut free

gluten free


  • 2 cups Cup4Cup multi-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or water


1. In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.

2. in the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.

4. Gradually add the flour mixture until the dough comes together.

5. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper, shape into a disk, cover and refrigerate until firm, about 20-30 minutes.

6. Preheat oven to 325F.

7. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick.

8. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet

9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges begin to turn golden.

10. Allow the cookies to cool completely before decorating.

11. For the icing: combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth.

(to make dye-free red or blue icing substitute the juice from frozen raspberries, blueberries or blackberries for milk).