Gluten Free Sugar Cookies Recipe

2014-06-27
Gluten Free Sugar Cookies Recipe
  • Yield : 24 cookies
  • Servings : 24
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 12m
  • Ready In : 22m

Truly delicious, these cookies are the perfect indulgence for whenever sweet cravings hit! They are so delicate and melt in the mouth that no one will ever guess they are gluten free – don’t wait for the holiday season to try this gluten free sugar cookies recipe.

Tips (see ingredients below):

*To make your own gluten free flour blend, combine 1 ¼ cup white rice flour, ¼ cup brown rice flour, ¾ cup potato starch, ¼ cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg (or 2 egg yolks), lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups gluten free flour blend* (add 1 teaspoon xantan gum if your blend doesn’t contain it)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ baking soda
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup granulated sugar (for rolling the cookies)

Method

Step 1

Heat oven to 350 ̊ F, line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, combine the gluten free flour blend, lemon zest, baking powder, salt, baking soda and set aside.

Step 3

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the melted butter, sugar, egg, cream cheese, vanilla extract, and milk and add the dry ingredients. Gently mix to form smooth dough.

Step 4

Scoop out about two tablespoons of the dough and form into balls – you should get about 2 dozen.

Step 5

Roll the dough balls into sugar and place on the prepared baking sheets, spacing them well apart. Flatten the cookies and bake (one sheet at a time) until set, but not browned, about 10-12 minutes.

Step 6

Cool the cookies slightly on the sheets (about 5 minutes), before carefully transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 7

Tips:

Step 8

*To make your own gluten free flour blend, combine 1 ¼ cup white rice flour, ¼ cup brown rice flour, ¾ cup potato starch, ¼ cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum.

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • calories

    94
  • total carbs

    11g
  • protein

    1g
  • total fat

    5g
  • cholesterol

    23mg
  • sodium

    90mg

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