Cookie week could also be over, however I’ve a number of extra recipes which are too good for the vacations that I HAD to reshare. I’ll admit, getting a cookie to be completely good could be irritating, particularly when working with non-traditional flours, but when anybody can do it, it’s this formidable chick (aka me.) That’s the perspective I prefer to have about most issues anyway, however much more so with regards to cookies. Heh.

Two years in the past after a number of makes an attempt and totally different flour ratios, I perfected these wonderful gluten free sugar cookies that maintain their form completely when baked and style similar to the true deal sugar cookie and love. Many AK readers love my paleo-friendly, gluten free or dairy free recipes and proceed to request extra of them; so I knew I wanted to make a SOFT CUT OUT SUGAR COOKIE that was not solely gluten free, grain free and paleo-friendly, but additionally simply dairy free.

Use your favourite cookie cutters, adorn to your hearts need (the most effective exercise with kiddos) and luxuriate in!

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Components in gluten free sugar cookies

These gluten free sugar cookies are primarily based on my comfortable almond flour sugar cookies, besides with a number of modifications to ensure they might be rolled out and nonetheless hold their form upon baking. After all, they’re a lot better for you than conventional sugar cookies thanks to a couple easy ingredient swaps:

  • Almond flour and coconut flour: Almond flour and coconut flour are each gluten-free flours that occur to be grain free, decrease in carbohydrates and better in fiber in comparison with common flour. Plus these two flours even have a pleasant sweetness to them, which means we don’t have to make use of as a lot sweetener. I like to recommend utilizing positive blanched almond flour in baking as a result of it bakes up completely and has a texture much like common flour.
  • Butter: I selected to make use of butter on this recipe to maintain the buttery notes of conventional sugar cookies, nonetheless, you might be greater than welcome to make use of coconut oil or vegan butter for a dairy free choice. I’ve included substitution notes within the recipe beneath.
  • Eggs: Ensure your eggs are at room temperature whenever you make this recipe. I like to do that by working them underneath heat water for 1 minute. I haven’t but tried a vegan substitute however let me know in the event you do!
  • Sweetener: As a result of these are sugar cookies, I needed to make use of real-deal sugar. All the recipe solely requires 1/2 cup of natural cane sugar, however you may also be at liberty to sub coconut sugar, though the cookies could come out softer. I additionally use honey within the recipe to maintain a pleasant comfortable texture to the cookies plus add extra sweetness. Don’t skip it!
  • Vanilla + almond extract: each good sugar cookie ought to name for almond extract. It simply provides an irresistible candy cookie taste. We’re additionally utilizing vanilla extract for a stunning trace of pure vanilla.
  • For adorning: I like to make use of a straightforward vanilla buttercream made with butter, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Seasonal sprinkles are the right contact to make the cookies festive and enjoyable! It’s also possible to use these sprinkles which are dye-free, gluten free and vegan — they’re tremendous cute and I’m an enormous fan.

Tony determined to assist me take a look at these out one Saturday night time, and we had such a enjoyable time laughing, enjoying Christmas music, frosting and adorning them. Extremely advocate it in the event you’re in search of a date night time in exercise.

gluten free cut out sugar cookie dough rolled out and being cut into shapes

Can I take advantage of all function flour?

Sadly, no, I can’t advocate a substitution for the flour combination in these wholesome sugar cookies as the feel will change drastically.

Make these sugar cookies your individual

These gluten free minimize out sugar cookies are so good, simple to make, and simple to customise!

  • Make them dairy free. Be happy to make use of 1/2 cup melted coconut oil or 1/2 cup melted vegan butter within the dough. Then simply use vegan butter within the frosting as effectively.
  • Make them paleo-friendly. Use coconut oil in addition to coconut sugar within the dough as an alternative of normal sugar. Word that the dough could come out softer and darker than meant. To embellish you may make the frosting with my paleo powdered sugar, or use a paleo-friendly frosting like Easy Mills.
  • Strive a chocolate model. If you happen to’re in search of a chocolate model, strive my Gluten Free Almond Flour Chocolate Sugar Cookies!

Nonetheless you do it, you’re going to LOVE these sugar cookies! I can’t wait to see you make them.

grain free cut out sugar cookies on a baking sheet before baking

Easy methods to make the most effective grain free sugar cookies

  1. Combine the moist elements. Begin by whisking collectively the entire moist elements till effectively mixed.
  2. Add the dry. Combine within the dry elements with a picket spoon till your gluten free sugar cookie dough varieties. No stand mixer obligatory!
  3. Divide & chill. Divide the dough into two discs and wrap them effectively with plastic wrap. Chill within the fridge for at the least 1-2 hours, or 30-45 minutes within the freezer.
  4. Roll & minimize. Take out one of many dough balls, place it between two massive sheets of parchment paper, and roll it out with a rolling pin to 1/4 inch thick. Use your favourite cookie cutters to chop the sugar cookies into enjoyable shapes and switch them to a ready baking sheet.
  5. Bake & cool. Bake your sugar cookies till they’re simply barely golden brown on the sides, then allow them to cool on a cooling rack whilst you make the frosting. Repeat together with your remaining dough!
  6. Frost & take pleasure in. Beat collectively the buttercream frosting, then frost your cooled cookies, add decorations and luxuriate in!

decorated healthy soft cut out sugar cookies made with almond flour

Suggestions for making comfortable minimize out sugar cookies

  • Pack your almond flour. I prefer to pack my almond flour similar to I might with brown sugar. It makes all of the distinction! No have to pack the coconut flour although.
  • Chill the dough for at the least 1 hour. Retailer the dough within the fridge for at the least 1 hour, however ideally 2 hours or extra. It makes the dough MUCH simpler to work with, plus it helps the cookies to carry their form.
  • Roll with parchment paper. I like to recommend rolling the dough between sheets of parchment paper to forestall the dough from sticking to your floor. Add coconut flour to the parchment paper to forestall sticking.
  • Flour your rolling pin. Ensure your rolling pin is effectively floured with coconut flour, in any other case, the dough is more likely to stick with the rolling pin.
  • Roll dough 1/4th inch thick. Sure, we would like a thicker dough in order that the minimize out cookies can truly be minimize out. Plus, the thicker dough actually permits the cookies to maintain their comfortable center texture, but nonetheless have crispy edges.
  • Cool earlier than frosting. Make sure that your sugar cookies are fully cooled earlier than frosting them in order that the frosting doesn’t soak into the cookie.

Can I make them into drop cookies?

Positive! If you happen to don’t need to roll these cookies out and minimize them into shapes, be at liberty to make common gluten free sugar cookies by scooping the dough with a cookie scoop, rolling it right into a bowl and including it to your baking sheet. You’ll need to flatten the dough a bit together with your palm earlier than baking in order that they find yourself like spherical cookies.

Make them forward of time

You may truly make the dough the night time earlier than, retailer it within the fridge in a single day, and make the minimize out sugar cookies the following day!

two gluten free sugar cookies next to a cup of hot chocolate

Storing ideas

  • Within the fridge: retailer these gluten free and grain free sugar cookies in an hermetic container at room temp for as much as 5 days.
  • Within the freezer: you may truly freeze your entire sugar cookie dough ball, the dough after reducing out shapes, or the baked cookies! Take a look at my full tutorial right here to study precisely the way to freeze them.

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If you happen to make these gluten free sugar cookies, please depart a remark and price the recipe. I admire your suggestions and know the AK neighborhood does too! Thanks — xo!

Tender Minimize Out Sugar Cookies (gluten free, grain free, paleo pleasant)

soft cut out sugar cookies decorated on a baking sheet

Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Complete Time 1 hour 40 minutes

Gluten free minimize out sugar cookies made with almond flour for a more healthy model! This scrumptious, simple gluten free sugar cookie recipe is paleo-friendly, simply dairy free and ideal to make in the course of the vacation season. Everybody loves these comfortable sugar cookies with tender middles.


  • Moist elements:
  • ½
    butter, melted*
  • ½
    natural cane sugar**
  • 2
  • 2
    eggs, at room temperature
  • 2
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4
    almond extract
  • Dry elements:
  • 3
    packed positive blanched almond flour (I take advantage of Bob’s Purple Mill)
  • 1/2
    coconut flour (don’t pack), plus extra for rolling out the dough
  • 1/4
    baking soda
  • 1/4
  • For the vanilla buttercream:
  • ½
    butter, at room temperature (non-compulsory to make use of vegan butter stick)
  • 1
    powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2
    vanilla extract
  • To embellish cookies:
  • Sprinkles of selection


  1. In a big bowl, add the melted butter, sugar, honey, eggs, vanilla and almond extract; whisk till effectively mixed and clean.

  2. Subsequent, add dry elements to moist elements: almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and salt. Combine with a picket spoon (not a whisk) till dough comes collectively.

  3. Divide dough into two balls or discs and wrap tightly with plastic wrap. Chill dough within the fridge for at the least 1 hour (ideally 2) or 30-45 minutes within the freezer. Additionally non-compulsory to relax in a single day if you wish to save time.

  4. As soon as able to bake: preheat oven to 350 levels F. Line a big baking sheet with parchment paper.

  5. Take one of many dough balls (leaving the opposite within the fridge, as you’ll have to work in batches) and place it on a big sheet of parchment paper that’s been dusted with a very good quantity of coconut flour. Add one other massive sheet of parchment paper on prime of the dough ball after which start to roll out into a big rectangle till the dough is about 1/4th inch thick. The dough is comfortable, so you want to work rapidly in order that it doesn’t heat up an excessive amount of! That is additionally the most effective technique to forestall the dough from sticking to the rolling pin. Use your favourite cookie cutters to chop the dough into shapes, then use a spatula that will help you switch the cookies to the ready baking sheet.

  6. Bake cookies for 9-13 minutes or till simply barely golden brown on the sides. If you need barely crispier cookies alongside the sides, simply bake for a minute or two longer. Permit cookies to chill on the baking sheet for a couple of minutes earlier than transferring them to a wire rack to complete cooling. Makes roughly 30 sugar cookies, relying on the scale of your cutouts.

  7. For the vanilla buttercream: Beat butter, powdered sugar and vanilla on excessive till clean and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Frost every cookie, then adorn nonetheless your coronary heart wishes!

  8. Cookies will keep good for as much as 5 days at room temperature if stored in an hermetic container. Cookies will also be frozen for as much as 3 months in an hermetic container.

Recipe Notes

Cookies will keep good for as much as 5 days at room temperature if coated effectively, or they are often frozen for as much as 3 months in an hermetic container.

*To make sugar cookies dairy free: use 1/2 melted coconut oil or 1/2 cup melted vegan butter within the dough. You may additionally want to make use of vegan butter within the frosting.

**As an alternative of sugar, you should use coconut sugar, however the dough could come out softer than meant and likewise a lot darker. I like to recommend sticking with common sugar.

Be happy to make use of my paleo powdered sugar recipe within the frosting. Or you should use a dairy free/paleo-friendly frosting akin to Easy Mills.


Servings: 30 cookies

Serving dimension: 1 cookies (with icing)

Energy: 163kcal

Fats: 12.2g

Saturated fats: 4.3g

Carbohydrates: 12.1g

Fiber: 2g

Sugar: 8.6g

Protein: 3.1g

Recipe by: Monique Volz // Bold Kitchen | Pictures by: Eat Love Eats

This submit was initially printed on December 2, 2019, republished on December 15, 2021, and republished on December eighth, 2022.

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