Watch out because this new gluten-free butter cookies recipe is going to become one of your favorites! These cookies are not only delicious all year round, but they also are perfect at this time of the year when you want to make gluten-free holiday cookies that you can decorate for a party, bake sale, or cookie exchange!
If you are a cookie fanatic like me, you must give some of these gluten free cookie recipes a try!
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(*This post was sponsored by Plugrá® Butter. All delicious opinions are my own.)
I have been so excited to share this recipe with you in time for the holidays. These are the gluten-free cookies you will want to make for family and friends! My grandmother used to love making cookies.
At the time, I was too young to appreciate these cookies other than to eat them :-). Now that I make these cookies for my family, I appreciate all of the love that goes into them.
"If you have been looking for that special new gluten-free cookie recipe to make, this recipe is for you!!"
In my family's homemade butter cookie recipe, better butter matters!! If you haven't tried Plugrá® Butter yet, I highly encourage you to head over to Safeway and pick some up. Plugrá® Butter is slowly churned, making it creamier than regular butters. This butter is freshly crafted from American cow's milk without any artificial ingredients or added hormones.
Plugrá® Butter has a higher fat content than regular butter, which means this butter makes better pie crusts, flavorful sauces, and buttery cookies.
Are you ready to make some gluten-free butter cookies? First, head over to Safeway to get the ingredients.
First, add your dry ingredients to the bowl. Use a whisk to mix.
I have tested three gluten free flour blends in this recipe. I liked King Arthur Gluten Free Measure for Measure, Nameste GF Flour, and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend. This doesn't mean other blends won't work, I just haven't tested any others. Try to avoid flour blends that are high in starch.
As always, if your blend does not contain Xanthan Gum, you will need to add 1 teaspoon.
Add the wet ingredients into a bowl and whisk. Can you believe how creamy this butter is??
Pour your wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and mix.
Can you use a standing mixer?
Yes, you can definitely use your standing mixer if you prefer. Add your wet ingredients to the standing mixer and mix on low speed. Slowly add the dry ingredients. Once the dry ingredients are mixed in, turn the speed up to medium and mix for 30 seconds.
Now we get to pipe the cookie dough into the cute circles.
Add your batter to a pastry bag with the shape of the piping tip I show above. You can use other tips, but if you want the texture to your gluten-free butter cookies, use a tip with cut zig-zag edges.
You can use a macaron mat or my parchment paper cheat. Check it out below!
How do you get your cookies to be all the same size?
There are two great ways to ensure your cookies all turn out the same size. The first way is to take a small glass and trace circles around the bottom in rows all along with a piece of parchment paper.
(You can also use a silicon macron mat that has the circles pre-drawn.) To avoid getting ink on the cookies, turn the parchment paper over.
Grab your pastry bag with cookie dough. Pipe the cookie dough along with the circle shapes. Do this until you fill all of the circles with cookie dough.
Bake your cookies at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes until the cookies are just slightly golden. Remove onto a cooling rack.
As the cookies are cooling, add your melting chocolate to a microwave-safe dish and melt. I like to melt for 10-15 second increments to avoid the chocolate burning. Stir the chocolate between each time increment.
What melting chocolate is best for dipping cookies into?
Safeway sells a few different chocolates that you can melt for this recipe. I like melting wafers best, but other chocolate chips also work well.
Dip your cookies halfway into the chocolate and sprinkle with colorful sprinkles. Safeway has a great assortment of sprinkles so you can choose from lots of shapes and colors!
Here are some more delicious gluten-free holiday cookie ideas to try:
- Chestnuts roasted over an open fire are the inspiration for these Gluten-Free Roasted Chestnut Cookies.
- Santa loves these Easy Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles cookies!
- These Gluten-Free Pfeffernusse Cookies are fabulous German cookies for the holidays.
- Everyone loves this classic Holiday Gluten-Free Gingersnaps cookie recipe.
- A Collection of Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies
I hope you love these gluten-free butter cookies as much as we do. They make a beautiful holiday gift.
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 3/4 cups gluten free flour blend
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
- In a bowl, add the dry ingredients and whisk to blend.
- In a smaller bowl, add the wet ingredients and mix well.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
- Take a pastry bag and a star tip. Cut the tip of the bag and insert the tip.
- Fill the pastry bag with the butter cookie dough.
- Place a piece of parchment paper onto a cookie sheet. Use the small glass to trace circles on the parchment paper. (Or use a macaron mat!).
- Pipe the cookie dough in a ring around each circle. (See photos above for step by step instructions on how to do this.)
- Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes.
- Optional, dip into melted chocolate and sprinkles.
Note, you can pipe these cookies into any shape.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 75mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 0gSugar: 4gProtein: 1g
**If your gluten free flour blend doesn't include Xanthan Gum, please add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon! **Please note this nutrition information is calculated by a recipe plugin and is an estimate based on the ingredients used in this recipe.