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a stack of gluten free sugar cookies

The Best Gluten Free Sugar Cookie recipe

Sandi Gaertner
An easy gluten free sugar cookie that is crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle.
4.96 from 25 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Additional Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 19 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 160 kcal


  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend * see note
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • dash of salt
  • cup sugar
  • 10 tablespoons butter * see note
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons course baking sugar optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • Add dry ingredients to a food processor. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly.
  • Pour flour mixture into a bowl and add eggs, vanilla and water and mix well.
  • Wrap the dough ball in plastic and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a cookie scoop to drop balls of dough onto the cookie sheet.
  • Press down in the middle of each. Add a little of the course sugar to each center.
  • Bake for 12 minutes until done.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack.



  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend. That doesn't mean others will not work, I just have not tested other flours.
  2. If your gluten free flour blend doesn’t contain Xanthan Gum or Guar Gum, please add 1 teaspoon.
  3. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the butter for vegan butter.
  4. These cookies will keep up to 4 days in an air-tight container, or up to 4 months in the freezer.
  5. Feel free to decorate these cookies with sprinkles. You can sprinkle the dough balls, or mix sprinkles into the cookie dough before mixing. Make sure to use gluten free sprinkles brands.


Serving: 1gCalories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 71mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 2gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 248IUCalcium: 26mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free sugar cookies
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