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Gluten Free Halloween Cut Out Cookies

Sandi Gaertner
Easy gluten free Halloween cut out sugar cookies. Grab your favorite cookie cutters and have fun. Decorate with royal icing
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Additional Time 30 mins
Total Time 54 mins
Course Gluten Free Dessert Recipes
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 155 kcal

Ingredients
  

Cookies

Royal Icing

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • pinch salt
  • Food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  • In a bowl, add your dry cookie ingredients and whisk to blend.
  • Put the wet ingredients into a smaller bowl and whisk to blend.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate the cookie dough for 45 minutes.
  • Remove from the refrigerator and place the dough on wax paper. Place another piece of wax paper on top.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough until it is ½ inch thick.
  • Take your favorite cookie cutters and cut out cookies.
  • Place the cut out cookies on a parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a cooling rack.
  • Make the icing!
  • Using a standing mixer, add powdered sugar, egg whites, cream of tartar and salt. 
  • Turn the mixer on SLOW. (If you turn it on too fast, it will explode sugar everywhere!)
  • Slowly mix the icing for 9 minutes until it becomes somewhat fluffy and thick.
  • Decorate your cookies, don't forget to let each color icing dry before adding another color, otherwise, the colors can run together.

Notes

  1. I have tested this recipe with King Arthur Measure for Measure GF, Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 GF blend, and Authentic Foods Multi Blend in this recipe. 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 50mgPotassium: 16mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 158IUCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy soft Halloween sugar cookies, gluten free Halloween cut out cookies
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