Gluten & Dairy Free Sugar Cookies

OK! As promised…. here is the recipe for the most amazing sugar cookies ever! You won’t even believe that they are actually both gluten and dairy free!! (But they ARE!!)  I really missed sugar cookies this holiday season, and decided to revamp my old favorite sugar cookie recipe and i couldn’t believe how awesome they were! So soft and moist and melt in your  mouth delicious! The first few days they are the best….especially right out of the oven and the frosting starts to melt a little on top! Mmmm…… now i want to make another batch! LOL  Hubs and i were both like uhm, WHY didn’t we do this like 3 years ago!? LOL So….now that i know how scrumptious these cookies are, and not to mention easy to make, no rolling is the best!! Just mix them up, scoop and bake. Simple! I have to remember to have a little self control and not make them that often! These are definitely gonna be my holiday cookie stand-by though. I kinda cheated and used the store bought frosting….its both gluten and dairy free too, so why not right?! All you have to do is change out the sprinkles and you can be totally festive for every and any holiday! I never know what to make for those holiday treats, but now I’m all set! So seriously……give these a try….like today! AMAZING!! Enjoy! 🙂

Sugar Cookies (Gluten & Dairy Free) (Printable Version)


Sugar Cookies

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups gluten free flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can pre-made GF/DF white frosting, sprinkles, etc.


In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, gum, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Shape dough into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 400° F. for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.  Frost & decorate as desired.


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