One of my most favorite cookies at Christmas is sugar cookies. The frosting, the shapes, so yummy. I knew I needed to find a gluten-free recipe so I could continue my sugar cookie fix. The thing no one tells you about baking with gluten-free flour is that baked goods don’t keep. They get hard and gross faster than normal cookies so I had to get a recipe that didn’t make a lot of cookies because I didn’t want to waste them. Since this recipe only makes about 1 1/2 dozen, you can make them more often. 😉
This recipe uses powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar. It makes the dough lighter. Before you roll out your cookies, most recipes recommend dusting your surface with flour but gluten-free flour is expensive and I don’t like to waste it so I sprinkled my working area with powdered sugar. More sweets, the better.
Once your cookies are cool, it’s time to make the frosting. My helper was here again and was ready to clean the beater. To fill up my frosting bag, I always put it in a cup and spoon the frosting in. It makes life a whole lot easier and less messy. Since I was making trees, I chose a nice green and I really like how vibrant it came out. I chose a star frosting tip because it’s my favorite one. I love how quickly it is to coat the cookie.
Want to make some sugar cookies for yourself? Here’s the recipe:
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 1/4 cup gluten-free flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- Combine sugar, butter, vanilla, and egg until smooth
- Slowly incorporate the flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Once dough is mixed, chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours
- Preheat oven for 375 degrees and sprinkle powdered sugar on your work surface
- Roll your dough 1/4 inch thick and cut out using a cookie cutter of your choice
- Bake for 7-9 minutes
- Cool completely before frosting with your favorite frosting recipe
Do you like sugar cookies? What is your favorite cookie at Christmas?