Try my recipe for these Frosted Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies, they’re dairy-free and sweetened with honey and taste absolutely delicious!

These Gluten-free Sugar Cookies are the perfect addition to your Christmas Cookie Platter!

When the holidays hit, I’m overcome with the compulsion to bake. And you guys – I’ll be honest, baking is NOT my strong suit.

Although these festive gluten-free sugar cookies may change that. Because these suckers are REALLY good.

As soon as that Friday after Thanksgiving hits, I’m obsessed with making frosted sugar cookies. They scream Christmas to me (although I used natural/non-toxic food coloring for these so they look a little more Easter-y).

My husband said they actually kind of looked like the pies in the movie Hook, when Robin Williams and all the kids sit down to have a feast. You know, when he schools Rufio?

No need for baking skills – this Gluten-free Sugar Cookies recipe is quick and easy to make!

Two years ago I really started experimented with gluten-free frosted sugar cookies. They were terrible. Again – I’m not a baker!

I love to cook and I’m pretty good at it, but baking? Literally only during the holidays.

Last year I tried some more recipes. They were okay. Not too bad.

And this year I think I’m getting close to perfect. These gluten-free sugar cookies remind me of those cookies you see in the grocery store.

Those really soft white ones with a thick layer of really cute frosting on top. Do you know what I’m talking about? Soft, chewy sugar cookies with hot pink frosting and sprinkles?

Gluten-free, Dairy-free & Sweetened with Honey!

These little sugar cookies remind me of those store-bought Christmas cookies. Except they’re gluten-free, dairy-free and sweetened with honey. Because ya know, I’m trying to avoid diabetes and would like to keep my gut lining in tip-top shape.

My gluten-free sugar cookies are way easier on digestion and won’t cause such a severe spike in blood sugar when compared to traditional sugar cookies.

Tips for making this gluten-free sugar cookies recipe:

Use the right flour!

I think the secret to these sugar cookies is the flour I used – Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1. While I prefer to use paleo flours because they’re healthier and easier to digest, like almond flour, coconut flour, etc. – this 1 to 1 flour is the best gluten-free flour I’ve ever tried.

And this post isn’t even sponsored! This is just my honest opinion.

This flour blend works really well for every recipe I’ve tried. You can use it instead of wheat flour in any recipe without having to guess how much to use.

You just can’t do that with almond or coconut flour! It’s super convenient and you can’t even tell it’s gluten-free!

Use non-toxic food coloring!

I linked the product I used in the recipe card.  There is no corn syrup or synthetic dye in them, which is really important to me.

Note, that only a small amount of these vegetable colorants added to a bowl of icing or frosting goes a long way.

You could probably make your own, but let’s be real – the holidays are stressful enough already!

Worried about getting through the holidays without losing track of your health and fitness goals? Read this article on How to Stay Healthy, Happy and Fit this holiday season!

And should you just not be in a particularly festive mood, check out this post on How To Spruce Up Your December!

overhead shot of seven frosted cookies on a brown plate on a white marble counter

Gluten-Free Frosted Sugar Cookies

Dani
Try my recipe for these Frosted Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies! They’re dairy-free and sweetened with honey and taste absolutely delicious!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 cookies
Calories 186 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 tbsp ghee
  • 3 tbsp milk of choice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • I know you're supposed to combine dry and wet ingredients separately, but to be quite honest I just combine everything in one big bowl and mix it up.
  • Form a dough.
  • Roll out about ten balls and flat them a bit with your palm.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Notes

I use THIS frosting and add THIS non-toxic food coloring. It's just the best and healthiest frosting out there. I could make my own, but it honestly would not be nearly as good.
I think the secret to these sugar cookies is the flour I used – Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1. While I prefer to use paleo flours because they’re healthier and easier to digest, like almond flour, coconut flour, etc. – this 1 to 1 flour is the best gluten-free flour I’ve ever tried.
Keyword dairy-free sugar cookies, frosted sugar cookies, gluten-free sugar cookies
Gluten-free Frosted Sugar Cookies - these taste like a decadent holiday treat except they’re gluten-free, dairy-free and sweetened with honey. #christmascookies, #glutenfree
Gluten-free Frosted Sugar Cookies - these taste like a decadent holiday treat except they’re gluten-free, dairy-free and sweetened with honey. #christmascookies, #glutenfree

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