Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Recipes

Make Decorative and Delicious Sugar Cookies Gluten-Free

Are you looking for sugar cookies you can enjoy and still eat gluten-free? Here are five recipes you can use to make them in several variations. You can enjoy them with your friends and family.

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    Kids decorate the most beautiful gluten-free sugar cookies of all. This recipe is easy to work with and makes lots of delicious, buttery holiday cookies. If they turn out too pretty to eat, go right ahead and use them for decorations on the Christmas tree or string them in garlands to go around the house. But you'll want to eat them or take them to your cookie exchange, especially for those who need to eat gluten-free.

    This recipe uses gluten-free all purpose baking flour, tapioca flour or...MORE potato starch, gluten-free powdered sugar, and guar gum or xanthan gum. The icing is also specially formulated to be gluten-free, again using the gluten-free powdered sugar.

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    Gluten-Free Vanilla Wafers. Image - 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Gluten-free vanilla wafers are easy to make and buttery good. This simple recipe calls for basic ingredients and easy baking techniques, a great recipe when you need a batch of cookies without fuss. It uses gluten-free all purpose flour mix. You can always use vanilla wafers to enjoy with pudding or use as part of other holiday recipes.

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    The cookie dough for gluten-free refrigerator sugar cookies can be made ahead and frozen, making this a favorite holiday cookie recipe. When you're ready to bake, you simply cut the dough into slices and bake them. You can then top them with a gluten-free glaze or icing and decorate them if you wish. This recipe is from the Soyfoods Council and uses soy flour and soy oil.

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    Confetti Cookie Bars
    Confetti Cookie Bars. Inspired by Charm

    Making a pan of cookie bars allows you to easily cut them to suit the crowd you are serving. They are easy to take along to the party or potluck or to package for shipping to a college student or distant friend or relative. You can make the frosting as festive you want with different colors and sprinkles to suit the occasion. This recipe uses gluten-free 1-to-1 baking flour. It is from Bob's Red Mill and Meaghan Lamm. These cookie bars don't require any other specialty ingredients, so...MORE you won't have to spend time hunting those down.

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    Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Mix

    Gluten-Free Refrigerator Sugar Cookie Mix. 2009 © Teri Lee Gruss, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Do you get tired of assembling all of the ingredients for cookies each time? You can make up your own batch of cookie mix so you'll only have to add the wet ingredients next time you want to bake a batch. Then you can whip up a batch of fast and easy, buttery crisp gluten-free cookies on short notice. Or, it makes a terrific gift for gluten-free family and friends.

    Simply note the dry ingredients in your favorite gluten-free cookie mix and mix them together. Find a suitably-sized jar, storage...MORE container, or plastic bag. Decorate it appropriately and attach the printed recipe instructions on how to make cookies from the mix. It's even nicer to use a cookie cutter as the gift tag.