The BEST Sugar Cookies

featuring a bonus frosting recipe!

free from gluten, dairy & fodmaps | can be adjusted for other diets

My mom always makes the best sugar cookies. Whenever she makes a batch, they never last long! I have wanted to try to make them more tummy friendly for a while and we finally did it together, so I couldn’t be more excited.

I made them into hearts and used red food coloring for the frosting in honor of Valentine’s Day coming up!

Below you will find recipes for both the sugar cookie and frosting. These are gluten and dairy free, made with gfJules Flour.

FOR DIETARY ADJUSTMENTS: The only non-vegan ingredient is eggs, you could try to sub a flax egg but I have not personally tested this. If you prefer refined-sugar free, I recommend using monkfruit. For grain free, you can try a grain free all purpose flour like this. Again, I have not tested these methods (yet) but based on previous use they should work. Let me know if you do try them!

This recipe makes 3 dozen cookies.

Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups gluten free flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix butter and sugar together, then add in eggs and vanilla. In a new bowl, combine salt, baking powder and flour. Slowly add flour mixture into the first bowl and mix until dough is formed. Let dough chill for 5-10 minutes.

Put some gluten free flour down on your surface and then roll dough out to desired thickness. Use cookie cutters and place on greased baking sheet.

Bake cookies for 5-7 minutes. Let cool then frost with recipe below!

Frosting Recipe

  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp gluten free flour
  • 3/4 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Optional: food coloring

Whisk together milk, salt and flour in saucepan on medium heat. Stir consistently until thick and bubbling. Remove from heat and let cool.

In a mixing bowl, stir sugar and butter together. Then add cooled flour mixture, vanilla and (optional) a drop of food coloring.

If mixture is not thick enough, try adding a little more sugar. Once fully combined, frost cookies and enjoy! Optional: add some fun sprinkles 🙂

Store in fridge for optimal freshness, or freeze for later.

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