Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
It’s no secret the gluten free life leaves you with many positive and negative side effects. As a positive, there are countless nutritional benefits, mostly being that you’re often cooking more from scratch and using less processed foods. But it’s a total pain in the ass until you figure out how to navigate this new world. A flour substitution is not that easy – the results are almost never the same, and it costs money to figure all of this out. Gluten Free Sugar Cookies is my way of testing each new Gluten Free Flour I try. What is a better test than an item made of basically flour and sugar? Nothing. Haha!
I stumbled upon the most amazing sugar cookie recipe on All Recipes around 12 years ago, and I’ve been gluten free for 10. One can imagine the disappointment (or totally relate since you’re here reading this!!) when I realized not all flours are created equal. Oh the money wasted. All the failed recipes. So many tears from frustration. Yes…tears from cookies. Don’t judge me. LOL
What’s The Best Type of Gluten Free Flour to Use?
If you want the best ever Gluten Free Sugar Cookie recipe, you NEED to start with this flour, Bella Gluten Free Flour! I have loved this flour since early 2010 when I stumbled upon it by accident! You can make ANY baked good with this flour. I’ve successfully made pie crust, sugar cookies, cake, you name it! I’m stingy with this flour though and only use it for baking items that rely on the taste of the flour, and aren’t covered up by other flavors.
I’m working on getting it to Alaska since right now I have to have her invoice me, mail it on her own instead of using her system, and then mail a check. Talk about service! Mary is amazing and I met her in person when visiting my sister in Colorado back in 2010. She was at the Women’s Expo and this flour has changed my baking outlook on life.
Please note this is not the only flour in which these Gluten Free Sugar Cookies will turnout as yummy cookies, they just aren’t the same. Experiment away if you are looking for a recipe to make before you can get your hands on this flour!!
Ingredients for Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups butter, softened
2 cups white sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups Bella Gluten Free Flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
How to Make Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until smooth. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour one cup at a time, baking powder, and salt. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour in the refrigerator. You can chill overnight, but it takes more work to get the dough soft for rolling out. If you do this, work a handful of dough together at a time, and then combine. Makes the process much easier. Our gluten free flour is more stubborn…I mean durable. LOL
2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out the dough on a floured surface, about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Use desired cookie cutter shapes and place 1 inches apart on an uncreased cookie sheet. These don’t spread all that much, so placement at 1/2 an inch is probably all that’s necessary. I basically load a sheet until I can’t any longer. LOL! This makes 3 dozen cookies and I don’t want to be at the stove all day…because I’m impatient.
3. Bake 6-8 minutes. Let cool completely before decorating. I’ll warn you though, these are amazing without any…which means double the trouble. Haha!
My children like to “help” while I’m baking, so I divide things up into bowls for each step. For example, the eggs and the vanilla extract are in the same bowl. Makes my life easier and helps reduce the mess they like to create. Haha! I’ve got my hands full with these two tiny humans, so anything to help ease the process, right? LOL
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