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Gluten-Free Christmas Sugar Cookies

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Gluten-Free Christmas Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24
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These gluten-free holiday cookies are buttery, sweet and tender, the perfect gluten-free alternative to classic sugar cookies. Delight your gluten-free friends and family during the holidays with our best gluten-free Christmas cookie recipe—taken up a notch by a delicious, sweet glaze and an extra sprinkle of sugar.
Updated Nov 15, 2022

Ingredients

Cookies

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cups Betty Crocker™ All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Glaze

  • 1 cup gluten-free powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Steps

  • 1
    In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, shortening and softened butter with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. On low speed, beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour blend, baking powder and salt until well mixed. Divide dough in half; shape each half into disk. Wrap in plastic wrap; refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • 2
    Heat oven to 375°F. On work surface lightly sprinkled with flour blend, roll each half of dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  • 3
    Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 2 minutes on cookie sheet; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 15 minutes. Stir together Glaze ingredients. Drizzle on cookies. Sprinkle with additional granulated sugar, if desired. Let stand 30 minutes or until glaze is set. Store covered in airtight container at room temperature with waxed paper between layers.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten-free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • tip 2
    These gluten-free Christmas cookies look great all dressed up, but they're just as good when cut into circles, left undecorated and enjoyed as an after-school snack.
  • tip 3
    Your cookies will turn out best when baked one sheet at a time on the middle oven rack. Allow the cookie sheet to cool completely in between batches so they don't spread too much.
  • tip 4
    Be sure the glaze is completely set before storing so the cookies don't stick together.

Nutrition

160 Calories, 8g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 21g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
160
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
8g
13%
Saturated Fat
3 1/2g
18%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
20mg
6%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
5mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • More About this Recipe : Simple and sweet, sugar cookies are practically perfect in every way. So wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could make a version even more people could enjoy? This gluten-free sugar cookie recipe is an excellent option that tastes great and is perfect for gluten-free friends and family members. Betty’s All-Purpose Gluten Free Rice Flour Blend takes the guesswork out of sometimes-complicated gluten-free baking. The easy glaze takes them up a notch from plain sugar cookies and prepares them for your favorite sprinkles! Looking for tips and tricks on how to make sugar cookies even better? We’ve got all the info you need.
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