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Cut Out Cookies, Gluten and Dairy Free

Cut out cookie recipe that's gluten and dairy free
Prep Time1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Author: Tumble into Love


Cookie Dough

  • 6 tbsp non-dairy baking stick Like Earth Balance
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose, gluten free flour make sure it has a binder like xantham gum
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp non dairy baking stick like Earth Balance
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • water or dairy milk substitite


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • India Tree natural food coloring


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside
  • Cream the baking stick and sugar together until well combined.
  • Add in egg and vanilla. Cream together.
  • In another bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture and combine well. It will be sticky; if you think it's too sticky, add a little more flour, 1 tsp at a time; too much flour will make dough tough.
  • Form dough into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap
  • Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour
  • Sprinkle flour onto a flat surface, place the disk of dough on it and sprinkle a bit of flour on top.
  • Using a rolling pin, roll dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness. If sticky, lay plastic wrap on top and then roll over it.
  • Using a glass or cookie cutter, cut dough into desired cookie shapes. Place cookies onto parchment lined baking sheets.
  • Bake for 8 to 12 minutes (will depend on size and thickness of cookies) I find that gluten free flour doesn't brown as much as regular flour, but these will get lightly brown around the edges
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting and sprinkling with colored sugar
  • Prepare Frosting: Mix powdered sugar, baking stick, and vanilla until well combined. Add liquid 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency.
  • Prepare Colored Sugar: Place 3 tbsp of granulated sugar into a bowl. Add food coloring, 2 drops at a time and mix until desired color. Store in an air tight container.