4th of July Cookies- Gluten Free, Dairy Free

by Living Freely Gluten Free
This gluten free dairy free sugar cookie recipe will give you soft and chewy gluten free sugar cookies just like they should be. They are made with easy to find ingredients and it’s very simple to make. You will love that they are the perfect texture for cutting out with cookie cutters. Everyone needs a good cut out sugar cookie recipe to turn to and these will be the recipe that you turn to time and time again because they are delicious! Let the kids get messy with you in the kitchen and have fun with these gluten free sugar cookies. 

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I created this recipe during the holiday’s last year. Sugar cookies were one of my favorite cookies prior to going gluten free. I would make butterflies, hearts and many other festive designs for every occasion.

gluten free sugar cookies

star shaped gluten fee sugar cookies decorated red white and blue
After going gluten free I tried a sugar cookie recipe and it was a major fail. They crumbled and I couldn’t decorate them. I don’t like my cookies crunchy- I want them soft and chewy. So, last Christmas I set out to create the perfect cookie.
It took a few tries to get the texture just right. The first batch had too much flour. They rolled out well, but totally crumbled after baking. I also over baked the first two batches. That is one of the secrets- you CANNOT over bake them. They will break apart if over baked. After 10 minutes take them out. I also have a gas stove, so keep an eye on them if your oven is temperamental.

gluten free dairy free sugar cookie recipe

star shaped cookies on a cake plate

 

 

My kids absolutely love making sugar cookies. They like picking out the shape, pressing it into the dough and then helping decorate once they are cooled.

gluten free sugar cookies

I was trying to think of a 4th of July themed dessert for the blog and a few things struck out that I might do for next year, but I thought that patriotic sugar cookies would be a lot of fun.

gluten free sugar cookies

red white and blue cookies laid out

 

When the kids saw these they couldn’t wait to get into them. I always have to take pictures of the food before they get to eat it, so they were hovering over me waiting for their opportunity and staking their claim on which cookie they would get to have.

 

gluten free dairy free sugar cookie recipe

Gluten free red white and blue sugar cookies on a cake plate

 

 

We had a lot of cookies this time and the Hubby and I are trying to limit our intake of sweets, so I took a tray to all of the neighbor kids playing in the sprinklers out front and handed them out. Not one of them cared or knew that they were gluten free, they all loved them and wanted more. These will be sure to please everyone at your gathering. It would also be fun to have a cookie decorating station for the kids if your gathering will have a lot of little ones.
Jennifer

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Cut Out Sugar Cookies

These simple soft and chewy cookies are the perfect recipe for all occasions.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free cut out sugar cookies, gluten free dairy free sugar cookies.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 dozen
Calories 1555 kcal

Ingredients

  • Cups Dairy Free Butter
  • 1 ½ Cups of Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 ½ Cups of My Gluten Free All Purpose Flour Blend
  • ¼ Tapioca Flour/Starch
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp. Xanthan Gum
  • Dash of Salt
  • Icing
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar sifted
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 TBSplus 2 tsp. Dairy Free Milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a stand mixer cream the eggs, sugar, dairy free butter and vanilla on medium speed for 5 minutes.
  2. Turn the mixer off and the GF AP flour and tapioca starch.
  3. Turn stand mixer on low speed, add the baking soda, xanthan gum and salt.
  4. Mix on low for one minute.
  5. Remove the dough from the stand mixer, wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a half hour. Once refrigerated, remove dough and cut into 4 sections. Take one section and put the rest back in the fridge.
  6. Lightly grease your baking sheet. With parchment paper or plastic wrap on the bottom and another piece over the top of the dough, roll the dough to be ¼ inch thick.
  7. Use cookie cutters to create your shapes and bake for 10 minutes.
  8. Remove after 10 minutes and allow cookies to sit on a cookie sheet for 3 minutes.
  9. Remove and place on parchment paper to cool. Frost once completely cooled.
  10. Icing
  11. Sift the powder sugar into a bowl. Add the vanilla and dairy free milk. Stir until you have a medium thick consistency. Separate the icing into individual bowls if you are coloring it and add the food coloring. Transfer to piping bag to decorate.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Dairy Free Cut Out Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1555 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Fat 46g71%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 109mg36%
Sodium 849mg37%
Potassium 40mg1%
Carbohydrates 283g94%
Fiber 16g67%
Sugar 183g203%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 5.6mg31%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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