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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 40 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 15 Cookies 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


These Gluten Free Sugar Cookies have that classic buttery sugar cookie taste, a soft melt in your mouth texture, and a fun icing and sprinkle situation on top!  They are full of better-for-you ingredients like almond flour, oat flour, and pure maple syrup. A true crowd pleaser!




  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt


  • 6 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp almond milk
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract
  • colorful sprinkles


  1. Set the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine the softened butter, egg, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. It may be a little clumpy and not entirely mixed in but thats okay.
  3. Combine the almond flour, oat flour, baking powder, and pinch of salt.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine until a dough forms
  5. Place the dough in the fridge to chill for about 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll into about tablespoon sized balls. You should be able to make 15.
  7. Place the balls onto a greased or parchment paper lined baking tray. Flatten the balls with your fingers into a cookie shape.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. While the cookies are baking make your icing. Simply combine the powdered sugar, almond milk, and vanilla extract. It may seem like you need more liquid at first, but you most likely don’t so just keep mixing until smooth. If you actually do need more liquid, just add a tiny bit more almond milk.
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and let cool.
  11. After the cookies have cooled, dip in the icing and evenly coat the top of each cookies. Top each cookie with sprinkles immediately after you dip the cookie in the icing because the icing will harden quickly. (Essentially ice and apply sprinkles to the cookies one at a time.)
  12. Let the icing set and enjoy!


  • You can make your own oat flour by simply blending oats in a high speed blender or food processor until fine.

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