This Gluten Free Christmas Cookie is an easy sugar cookie for Christmas. If you want a sweet cookie to make this Christmas this is the perfect easy Gluten Free Christmas cookie. This easy gluten free Christmas cookie is also dairy free, soy free, egg free, and nut free. This recipe is also suitable for vegans and vegetarians.
If Thanksgiving is for pie then Christmas is definitely for cookies. If you are anything like me then you have probably been spending a lot of time in the kitchen baking all sorts of delicious Christmas cookies. I really wanted to create a Christmas cookie recipe that was easy. If cut-out cookies intimidate you then this easy gluten free sugar cookie will be your best friend. These easy Gluten Free Christmas Cookies have a sweet sugar taste and a texture very similar to shortbread. The middle is nice and soft while the outside has a slightly crisp texture.
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How to make Easy Gluten Free Christmas Cookies
These Gluten Free Christmas Cookies are actually very easy to make. Especially if you already have a container of Gluten Free Cookie Flour Blend on hand. If you are new to Eat or Drink and have not seen my gluten free flour blend recipes be sure to click here to check them all out. These are my tried and true flour blends. I always suggest keeping pre-made batches in sealed containers. Trust me, it makes your gluten free baking so much easier.
Where to Find Allergy Friendly Ingredients
Sometimes it can be tricky to find allergy free baking products. I always suggest checking your local stores first. If you can’t find these products there here is where you can buy them.
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I suggest using Ener-G Egg Replacer. I’ve been using this brand since I was a kid and it’s my favorite egg replacer. The egg replacer helps give this gluten free Christmas cookie a deliciously soft texture.
I have always used Spectrum Organic Shortening. It’s much better than using something like Crisco. It’s an all-vegetable shortening. It works perfect with this Gluten Free Christmas Cookie recipe.
Obviously, you can buy powdered sugar at most stores. If you do want a brand that is a little bit healthier and less processed you can use the Vitacost organic powdered sugar. Even though it’s organic it’s not too expensive since it’s the Vitacost brand.
Find it on Vitacost now, just click here.
As mentioned above, the cookie flour is my own creation. Find the recipe and instructions to make cookie flour here.
My Gluten Free Cookie Flour blend contains oat flour, tapioca starch, and potato starch.
I like to make my own oat flour. I just buy oats and blend them in my high powered blender. Making it yourself will save you a lot of money since oat flour tends to be more expensive than oats.
Tapioca Starch and Potato Starch
The Vitacost brand has the absolute best price for Tapioca Starch and Potato Starch. On top of the already existing great prices, they also often have 15% or 20% off coupons. You can find the Vitacost Tapioca Starch here and the Vitacost Potato Starch here.
You can find all sorts of sprinkles at most grocery stores. Be sure to check the ingredients though because some of them contain soy or gluten. I chose to use regular store-bought sprinkles for this gluten free Christmas cookie recipe. If you would like a healthier option, India Tree makes some great food coloring free sprinkles. Please note, some of them do contain soy.
To find India Tree Sprinkles that are Christmas colored on Amazon click here.
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Gluten Free Christmas Cookie
- 2 teaspoons egg replacer
- 2 tablespoons warm water - for egg replacer
- 1 1/4 cup Eat or Drink's Gluten Free Cookie Flour Blend Recipe - click for recipe
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon red and green sprinkles - more or less to taste
- 6 tablespoons shortening
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract - optional
- Make your fake egg by combing the egg replacer powder and warm water. Set aside to thicken as you do the next steps.
- Whisk together your cookie flour blend, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sprinkles.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together the shortening and powdered sugar on medium-low until creamy for about 30 seconds, then turn your mixer up to medium high for an additional 30 seconds.
Add the fake egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract (if you choose to use it) and mix on medium speed until creamy, homogeneous, and light - takes about a minute.
Add in all of your dry ingredients and mix beginning on low speed and increasing to medium just until mixed.
*Scrape down the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary throughout each of these steps.
- Form your dough the rest of the way using your hands and then place on a large piece of plastic wrap. Use your hands to shape the dough into a cylinder. Wrap the cylinder with the plastic wrap and twist the ends to close tight. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.After the hour is up, preheat your oven to 350°F.
Remove the wrapped dough from your fridge and slice dough into cookie pieces that are about 3/4 of an inch thick. Place on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet leaving space between each cookie. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until outside of cookie is set. Let cool on a cooling rack before enjoying.