Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Cutouts

Grab your favorite cookie cutters for some beautiful (and delicious) gluten-free sugar cookies.

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie in flower shape
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
25 mins
Bake Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
36 cookies


  • 1 ½ cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract (optional)

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • 3 ½ cup Gluten-Free Flour Mix*

  • 1 recipe Buttercream Frosting

  • Coarse sugar or colored sugar (optional)

  • food coloring

Gluten Free Flour Mix

  • 3 cup white rice flour

  • 3 cup potato starch

  • 2 cup sorghum flour

  • 4 teaspoon xanthan gum

Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup softened butter

  • 4 cup gluten-free powdered sugar

  • 3 tablespoon heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla

  • Dash salt

  • 1 teaspoon orange zest (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium to high 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar and baking powder. Beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg, vanilla, and, if desired, almond extract. Beat in salt and as much of the Gluten-Free Flour Mix as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour mix.

  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Using 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. (Dip cutters into flour mix to prevent sticking.) Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets. If desired, sprinkle with coarse sugar or colored sugar.

  3. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown. (Adjust timing for smaller and larger cookies.) Cool on a wire rack.Tint Buttercream Frosting with food coloring; frost cookies. If desired, decorate with candies or colored sugar.

Gluten Free Flour Mix

  1. In a large airtight container whisk together rice flour, potato starch, sorghum flour, and xanthan gum. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 months.

Buttercream Frosting

  1. In a large bowl beat 1 cup softened butter with a mixer on medium 1 minute or until creamy. Beat in 1 cup gluten-free powdered sugar. Add 2 Tbsp. heavy cream, 1 tsp. gluten-free vanilla, and dash salt. Beat on low until combined. Gradually beat in 3 additional cups powdered sugar just until combined. Beat on medium 5 minutes or until fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 Tbsp. heavy cream, and if desired, 1 tsp. orange zest; beat on high 1 minute more.


Double or even triple this recipe to have our gluten-free flour mix on hand for future baking and cooking recipes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

147 Calories
8g Fat
18g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 147
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Potassium 22mg 0%
Folate, total 1.9mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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