I love to eat healthy 85% of the time I am not gonna lie but there is a time and a place for sugar. The holidays is for sure one of those times. I love to bake and sometimes you just need to use sugar. I grew up making sugar cookies all the time, not just during the holidays. I used to LOVE getting out the little white bowls and make all different types of frosting and just decorate for days. I have since given up the frosting and now just enjoy a good plain sugar cooking. Hey that is growth right?

Of course, how I make sugar cookies has changed due to my diagnosis in my young adulthood of Celiac’s Disease but I do not find there is much of a difference in taste.


  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free flour-make sure your blend has xantham gum
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar- You can use monk fruit or date sugar as well. I like date sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar. You can also use brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for rolling)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F 176 C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the gluten-free flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a separate large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy and light in color. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  5. Scoop the cookie dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in the granulated sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet, leaving about 2 inches between each cookie.
  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. Enjoy your gluten-free sugar cookies and if you are feeling naughty get those bowls out and frost away.