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It’s Christmas and you want to make sugar cookies. How do you make them gluten free?

Here is a recipe that I adapted to fit into a healthier cookie that still can satisfy.


  • 1 cup Lakanto or other healthy sweetener
  • 1 cup organic butter or ghee, softened
  • 2 organic egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt



Combine sweetener and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Continue beating, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour blend and salt. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (1 hour).

Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on surface sprinkled lightly with gluten-free flour, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/2-inch star-shaped cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake for 8 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets. Cool completely.


Gluten-Free Flour Blend:

To make flour blend, combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour, ¼ cup almond meal flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

Recipe Tip


– Use any shape 2 1/2-inch cookie cutter, depending on the season.

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