Gluten-Free Butter Cookies Recipe

Fun Time Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free Recipe)

This easy gluten-free butter cookie can be decorated using your favorite sugars or candies.

20 min. prep time
3 dozen cookies
858 Ratings


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1 1/2 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Gluten-free decorator sprinkles and/or sugars


Heat oven to 400ºF.

Combine sugar, butter, egg and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add gluten-free flour blend and baking soda; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in gluten-free decorator sprinkles or sugars as desired. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of glass dipped in sugar. Bake 5-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.


Recipe Tip

Gluten-Free Flour Blend: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.

This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 70

Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 40mg

Carbohydrates: 10g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 0g

Recipe #11739C©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

These cookies are a great texture and nice flavor. I added some salt (I was using salt free butter) and skimped on the sugar. I will use the full 3/4 cup of sugar next time but will still not roll them in sugar. I just pressed the flat with my palm greased with butter. I made plain and also sprinkled with plain cinnamon on top (using small sieve). My favorites are the ones with the cinnamon.
Oh My !! This is a delicious cookie recipe. I recommend it highly!!!
Fast and easy recipe for drop style sugar cookies (with no refrigeration/chill time to wait for). Rolling in sprinkles makes them fun but rolling in sugar works just as well and they taste great. I used the Land O Lakes flour blend in this and all recipes I've tried here and it is my favorite GF blend!
My cookies came out tasting Ike popcorn
These came out perfect. I used Bob's Red Mill gluten free baking mix for the flour. Some of the cookies were rolled in cinnamon sugar, some were plain, and some had chocolate chips added. I didn't bother pressing them flat.
Everyone LOVED these! I dipped them in chocolate & added GF sprinkles & they were the hit of the dessert table :) (I used a gf flour that I make for all of my baking). I was able to put this dough into a cookie press too :)
I made these yesterday and they were very good. They held their shape well, didn't flatten out when baked. I made them with the gf sprinkles and some with sugar. Thank you for the recipes!
We loved this recipe! I used some fresh squeezed lemon instead of the vanilla (because we didn't have any vanilla). i also made a thumb print and filled with our favorite jam and then sprinkled with sugar. Delicious, not many ingreduents and super easy!

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