Fun Time Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Gluten-Free Butter Cookies Recipe
13 Reviews
This easy gluten-free butter cookie can be decorated using your favorite sugars or candies.
20 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time
36 cookies


3/4 cup
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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


  1. Heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Tips

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.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

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Recipe Comments and Reviews


Best GF cookie recipe ever! I have made it several times. I have made it chocolate adding 1/4 c cocoa and cutting the flour by 1/8 c and I also added cinnamon and chili powder sugar to roll them in. I also made them in lemon with the zest and juice of a small lemon and increase soda to 3/4 t. And roll them in coconut. Wonderful, versatile recipe!


Made a variation that makes them lumpier but less crumbly. Use only 1/2 cup sugar (cookies will be still plenty sweet)and substitute 1/2 cup gluten free instant oatmeal for that half cup of gluten free rice based flour. Use a tablespoon to drop batter onto a cookie sheet and bake 8-10 minutes until they are light brown all over. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then spatula them onto wire rack. Makes a dozen. I like to store them in freezer to keep them more solid, and have one with a cup of tea.


I made half this recipe to see how we would like them. They were fantastic! No one knew that they were gluten free, but kept going back for more and commenting how good they tasted. The only thing I did differently was to add a dash of salt. Thank you for a great recipe... looking forward to trying more GF recipes from this site! Keep them coming, please.


I was hungry for a GF cookie. Other recipes required chilling and I did not want to wait. Followed the directions but added a little salt. I can't stop eating them. Perfect.


This is the easiet gluten free cookies recipe I have ever made. I used psyllium husk instead of xanthan gum. The cookies turned out perfectly. Everyone loves it! Thank you so much for the recipe :)


I made 1 batch of cookies, half with sprinkles and half with brown sugar. The ones rolled in brown sugar were delicious and crispy sugary outside. These were very easy to make, held their shape, and fool-proof for a inexperienced cookie baker. They came out perfectly and I will definately use this as my go-to gluten-free cookie recipe for my family. The sugar on the outside balanced out the bean-flour flavor nicely.


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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