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Vanilla Glazed Snow Cookies (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Vanilla Glazed Snow Cookies (Gluten-Free Recipe)

Rich, cake-like cookies with vanilla glaze make a colorful addition to any cookie tray.

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25 min
Prep Time
1 hr 15 min
Total Time



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup buttermilk  

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla

1 3/4 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)

3/4 teaspoon baking soda


1 3/4 cups powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla

2 to 3 tablespoons water


Hard peppermint candies, coarsely chopped

Holiday nonpareils and/or decorator candies


 *Substitute 1 1/2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1/2 cup; let stand 5 minutes.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, sugar and salt in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add buttermilk, egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla; continue beating until mixed. Add flour and baking soda; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls, 1 inch apart, onto parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Bake 7-9 minutes or until cookies are set and bottoms are lightly browned. Remove to cooling racks; cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla in bowl; stir in enough water for desired glazing consistency. Spread glaze over cooled cookies; sprinkle with decorations.

Tip #1

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.

Tip #2

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.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

90 Calories
3 Fat (g)
15 Cholesterol (mg)
85 Sodium (mg)
17 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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