Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies + Nordstrom Giveaway

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog

Happy Tuesday! This recipe post may seem a bit out of place on a blog where I typically post nutrient-dense recipes. But I assure you these cookies are actually gluten and grain free. And minus the sugar on on top (more about that later), they’re actually relatively healthy as far as cookies go. Almost too pretty to eat, these Gluten-free sugar cookies are sure to be a hit this Valentine’s Day.
Gluten and Grain Free Sugar Cookies

What you will need:

2 1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. xantham gum
1/2 cup butter (softened)
3/4 cup maple sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Sanding Sugar or Frosting for decorating (scroll down for paleo options)

**Use organic ingredients where possible
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Recipe
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Gluten-Free Valentine's Day Cookies
Combine the paleo flour, baking soda and xantham gum and sift over a large bowl. In a separate bowl, beat together the softened butter and maple sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
Add the wet ingredients to the paleo flour mixture and combine thoroughly. Roll out the dough on wax paper using a little more of the paleo flour to prevent sticking. Use your cookie cutters to form desired shapes and place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Dust the cookies with the colored sugar and bake in a preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool before serving. Recipe makes about 28 to 32 cookies.
Gluten-Free Valentine's Day Cookies - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog
As mentioned, I did make an attempt to keep these cookies completely paleo. I actually tried to dye my own sugar using this recipe here. I used maple sugar and combined with raspberry juice I ended up with a delicious glaze rather than colored sugar. While I might have to revisit the glaze recipe at another time, my desired outcome here was to make pretty (and gram worthy) Valentine’s Day cookies so I resorted to store-bought sanding sugar. Alternatively can also use paleo frosting to decorate. I found some noteworthy recipes here and here.
Gluten and Grain Free Sugar Cookies
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  1. Sally
    January 31, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    Thank you so much for the wonderful gluten free valentine cookie recipe! I am gluten free and love your post, time to start following you! Will be making these for my husband!

      February 4, 2018 / 11:46 pm

      Thank you Sally! Let me know what you think of the recipe. My husband liked it and he is super picky about everything. Especially dessert. 🙂

      February 4, 2018 / 11:48 pm

      Thank you Kristie! I served them at my Galentine’s Day party and they went over really well.

      February 4, 2018 / 11:49 pm

      I think for Valentine’s Day the cookies have to be especially pretty, don’t you?

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