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Gluten Free Cut-Out Cookies

Gluten Free Christmas Cut Out Cookies

Gluten Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies

Your imagination is the only restriction behind these delicious Gluten Free Cut-Out Sugar Cookies! Similar to butter cookies & shortbread cookies, except better! Have some fun in the kitchen and give these scrumptious cut-out sugar cookies a try.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Dough Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes


  • 3 ½ cups all-purpose gluten free flour
  • ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum exclude if GF flour blend contains
  • cup cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • lukewarm water as needed


  • Preheat your oven to 350°F.
  • Line a large baking sheet with unbleached parchment paper and set it aside.

Cookie Dough

  • In a large bowl, place the flour, xanthan gum, cornstarch, baking powder, salt and whisk to combine well.
  • In a separate bowl, blend butter and sugar until smooth.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, and mix to combine.
  • Combine wet with dry mixture.
  • Add water by the half-teaspoonful and mix it in as necessary to bring the dough together.
  • Chill for an hour or overnight.

Forming Cut-Out Cookies

  • Place the plain dough between two sheets of unbleached parchment paper and roll out the dough about 1/4-inch to 1/3-inch thick.
  • Remove the top sheet of parchment paper and cut out shapes using a floured cookie cutter.
  • Transfer the rounds to the prepared baking sheet, placing them about 1 1/2 inches apart.

Baking Instructions

  • Place the baking sheet in the center of the preheated oven and bake until lightly golden brown on the edges and firm to the touch (about 12 minutes).
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely on the baking sheet before serving.

Recipe Tips & Notes

It is easier to cut out shapes and move them to the baking sheet if the gluten free cut-out dough is chilled. Once the dough is chilled, a cookie cutter will easily cut clean edges. Plus, the shapes will be easier to transfer to the baking sheet.
Freezable for up to 6 months.

Gluten Free Christmas Cut Out Cookies

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