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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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Dough Chill Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Servings: 3 dozen
Author: Gluten Free Journey

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum exclude if GF flour blend contains
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 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

Instructions

  • 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.

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.