Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Last weekend we had a great time baking cookies for Amelia’s school’s May Fair. A fun celebration we look forward to at Rainbow Academy. We volunteered to bring cookies so we got to work in the kitchen! Julie had fun mixing and whipping while I handled the more “adult-like” responsibilities of rolling and handling hot trays.

I figured that a few families would appreciate cute gluten free cookies so we baked 2 dozen to share and enjoy. We made the cookies using Swerve sweetener to make them lower in sugar. Hey, I wanted to eat a cookie too! Give them a try and let me know what you think!


GF Donut Cookies 1COOKIES

1 ¼ cups Pamela’s All-Purpose Flour Artisan Blend

½ tsp baking powder

¼ cup powdered Swerve or sugar

½ tsp salt

½ cup unsalted butter

½ cup granulated Swerve or sugar

1 large egg

1 tsp vanilla

GF Donut Cookies 2FROSTING 

4 oz Ghirardelli melting wafers

Rainbow sprinkles to taste

Chocolate sprinkles to taste


In a medium bowl mix together dry ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl cream butter until soft. Add sugar slowly and beat until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla extract, mix well. Add dry ingredients and mix until dough is well combined.

Roll dough between two sheets of parchment paper (to avoid sticking to roller) to ¼” thick. Place parchment paper covered dough in a cookie sheet and refrigerate until firm. Take dough out and cut out shapes. Re-roll, chill and cut as necessary.

Preheat oven to 350° and bake for 15 to 17 minutes. Cookies should be golden around the edges before taking them out of the oven. Transfer cookies to cooling rack. Cool cookies for 30 minutes before decorating.

Place melting wafers in microwave-safe container. Microwave at half power for 30 seconds. Stir wafers to mix. Microwave for an additional 15 seconds and stir until smooth as necessary. Do not overheat wafers, they will burn. Spread mixture on the cookies with a knife. Dust with sprinkles of choice. Cool cookies in the refrigerator for 15 minutes before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container. Enjoy!

These cookies are delicious!!! Get creative and use any type of frosting. We use this recipe for cookie decorating parties as they hold up well for little hands. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

Have fun in the kitchen!!