Gluten-Free Christmas Sugar Blossom Cookies
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Gluten-Free Christmas Sugar Blossom Cookies (Dairy-Free Option)

Gluten-Free Christmas Sugar Blossom Cookies. A holiday twist to the traditional blossom cookie. Where sugar cookies collide with Hershey Kisses.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free Christmas cookies, gluten-free sugar cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 32
Calories 83kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free


  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1 tablespoon milk dairy-free use your favorite non-dairy milk. I like cashew, coconut or almond milk.
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour I like Pillsbury Gluten Free
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum leave out if your flour has it already
  • 3/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • gluten-free sprinkles
  • Hersey Kisses I used candy cane-which is very minty, so if you are not a candy cane fan please use your favorite gluten-free flavor. For dairy-free use your favorite dairy-free chocolate


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add milk. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in a separate large bowl. Mix into shortening mixture until well blended.
  • Scoop 1 tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball.  (I used a cookie scoop.)
  • Roll cookie dough ball in the sprinkles and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 12-14 minutes. (Please watch your cookies because every oven is different.)
  • As soon as you bring the cookies out of the oven place the Hersey Kisses in the center of each cookie.
  • Allow to cool completely or the Hersey Kisses will flatten.
  • Store in an airtight container.
  • Enjoy!


  • I like Pillsbury gluten-free flour. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
  • Hershey Kisses are not dairy-free, so you could use your favorite dairy-free chocolate. My family likes Enjoy Life Foods Mini Chips and Chunks
  • Store in an air-tight container.
  • Mama says, "Check all of your labels!"


Serving: 1g | Calories: 83kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 17mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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