1cupunsalted butter (butter must be softened, but not melty)dairy-free use Smart Balance butter
1tablespoonpure vanilla extract
1/2teaspoonpure almond extract
2 1/2cupsgluten-free all-purpose flour 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.
1/2teaspoonxanthan gum(leave out if your flour already has it)
1 1/2teaspoonsbaking powder
2tablespoonsgluten-free all-purpose flour ,for rolling
gluten-free cookie icingI used Wilton's cookie icing.
In a large bowl cream the butter, brown sugar and sugar together with a mixer.
Beat in the egg, pure vanilla, and pure almond extract
In a medium bowl add the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it) baking powder and stir to blend ingredients.
Slowly pour flour mixture into the batter and mix until fully combined. The cookie dough will be like soft playdough.
Cover cookie dough and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Sprinkle a tablespoon of gluten-free flour on top of parchment paper. Roll one of the dough balls onto to about 1/4″ thickness. While you are cutting out the first set of sugar cookies place the second dough ball in the refrigerator. Cut the cookies out using a cookie cutter and place the shapes carefully on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Roll out the second dough ball and repeat the steps from above so you will have two cookie sheets of cutouts.
Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are very lightly browned. If you like your cookies a little crispy bake for the full 12 minutes. Please watch your cookies because all ovens are different.
Allow cookies to completely cool before icing. Enjoy!
Store in an air-tight container.
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.
I used Smart Balance butter for the dairy-free option.
Make sure your cookies are completely cooled before icing them.