¾cupunsalted butterdairy-free use Smart Balance butter
1tablespoonpure vanilla extract
⅛teaspoonpure almond extract
1 ½cupsgluten-free all-purpose flour with xanthan gumI 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.
1teaspoongluten-free baking powder
Preheat oven to 375°F and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together on medium speed until smooth.
Beat in the egg, pure vanilla extract, and pure almond extract.
In a small bowl, stir together gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly pour the flour mixture into the batter and mix until fully combined.
Scoop batter with a greased cookie scoop (11/2-tablespoons) and place cookies 2-inches apart on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10–12 minutes, or until the edges are very lightly browned.
Allow cookies to cool for 2–3 minutes before moving to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy!
The dough can be made ahead of time and kept in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
To freeze, chill the cookie dough balls in the refrigerator for one hour. After the hour place the chilled cookie dough balls into a plastic freezer bag. The cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. When it’s time to bake the cookies, just remove them from the freezer and place them on a lined baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 375°F and bake on a prepared baking sheet for 12-14 minutes (2 minutes longer than the original directions).
For the dairy-free option I used Smart Balance butter.
My favorite gluten-free flour is 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.
Store in an air-tight container. See recipe crd for make ahead and freezing instuctions.
I used Wilton cookie icing and sprinkles to decorate the cookies. Remember to always check your labels!