Gluten-Free almond sugar cookies holidays-13

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

An amazing gluten-free sugar cookie using almond flour and a bit of brown sugar. 
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 18 cookies
Calories 300kcal
Author Jen @


  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature, Kroger brand is labeled gluten-free (you can substitute with Earth Balance for a dairy free cookie)
  • 3/4 cup sugar cane
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • red and green sugar sprinkles for decorating


  • In a large glass mixing bowl and using a hand mixer, mix butter and sugars until very creamy. 
  • Add egg, baking soda, vanilla and a pinch of Kosher salt, then mix some more until blended in.
  • Slowly add almond flour in sections, preferably per 1/2 cup at a time.
  • A sticky dough will form. Scrape dough off and center it in bowl.
  • Plop dough onto a large piece of parchment paper.
  • Roll parchment paper tightly into a long log, closing the ends by twisting parchment slightly.
  • Place in freezer for approximately 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  • On a baking sheet, drop hefty pieces of cookie dough, about the size of an overstuffed tablespoon. You can also slice pieces, but the dough softens to room temperature very quickly.
  • Press down on tops of all the cookies if they're too high.
  • Sprinkle colored sugar all over cookies before placing in oven.
  • Bake for approximately 8 minutes, or until cookie sides have begun to golden.
  • Take out and let cool before eating.