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Healthy Gluten-free Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Ansley Beutler
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 - 36 Cookies 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Good news! You’ll never need another sugar cookie recipe again because this one has it all! Soft & chewy cut out-style sugar cookies made with wholesome ingredients like almond flour and coconut sugar that actually keep their shape in the oven. These cookies are perfect for any and all holidays!



For the Cookies

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3/4 cup tapioca flour (plus more when rolling out the dough - at least 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled

For the Icing


For the Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a bowl,. whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking soda, and sea salt; set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, add the egg, vanilla, maple syrup, and coconut oil
  3. Slowly fold the flour mixture into the bowl with the egg, about 1/3 of the flour mixture at a time, until no flour clumps remain.
  4. Place a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface and sprinkle some tapioca flour on top.  Place the dough on top and sprinkle a little more tapioa flour on top of the dough.  Roll dough out to about 1/2 inch in thickness. Using cookie cutter, cut the dough into shapes and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or greased with oil.
  5. Bake for 9 - 11 minutes until they turn a golden brown color.  Let cool before icing.

For the Icing

  1. In a bowl, mix the powdered sugar, vanilla, and almond milk until the powdered sugar is dissolved
  2. Use icing to frost cookies then dust with sprinkles
  3. To store, allow the icing to dry all the way.  Then place in an air-tight container.  They will keep fresh for about 5 days on the counter and up to a week in the fridge.
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookies
  • Calories: 33
  • Fat: 2
  • Carbohydrates: 5
  • Protein: 1

Keywords: almond flour sugar cookies, crispy sugar cookies, gluten-free sugar cookies