The Best Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

 INGREDIENTS

 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

½ cup granulated sugar

1 large egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2½ cups Extra White gold gluten-free all purpose flour

 

FOR THE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

5 cup powdered sugar

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. kosher salt

2-3 drops food coloring 

 

PREPARATION

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and granulated sugar. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract, mixing until incorporated.
  2. Gradually add the flour to the butter mixture, mixing until a dough forms. Turn out the dough onto a clean surface and shape into a flattened disk. Wrap the disk in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, make frosting: In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat butter until smooth, then add powdered sugar and beat until no lumps remain. Add cream, food coloring, vanilla extract, and salt and beat until combined.
  4. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll out the dough between two pieces of parchment paper, or a surface lightly dusted with gluten-free flour, until it is ¼-inch thick. Cut out cookies using cookie cutters and transfer to the baking sheets. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350°F.  Bake the cookies for 10 to 15 minutes, until golden. Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool. Frost and decorate as desired.

See recipe video here.

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