We make these cookies once a year, even though my husband asks for them about 10 times a year. They are a family favorite! My sweet friend Heather gave me this recipe years ago when we lived in Indiana and it came along with us when we moved to Tucson, 2000 miles away. We decided to make them gluten free this year. We love these cookies so much and I hope that you will all enjoy them, if you don’t already have a recipe of your own. This is always a fun family activity for us…well, at least for the girls. They are super easy to make too!
- 6 cups gluten-free all purpose flour (we used the Krusteaz brand)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened (for dairy free you can substitute vegan butter)
- 1 cup sour cream (vegan sour cream for dairy free)
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Bake on 375 for 8-12 minutes
- Mix together wet ingredients in a small bowl. In a larger bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
- Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture. Stir and knead with your hands if needed (you may need to add more sour cream... we had to add a little more because of using gluten-free flour).
- Cover the dough and refrigerate for 30 min.
- Sprinkle flour on the counter and roll out the dough, then cut it out into shapes.
- Spray a pan with olive oil cooking spray, lay the cookies on the pan and bake them for 8-12 minutes.
- Allow the cookies to cool and then decorate as desired!
This is what the cookies look like prior to baking. They look very similar after baking them too. They are just a little more firm, obviously. They should still be light in color. The longer they are baked, the crispier they will get. We love keeping them on the softer side.
This is the first year that we made them with gluten free flour. We couldn’t even tell a difference. My oldest daughter and myself are gluten free and the previous years, we would just skip out on eating them, but not this year!
I love that my daughter cut out a cross, as a symbol of Christ. Looks like we have a new cookie cutter that we need to add to our stash!
Decorating the cookies is the second best part. I would say the first best is when they hit my yapper.
Chester may have been drooling. He DID get a lot of treats for this, and almost snagged a cookie.
Merry Christmas, my friends! I hope you all have the most amazing Christmas with your family and friends! I will be praying for all of you that are experiencing hurt this season. Christmas is a time for joy, but I realize it can also be a time of much hurt and pain. May your New Year 2019 be a blessed one!