Frosted Sugar Cookies

I’m not a huge lover of sugar cookies - but they are so much fun to make with little ones, so I chose this recipe as my final gluten-free cookie of 2013!  Grab your little ones and let them create their one-of-a-kind cookie masterpiece!

Frosted Sugar Cookies



  • 1 cup earth balance, soy-free buttery sticks, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1.5 tsp gluten-free vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2.25 cups gluten-free flour blend (I used Namaste Perfect Flour Blend)
  • Cookie Cutter Shapes (like these from Wilton)


  • 2 tbsp earth balance, soy-free buttery sticks, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla (clear, if you want white icing)



Combine butter, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla until creamy.  Add in flour and beat until well mixed.  Separate dough into 2 balls, wrap in saran wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour (or until firm).

Preheat oven to 350°. Roll out dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper until 1/4″ thick.  Cut into shapes and place 2″ apart on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 10-15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.  Let cool for 3 minutes then transfer to wire rack.

Once fully cooled - mix together all frosting ingredients on medium speed.  If you did not use clear vanilla extract, add in a few drops of food coloring until you get your desired color (my son chose green)!

Using a knife, spread frosting on cookies and create your masterpieces.  Let dry completely, then store in air-tight container.  🙂

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  1. Love these! Thanks for posting!!!! Made Valentines cookies!

    Comment by Nisismom — 14 February, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

  2. Yay! I’m so happy to hear that! Post a pic if there’s any left 🙂

    Comment by Christina Russell — 15 February, 2014 @ 11:23 am

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