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A plate of pink frosted sugar cookies.

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies (Lofthouse Style!)

  • Author: Laurel
  • Prep Time: 90 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Gluten free sugar cookies that are light, fluffy, and spread generously with strawberry buttercream and sprinkles!


  • 2 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups organic cane sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup vegan vanilla yogurt, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 batch Strawberry Buttercream
  • Sprinkles, optional


  1. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a medium bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add in the egg, yogurt, vanilla and almond extract. Mix to combine.
  3. Mix in ½ of the flour. Add the remaining flour and mix until a dough forms and there is no stray flour. You may need to scrape the sides and mix again. Cover and chill the dough for 1 ½ to 2 hours.
  4. While the cookies chill, make your frosting. Set aside at room temperature, not in the fridge.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Using a 1 ½ tablespoon cookie scoop, or heaping tablespoon, scoop the dough onto the parchment, leaving at least 2 inches between the cookies.
  6. Dip the bottom of a glass in water and press down gently on the cookie dough to flatten slightly (see the video for an example). Repeat, dipping the glass into water between each cookie.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are barely starting to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Once cool, frost with a generous amount of strawberry buttercream. Top with sprinkles and serve!


To speed up the cooling process, place the wire cooking rack on a sheet pan and place in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Keywords: vanilla, almond, buttercream, strawberry, sprinkle, Spring,