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Gluten Free Butter Cookie Recipe with Vegan Options

  • Author: A Little Insanity - Erika
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 3 Doz.
  • Category: Gluten Free
  • Cuisine: Dessert


Here’s my Grandma’s Traditional Gluten Free Butter Cookie Recipe with Vegan Options. It’s perfect for cutting out shapes, decorating Holiday cookies & having fun!





OPTIONAL (if you don’t use real butter, this will add to the ‘butter’ flavor):



  1. In a small bowl, whisk together Dry Ingredients & Set-Aside.
  2. In a medium bow (or the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment ), Cream Butter using Beaters, then gradually add in Sugar until well mixed.
  3. Add Applesauce, Vanilla & Butter Flavor (if desired), and Beat well.
  4. Gradually Mix in Flour.
  5. Chill for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°
  7. Roll and shape into cookies – using Tapioca Starch to dust surface as necessary.
  8. Decorate with baking candies if desired.
  9. Bake for 7-10 minutes. Do not let cookies brown.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool completely on cooling rack before icing/decorating.
  11. Store in airtight container.


  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 130