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Gluten Free Drop Sugar Cookies

Gluten free drop sugar cookies are the easiest and laziest way of getting your homemade sugar cookie fix – no rolling or cookie cutters needed! They’re great for a party too.

Gluten Free Drop Sugar Cookies (dairy free) from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

These gluten free sugar cookies are almost exactly the same as my gluten free frosted sugar cookies and my gluten free conversation heart cookies. The base recipe itself is actually identical, but the cooking method is what makes them different.  There’s also a version that is made with almond flour and is grain free.  Erin from Meaningful Eats made these delicious Almond Flour Sugar Cookies!

But back to these gluten free sugar drop cookies: Instead of rolling them out and using cookie cutters to make the shapes, I just use a scoop (2 1/2 tablespoon) and drop them onto the cookie sheet and bake them like that.

I don’t even flatten them – I just bake them nice and rounded so they’re little domed clouds of sugar cookie heaven.

For frosting, I made a simple icing and just dipped the cookies right into it and then coated them with gluten free sprinkles. If you’d prefer frosting, you can frost them with the dairy free frosting that I shared with my original frosted sugar cookie recipe, or you could use your favorite frosting recipe.

Gluten Free Drop Sugar Cookies (dairy free) from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

Pro tip: These would also be great with my vegan chocolate frosting!

This gluten free drop sugar cookie kind of came about by accident. I originally intended on making these into waffle sugar cookies but the structure was just a little too delicate for the waffle maker. They cooked and crisped beautifully, just like I wanted but they were just a little too delicate to remove them from the waffle maker without breaking them.

Since I really didn’t feel like rolling them out (the extra step and work just was NOT appealing to me), I just scooped and baked like I would with my soft gingerbread sandwich cookies.

Best decision I could have made that day. These cookies were a huge hit with my husband. While he does enjoy sugar cookies, he’s doesn’t absolutely LOVE anything that doesn’t contain chocolate. When he couldn’t stop raving about these, I knew I had to share my lazy cookies with you, too. Enjoy!

Gluten Free Drop Sugar Cookies (dairy free) from @whattheforkblog | whattheforkfoodblog.com

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Carey

Friday 25th of November 2016

I have everything but shortening. Can these be made with butter? Or would they spread too much? Thanks!

Sharon

Friday 25th of November 2016

I haven't tried them with butter but if you try it with butter, let me know!

Kerry

Wednesday 9th of November 2016

These look delicious! Question: If my gluten free flour already contains xanthan gum, can I omit the additional xanthan noted in the recipe?

Sharon

Thursday 10th of November 2016

Hi Kerry - yes, omit the xanthan gum if your blend contains it :)

Sarah

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

I LOVE, like really love, sugar cookies. these drop sugar cookies look so easy and so adorable!

Debra A Attinella

Tuesday 13th of September 2016

Awww. these look so cute and I bet taste amazing!

Mary

Tuesday 13th of September 2016

Beautiful cookies! Has anyone made them without eggs?

Sarah

Tuesday 8th of November 2016

WAS just getting ready to ask the same. Anyone egg free?

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