Vegan Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free, Oil-Free)

Vegan Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free, Oil-Free)

The best Vegan Sugar Cookies that are also gluten-free and not made with any butter or oil! That's a first, but I promise these are even more incredible, as you won't even miss the oil. Only 8 ingredients for this recipe. Soft, chewy and so perfectly sweet!

Today's post is all about cookies. Easy Vegan Sugar Cookies. I am honored to be a part of a blogging Holiday Cookie Party idea with some blogging friends where we all share Christmas cookie recipes. I chose to do classic sugar cookies, but instead, vegan sugar cookies. It couldn't have come at a more perfect time, because my reader Paula wrote me back in September asking me to create a classic sugar cookie for Christmas, which are her favorite cookies. When she specifically asked it to be a much healthier version than the traditional, I knew it would be a challenge. She wanted to still be able to enjoy the classic cookie, but be healthier and plant-based, so she and her husband could enjoy them. It was really important to her that they be oil-free. I, personally, have seen or had a butter/oil-free sugar cookie, have you? I knew this would take some major testing.

I confess, this recipe was not easy. I trialed so many different flour ratios and liquids and found it to be super challenging, but I ultimately had success in creating these Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies that are also oil-free and butter-free. I've never in my life eaten a sugar cookie without oil or butter, until now. I promise they are just as delicious!! I accomplished (after many fails) something I never thought I'd make, a classic sugar cookie, with completely different ingredients than the original and with no butter or oil, but still taste amazing. When you work so hard at a recipe, end success is a wonderful feeling. It doesn't matter that these are vegan gluten-free sugar cookies, they are just as amazing as the traditional ones I used to eat.

So, after learning from Paula that she had no allergies, I was relieved that I could use nuts. Since I don't use any added oils to my baking, nuts are my go-to. Nuts provide the richness and moisture needed for these cookies to still taste good.

So, for these cookies, as with a lot of my recipes, I used a nut butter and a mix of gluten-free flours. My nut butter of choice this time is cashew butter. Cashew butter is the only choice here because it is really light in color, which is necessary to keep these vegan sugar cookies looking classic, and it is naturally sweet with vanilla notes to it. After so many trials, this is the flour combo that ultimately gave me the results I was after and I will share why.

Blanched Almond Flour: This is where the cookies get the majority of moisture from and a nice chew to the cookie. Remember, no oil used, so the almond flour helps keep them moist and buttery.

White Rice Flour: This is needed to add a slight crispness to the exterior of the cookies and also helps to bind the cookies. It also helps keep the cookies light in color. There is just enough of it to do it's job, but not too much to where it leaves a gritty texture, which can happen with rice flour if too much is used. Brown rice flour left too strong of a taste.

Potato Starch: This is the precise starch needed to give the cookies lightness and softness and help balance out the moisture content from the almond flour. I almost always use potato starch when using almond flour, I love how they balance each other out, like in my Dreamy Vanilla Cake.

Now, obviously these don't taste exactly like a traditional sugar cookie, because hello, there is no butter, white sugar or white flour or eggs in these, but they are very close and unbelievably delicious in their own right. Hubby, neighbor and kid-approved! These sugar cookies are wonderfully soft with a nice chew, a perfect sugar cookie texture. These are perfectly sweetened with maple syrup and coconut sugar, giving them much more depth of sweetness and flavor. However, since coconut sugar granules are pretty gritty and larger than white sugar, we need to blend those down into a coconut sugar powder. This gives better distribution of sweetness, and visual, to the cookies.

Notice the difference in color and texture once the coconut sugar is ground up. Trust me, it makes a difference. I made a batch without grinding them first and of course, they were less sweet and you could see all the granules throughout...not very attractive.

These gluten-free sugar cookies are vegan and oil-free, not to mention, incredibly easy to make. They only require 8 ingredients (+ salt) and ready in 30 minutes. No beater or mixer needed, just a whisk and bowl. And unlike traditional sugar cookie recipes, no need to chill the dough before baking, woohoo! Just roll them into balls and press them flat.

I cannot wait to hear what you all think of these Vegan Gluten-Free Oil-Free Sugar Cookies!!Β Please, please come leave feedback below after you make them. I love having the feedback tied to the recipe on my blog. If you take a pic, I'd love to see it as well. You can tag me on Instagram @thevegan8 using my tag #thevegan8, so it saves to my page and Β I don't miss it!

Vegan Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Yields 18 cookies

Classic sugar cookies made vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and butter-free! Not only are these much healthier than the ones we grew up on, they are still every bit as delicious. These cookies are wonderfully soft, with a slight crispy edge. Make these for family and friends, they will love them!

20 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

28 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

Now, make sure to check out all the other talented bloggers in the Holiday Cookie Party, there are 12 of us total and I'm so wowed by all of the amazing cookies these bloggers came up with....

Chocolate Candy Cane Crunch Cookies - Rebecca from Strength And Sunshine

Gingerbread Fig Bars - Natalie from Feasting On Fruit

No-Bake Marzipan Rum Balls - Bianca from Elephantastic Vegan

Chocolate Drizzle Ginger Pecan Cookies - Laura from Chronicles Of Passion

Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies - Jenn from Veggie Inspired Journey

Cranberry Chocolate Coconut Macaroons - Linda from Veganosity

Vegan Orange Cinnamon Christmas Cookies - Sina from Vegan Heaven

Cranberry White Chocolate Ginger Cookies - Leah from Love Me Feed Me

Chocolate Tahini Cookies - Lucie from Win-Win Food

Orange Spice Cookies - Harriet from Harriet Emily

Vegan Cranberry Crunch Dark Chocolate Truffles - Sophia from Veggies Don't Bite

84 Comments

  1. Oh my my Brandi….
    Cookie heaven!!! I wish I could send a big box of these yummies over to Poppy today ?

  2. This is such a lovely cookie collection! Now I’m hungry and craving cookies, Brandi! Those look all amazing and so delicious! Now to your cookies those look absolutely scrumptious love that you add cashew butter! Cashew butter is one of my favorite nut butter and I love to use it in many ways! πŸ™‚ Fantastic recipe as always!

  3. I haven’t had just a plain sugar cookie in years! The soft chewy wonder and simpleness is always so perfect though! These are beautiful Brandi, thank you sooo much!! xoxoxo

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Rebecca! You described them perfectly, they are soft and chewy! Thank you Rebecca, you are so kind!

  4. These look great Brandi – do you think they would work as a rolled cookie? I’ve struggled trying to make a rolled Christmas Sugar cookie since going vegan! Thanks

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you Carrie! Honestly, I don’t know, haven’t tried it. The dough is VERY sticky, so if you were to try it, then you would definitely have to chill the dough first, because it’s way too sticky to roll out right away. Then you could try rolling it out over parchment paper both underneath and on top of the dough. Again, though, I haven’t tried. Also, these cook pretty fast, so they might even be done 1-2 mins earlier. I just don’t know since I haven’t tried it and don’t know if they would get too dry that way. Let me know if you try it!

  5. I’m so impressed, Brandi! I can only imagine how long it took you to get this recipe just right. No oil or butter in a sugar cookie? What?! Amazing. Can’t wait to make these. πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Aww thank you so much Linda! I’m so glad it’s done now, haha! I’ve tested way too many sugar cookies now!

  6. These look like PERFECT sugar cookies! No one would guess they are vegan and healthy! I love your pics too…so dreamy!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      That is so sweet of you to say Jenn! If you only knew how many failed attempts I had before finally getting these, haha! And thank you very much, so glad you love the photos! πŸ™‚

  7. Do you think that if I frosted them with a glaze and added Christmas sprinkles they would hold up? Wondering why you say they are best if eaten right away. These might be destined for a cookie tray that could take a few days…. πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Hold up, as in several days after you make them? They hold up as in they are very sturdy and hold together, but no, these will not be good a few days after, just like most cookies. These aren’t like traditional hard cut-out style sugar cookies that tend to be good for many days. These are best the first day and still ok by the next day, but are best fresh because they are soft and moist. Since there is no oil and there is potato starch, they start to get a tad dry by the second day. I would make them the day of, they are super easy and fast to make. To save time, you can just make your frosting the day before and have it ready to go and ice them as soon as these are cool enough πŸ™‚ Hope that helps, just want you to have success, please let me know how they turn out!

  8. Yumm! I haven’t made sugar cookies since I was a kid, but this vegan version looks delicious and so fun! Thanks for sharing – can’t wait to try it out!

  9. Eeeeee!! These are incredible! The ingredients! The photos! The deliciousness! Almost too much greatness to handle! Can’t wait to whip these up and fool everyone with their healthy-ness!!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      You are the sweetest Leah! I’m so glad you like these, thank you so much for your kind words!

  10. Wow! These look perfect, Brandi! I admire your gluten-free baking skills πŸ˜€
    The photos are pretty too… it’s like the cookies are living in a winter wonderland πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      YES! Thank you so much Bianca, that is EXACTLY the look I wanted for these, so the fact that you just said that, made my day! And thank you for the compliment, it was so much work getting these right, but it is only through trial and error, we become better, right!

  11. you would never know that these are vegan just by looking at them! These look so perfect and have the power to please meat eaters and vegans alike!

  12. It sounds like this was quite an undertaking, but the results look fantastic!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you Cadry! Yes, worth all the effort for sure!

  13. I’m having a cookie swap this weekend and these would be a perfect contribution!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      So awesome, let me know if you make them, thank you!

  14. These look so festive, Brandi! I absolutely love your photos!

  15. Wow what an awesome line up of cookies. I really admire the way you’ve used ingredients to make your cookies… ten out of ten. I can taste them already just from the energy you’ve created on the page πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      SO sweet of you Trinity, thank you so much! I saw your kind tweet too of these, so thank you!

  16. Sugar cookies have been a Christmas tradition in my house every single year, and finally an oil-free version that looks amazing! I have tried and failed to come up with one myself, so I know how tricky this must have been, but so worth all that tasting and testing because they look perfect. Angelic even with this snowy peaceful setting! So smart to grind up the coconut sugar. Actually when I first saw these I never would’ve guessed they were coconut sugar sweetened at all because they are so light in color, great trick! You never cease to amaze me πŸ™‚

  17. They look unbelievably incredible. You are amazing. Man you husband and daughter have to be the luckiest people on earth. There is not question you are brilliant. Just amazing. Good job with developing these recipes. I love the whole white theme in the pics. Really showcased these cookies brilliantly. Although I can’t eat almonds or cashews I think I am going to make these at some point anyway so I can share with my friends and family.

    • Hahahaha I make lots of typos. I really need to proof read. But I am sure you catch my drift. Silly me.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh Christina, you always brighten my day! Thank you so much for your kind words, truly. SO happy you love these photos, man they were time-consuming, lol, but I really wanted that snowy winter effect and it was a lot of fun! I’m so sorry, I know you’ve mentioned before you can’t eat almonds or cashews and I SWEAR my first trial was a nut-free one, I really tried, but it’s incredibly hard to create sugar cookies, and have them taste LIKE sugar cookies, without the nuts for richness, since I don’t use oils. It’s so much more challenging to keep the color light, which is why I went with almond flour and cashew butter, it really made them taste vanilla-ish and sweet and kept them light. NO other nuts would work. πŸ™ However, my first nut-free flour combo I tested was perfect, it was just that they were too dry, but I do have an idea to test them out again with something I thought of and I will be sure to post them if they work! Thanks again as always, I remember how much your family loved the pumpkin pie chocolate chip cookies you made on Instagram, so thank you!

      • Yes I can imagine that it is challenging to come up with something that works since it is oil free. But as I said you did a great job developing this recipe. I really could look through your blog all day. I really do enjoy making awesome vegan stuff for other people so its ok that I can’t eat this. However I am hoping perhaps you will come up with something that works as you mentioned. Crossing my fingers. πŸ™‚ I believe my next recipe of yours I am going to make is your fat free mac n cheese. I am hoping to get to it this weekend. I already have most the stuff I need. I can’t wait. Speaking of do you think it would be ok to use coconut aminos in that recipe?

        • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

          So sweet, thank you! Oh, no actually don’t use coconut aminos, it’s too sweet and not salty enough for this cheese recipe. I actually had one reader do it and it didn’t taste right. This one definitely needs the low-sodium soy sauce or even tamari for it to have the right flavor! πŸ™‚

  18. Okay, seriously, did you just read my mind? I’ve been looking for a good healthy sugar cookie recipe this past week and I JUST bought my very first package of rice flour πŸ˜€ perfect timing. I love how pillowy soft these look!!! Yum <3

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Ooooh yes, then these are perfect for you!! Thank you so much Lucie!

  19. Oh Brandi, these look perfect. You made my day! I have just printed off this recipe and I am going to collect the ingredients so I can make them this weekend for my grandkids. This Christmas will be extra special, thanks to you. πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Yay Paula! Thank YOU for the recipe request! I can’t wait to hear what you think of these!

      • I just finished making this recipe, and doing a thorough taste test. πŸ˜‰ They are scrumptious! I love the maple flavoring, and the surprisingly buttery flavor that the cashew butter gives to them. This is going to become our new family tradition–a healthier, kinder version of the classic. Thanks again, Brandi. You’re a treasure!

        • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

          Haha, love the “thorough taste test” that is great! I’m so, so happy you loved these Paula and thank you again for sending your recipe request! Happy they were a hit and that you enjoyed them and their twist on the original! Thanks Paula! πŸ™‚

  20. LOVEEE how healthy this is! I need these sugar cookies in my life asap! I could eat these all day long πŸ˜‰ especially soft inside and crispy edge that’s perfection!!!

  21. I love your adorable winter wonderland!! SO cute and festive. Great job at nailing these mama! I know how hard you worked. They look amazing and I kinda wish I lived in that wonderland of yours so I could eat my way out!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much friend!! You know better than anybody how dang hard I worked on these, haha! You bring some truffles to the winter wonderland ok?? Then we can BOTH eat our way out, LOL!

  22. Brandi!! These look so magical and love the idea of making powdered coconut sugar…must try it. I think I need to stock my pantry with a few additional ingredients and I’ll be set to make these and a few others i’ve saved from your site!

  23. Brandi, these cookies look and sound amazing!! and the pictures are beautiful and so festive! I want to bake sugar cookies this weekend so I will definitely give these a try!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      So sweet of you Carolyn! Thank you so much! I cannot wait to hear what you think! I’ve heard from a couple of readers already and they’ve been a hit, so I hope they are with you as well. Come back and let me know please, thank you!

  24. Love the photography! Almost too pretty to eat, although I think I just may anyways πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      So sweet of you to say Nicole! I’m so happy you love these photos! πŸ™‚

  25. A fun cookie to eat!

  26. Thanks for doing all this work to develop what indeed looks like the perfect vegan gluten free sugar cookie. Yum!

  27. Brandi, these look incredible!!! I can’t get over how gorgeous these photos are – you really did an awesome job with creating a cozy winter wonderland. You continue to amaze me with your magical ways in the kitchen. I can’t even begin to imagine how challenging this recipe was to create because the sugar cookies we grew up with were loaded with butter and/or oil…and bad sugar! Definitely making these very soon – need to grab a couple of the ingredients from the store on Monday. Can’t wait!!

  28. Perfect, healthy sugar cookies and I love the festive pictures! Great job!

  29. What a brilliant recipe Brandi and I love the photographs. It reminds me so much of Frozen. So winter wonderland like and very magical. xo

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      You are so incredibly sweet Nissrine, thank you so much for such a beautiful compliment!!

  30. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into creating these cookies, Brandi! Your tenacity for finding the perfect recipes makes your blog my favorite. ?
    You were right. The batter for these is delightful! Unfortunately I can’t figure out where I messed up with these cookies. I used my food scale for accurate measurement, used the exact items called for, followed each step carefully, but for some reason they came out very gooey and under-cooked. I kept checking every minute afterwards but they were still very wet. I finally doubled the cooking time and they turned out puffed up, dry, and reminded my husband and daughter of the Stella Dora breakfast cookies they used to love, so all was not lost. We will be enjoying them with tea. πŸ™‚
    Please keep your incredible recipes coming, Brandi, because even when I make mistakes everything still taste delicious!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      First off, thank you Colleen for your kind words, I really appeciate it! As far as the cookies, that is SO ODD! I’m completely baffled because I’ve already received 3 reviews on these and they have all been perfect! I made them many times and they were all soft and dry after they had cooled. They are a little undercooked upon removal, but as I mentioned potato starch continues to cook after removal and dry out baked goods. Mine were perfect right around 8 minutes, but like I mentioned in the directions, some ovens can vary. The only thing I can guess is that your oven temp may be a little off? Because if I were to cook mine at 16 minutes, they would be totally burnt and dry. 9 minutes was even pushing it. I do know many ovens vary. I know of at least 3 of my readers who usually have to bake their cookies for a few more minutes with each recipe. Also, you sure you used potato STARCH and not potato flour?? Because potato flour would make them extremely wet. Were you able to roll them into balls before baking? If so, my guess is we simple have very different ovens since yours worked perfectly after doubling the recipe. So glad it worked out in the end Colleen! πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      And a big thank YOU to making so many of my recipes, I get those feedbacks on the time and I love reading them! πŸ™‚

    • My other thought is what type of pan did you use? I just updated the recipe since I noticed they cook more done on a dark metal pan, versus a light aluminum pan. Also, maybe did you accidentally used the glutinous type of sticky white rice flour? It looks the same as regular white rice flour but will leave things much more gooey. That is my only other guess, besides the oven temp being off. I just made another batch this morning and they turned out just perfect again, right at about 8 minutes on the dark pan.

  31. Sugar cookies = hands down, the best cookies on the face of the planet, and your creation…. Ups the ante times 293293! ha ah! No, but seriously.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      So sweet Gigi! I’m so glad you loved these so much!! Thank you for your sweet comment!

  32. Wow, you are so clever, these sound fantastic! Your readers are so lucky you are committed πŸ™‚

  33. Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to brainstorm what could have gone wrong and respond, Brandi!! I did make sure I used the regular white rice flour. I also switched from using my stones, which is my go-to for cookie baking, to metal pans after the first batch. It didn’t make much of a difference, but I don’t have dark metal and that could be part of my problem. The other is that my oven is 30 years old and although I have a pretty good handle on how to work around the age issue, it could certainly be getting worse… hence being able to cook them for double the time. LOL
    If Santa brings me a new oven I will definitely give this recipe another try! πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh yes, that sounds like my mom’s oven, haha! Hers is around 30 years old and anytime she bakes my cookies, they take a few minutes longer too! I was shocked at the difference in the result of the pans, I updated the recipe above because of it. When I made more yesterday, I did one batch on my light baking aluminum pan and one batch on a regular dark metal sheet pan and the dark pan cooked them perfect at 8 minutes, nice firm golden bottoms and the lighter pan didn’t get as cooked of a bottom and took a little longer. Crazy how much a pan makes a difference, haha!
      Glad you were able to make them work though by cooking them longer! πŸ™‚

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  35. Brandi, these are soft and chewy and absolutely to die for! Such a treat! I am so glad I made two batches right away! They are almost gone. They smell and taste divine. Thank you, Dessert Queen! Happy Holidays!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Lana, I’m SO happy to read your wonderful feedback! I loved your pics of these on IG, they were absolutely perfect. SO happy you and your 3 year old loved them so much, thank you for making them and your kind words!

  36. Here is the problem with baking cookies… I sample them!!! πŸ™‚ I usually taste one of what I am making to ensure they are gift worthy. Um, I had more than one of these! Yesterday I thought the Peanut butter cookies were the best. Well those have moved to second place and these sugar cookies move to #1. They are a little crispy on the bottom and then add in chewy and soft. I made half the batch a little smaller and then the rest the regular size. I used the bottom of a 16 oz glass and to press the cookies flat in an effort to get them the same size and width. Once the cookie was the size of the the bottom of the glass I just had to lift and gently pull off. My only challenge was grinding the sugar and that was because I was trying to be quiet this a.m. and doing small pulses. If I were doubling or tripling the batch I would probably use my Kitchenaid mixer as it would combine faster and less overworking of the flour. I’ll let you know should I go that route. Easy to follow recipe with helpful instructions provide a perfect cookie:) Thank you again for a great recipe Brandi!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      I’m so happy to hear this amazing feedback Kathleen!! So thrilled to hear these are your #1 cookies now! So awesome to hear, thank you so much for making them and leaving feedback!

  37. Wow! Made them last night and they are amazing. I thought my sugar cookies days were gone forever. I can’t have oil/ butter. And I thought how can you make them with butter/oil? Well, you figured it out. I also did a substitute and used date sugar in the dough and also can’t have that much sweet and decreased the maple syrup to 5 Tablespoons and put the rest in as water. It worked. I am so thankful to have this recipe. Thank you and Merry Christmas.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Wonderful, I am so happy to hear this Debbie! Thank you so much for the amazing feedback!! I know oil/butter-free is unheard of for sugar cookies, but I was determined to make it happen! So glad you were still able to make them work by reducing the sweetener too, thank you so much!

  38. These are so gorgeous Brandi! I love sugar cookies, and I love how your recipe is oil free!!! They sound so delicious πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so very much Harriet, that is so nice of you!

  39. I’m literally squealing with excitement over these cookies, Brandi! Whipped them up this evening and let’s just say, we almost didn’t bake them because the raw batter was AMAZING!!! I’m in love with how sugary and vanilla-y they are, but without the refined junk or oil! The crackly top, slight crispness and pillow-y center is pure heaven. As soon as they cooled I tucked them away in our cookie jar and ran upstairs…I don’t trust they’d live to see tomorrow otherwise! Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as yours because sadly, I ran out of my favorite almond flour and the brand I had on hand wasn’t as fine…but did the trick because they’re the best darn sugar cookies I’ve had! I continue to be blown away by your creativity – who would have thought to use cashew butter in a sugar cookie?! Anyways, I digress. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. Love you, friend! xoxoxo

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh yay Mandy!! Your feedback totally made my day! I’m so so happy you loved these so much! Thank you so much for making them! I made them last night for my Christmas party and everybody loved them too and was amazed at the flavor with no butter or oil, I was so excited, lol! Thanks again. Merry Christmas! xo

  40. Brandi you have no clue how excited I am about these! YUM!!! I will be trying it out πŸ™‚

  41. Hi Brandi! I made these again and was running out of vanilla so I subbed with almond extract. They came out great and I loved the almond flavor to them.

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      So glad to hear the almond extract worked great too, definitely will try that, thank you Kathleen!

  42. I made your yummy cookies & loved every scrumptious bite!
    These were really fast gone in our house!!! They were just perfect with a vegan cafΓ© latte!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Oh wow, thank you so much Sophie for letting me know! Sounds delicious with a latte!

  43. Honestly, I waited on this cookie because I thought – just another sugar cookie, how boring. Boy was I wrong and it was actually one of the favorite cookies I made this season. I couldnt make them fast enough for my son as he was gobbling them down. They do remind me of a true sugar cookie, very soft and buttery tasting. I was very very surprised and very very happy!! These will be made for all school functions. Thank you!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Thank you so much Estee for the wonderful feedback! I love that your son loved them so much too!

  44. Made these over Christmas holidays and we loved them!!! Now that I think about, should make again!!

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Yes, great idea, thank you so much Julie! So glad they were a hit!

  45. Eva

    These cookies are great! Thanks to your recipes for sweet treats, my kids want me to only make the healthy treats. Yay! πŸ™‚

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Aww thank you so much Eva! Wow, such a compliment! Thank you for the feedback and I loved your pic on Facebook, they looked just perfect!

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  47. I would love to try these!! Do you think they could be made with Bob Red Mill’s all purpose gluten-free flour in place of the white rice flour? I have almond flour, but not the white rice flour. Also, would it be best to combine both the almond and all purpose or just use all purpose? Would the potato starch be necessary if using all-purpose flour??

    • brandi.doming@yahoo.com

      Hi Zakiya! I wouldn’t recommend subbing all of that because I tested this recipe multiple times and can only vouch for what is written above. Using a gluten-free blend could totally alter the texture, taste and liquid ratios and without testing it with Bob’s blend, I have no idea if it would work out or not. It would be better to just buy the rice flour so you don’t take a chance at ruining the recipe by trying Bob’s blend. Rice flour is one of the least expensive flours and I use it a lot in my recipes. I do know that Bob’s blend has gum in it and that alone can change the texture of the cookies. You definitely don’t want to omit the almond flour as that is crucial for the buttery moisture flavor and texture, since I don’t use any oil. If you were to try it, I would sub the GF blend for all of the rice flour and starch, but again, I have no idea how it would work successfully or not.

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