Easy, healthy, gluten free, refined sugar free, white sugar cookies to bake

Gluten-free Sugar Cookie Recipe

I am forever on the hunt for a delicious, healthy, sugar cookie recipe. I think I found it! This Gluten-free Sugar Cookie Recipe is my new rollout, cut-out cookie favorite.

My perfect cookie is gluten-free, without refined sugar and the guilt that comes with it. 😉 I know you will love them too!

Growing up my favorite decorated cookie recipe was hands-down my Mom’s “White Sugar Cookies”.

The recipe was from Mrs. Jones, my parent’s elderly go-to neighbor when they were newly married.

This seasoned housewife brought a world of advice, assistance, and recipes to my young Mom.

It is heartwarming how recipes intertwined with memories are handed down through the generations.

Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie Recipe

These decorated cookies have a lovely smooth texture, are sturdy, and roll out beautifully. They have just the right balance of crispness and softness. Also, a perfect hint of salt.

You’ll love how easy and quick it comes together with only 5 ingredients. Yes, FIVE. And it tastes great even if you slightly overbake it. Not that I would ever do such a thing. 😁

Healthy Cookie Recipe

I think you will find today’s nutritious cookie recipe the perfect substitute for your unhealthy favorites. It delivers everything you want and need; deliciousness and fewer carbs.

With almond flour, egg, and European butter, (for example, Kerrygold grass-fed butter), you get additional health benefits too!

Tips to Improve Your Cookies

This cookie recipe is very reliable but it’s always a good idea to know and apply basic cooking making, measuring, and baking skills. Once you know them, your cookies will be better and more consistent.

To learn how to make cookies even better check out this cookie post!

I hope you will give this gluten-free decorated cookie recipe a try this Valentine’s Day. I will definitely be testing it on my brothers to see if it lives up to Mrs. Jone’s quality.

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Easy, healthy, gluten free, refined sugar free, white sugar cookies to bake

Gluten Free Decorated Cookies for Valentine’s Day

  • Author: Cindy Munson
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 1618 cookies 1x


Treat yourself on Valentine’s Day! You can have all the fun and enjoyment of decorated cookies without the gluten and refined sugar!


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6 tablespoons Grass-fed butter, softened
1/3 cup Swerve Confectioners Sugar or 3 tablespoons Honey
1 1/2 cups Blanched Almond Flour
1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 teaspoon Almond Extract


2 1/2 tablespoons grass-fed butter, softened
8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Swerve confectioners sugar
2-3 tablespoons of almond milk
1/8 teaspoon almond extract



Cream butter in the bowl of an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Slowly add the remaining ingredients and blend until incorporated.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for dough for an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment or waxed paper. Make shapes using your favorite cookie cutters. Bake until firm and slightly golden. Watch closely for your desired doneness. Approximately 10-14 minutes. Cool before decorating.


In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend the butter and cream cheese on medium-high until smooth. Slowly add confectioners sugar, almond extract, and almond milk. Continue to mix until frosting is sugar is fully incorporated and smooth.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Gluten Free, Healthy, Decorated, Sugar, Cookies, Valentine’s Day, Swerve

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Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours! Let me know if you make this recipe for a loved one in the comments below.


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