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

Gluten Free Decorated Cookies for Valentine’s Day

I am forever on the hunt for a delicious, healthy, sugar cookie recipe. I think I found it! These Gluten-Free Decorated Cookies for Valentine’s Day are my new roll out, cut out cookie favorites.

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

Growing up my favorite decorated cookie recipe was hands-down my Mom‚Äôs ‚ÄúWhite Sugar Cookies‚ÄĚ. Thanks to Mrs. Jones, who I never had the privilege of meeting. She shared many recipes with my Mom that became staples in my childhood home.

Mrs. Jones was my parent’s elderly, go-to neighbor when they were newly married. I can imagine how this older, seasoned housewife brought a world of welcome advice, assistance, and recipes to my young Mom.

Isn’t it funny how recipes and a boatload of memories are handed down through the generations? Also funny that my Mom called her ‚ÄúMrs. Jones‚ÄĚ. I actually don’t know her first name. You gotta love that good old fashioned respect.

Valentine Cut Out Sugar Cookies

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. ūüėĀ

Healthy Cookie Recipe Benefits

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 or Fix 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 post. Click HERE.

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
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 16-18 cookies 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


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




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.

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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  • Barb
    Posted at 05:12h, 28 February Reply

    These were delicious! Easy to roll out and cut too.

    • cindy munson
      Posted at 17:18h, 01 March Reply

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for trying the recipe Barb.

  • Jim
    Posted at 02:27h, 17 March Reply

    These were really good. They don’t taste healthy at all.

    • cindy munson
      Posted at 00:06h, 18 March Reply

      I am so glad you enjoyed them. Yes, I agree they taste too good to be “healthy”!

  • Heidi
    Posted at 20:34h, 09 January Reply

    So yummy! Such a great healthy alternative.

    • cindy
      Posted at 20:37h, 09 January Reply

      I am sooo glad you enjoyed them! Thank you!

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