Bring on the holiday baking! I am starting with these Gluten Free Sugar Cookies. These gluten free sugar cookies are perfect for cookie swaps and parties. They contain far less sugar than traditional cookie recipes. I think my 5 Minute Healthy Frosting would be great on these! This healthier sugar cookie recipe is also vegan in addition to being gluten free. All you need is 9 ingredients!
I used palm shortening in this recipe and here is why. One of the key ingredients in sugar cookies is butter. I don’t want to use margarine or some other kind of vegan butter. I also didn’t think coconut oil would have worked in this recipe. So I used the palm shortening. I used Nutiva palm shortening which comes from a sustainable source. Since it’s not something I use on a regular basis, I was okay with it in this recipe. One thing I did different than most sugar cookie recipes is that I cut the sugar amount in half.