Vanilla Cookies

Gluten-Free Vanilla Cookies

These gluten-free Vanilla Cookies are a versatile, holiday-worthy cookie recipe that can be cut into stars or whatever shape you choose. These make perfect gifts for the holidays!

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Vanilla Cookies
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Vanilla Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Refrigeration Time3 d
Course: Dessert
Servings: 25 Cookies
Calories: 112kcal


  • 1 cup (160 g) brown rice flour, plus more for rolling*
  • ½ cup (48 g) almond flour
  • ½ cup (60 g) corn flour*
  • ½ cup (95 g) potato starch*
  • teaspoon (2 g) kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ cup (115 g) unsalted butter or dairy-free buttery sticks, at room temperature
  • ½ cup (100 g) light brown sugar
  • Seeds scraped from 2 vanilla pods
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1-4 tablespoons (15-60 mL) cold water (as needed)
  • 1 tablespoon (8 g) powdered sugar, for dusting


  • Preheat the oven to 355°F. Line two 8x11-inch baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together brown rice flour, almond flour, corn flour, potato starch, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar, and vanilla seeds together, until a thick paste forms – about 20-40 seconds.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, and mix until a dough forms, about 2 minutes. Add egg yolks and 1 tablespoon of water and continue mixing until the dough comes together in a ball. Add more water if the dough is too dry, sandy, and doesn’t come together. The dough should be smooth and a bit wet, but you should be able to handle it with your hands without sticking.
  • Turn the dough out onto the lightly floured counter and shape into a disk. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out, about ⅓-inch thick. Cut using a star-shaped cutter and place cookies on the prepared baking trays.
  • Bake until lightly golden brown on the edges and aromatic, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Let cool completely, then dust with powdered sugar and store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • Tip: These cookies freeze beautifully! Just place them in an airtight container or freezer bag and keep frozen for up to three months.


*You can replace these flours with equal parts gluten-free all-purpose flour blend of your choice.


Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 36mg2%
Potassium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 134IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 14mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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