Vanilla Star Cookies on a white background with some cookies frosted and others left plain

Gluten-Free Vanilla Star Cookies

These Gluten-Free Vanilla Star Cookies will brighten up your holiday dessert table. These sugar cookies are an excellent hostess gift, too.

5 from 2 votes
Vanilla Star Cookies on a white background with some cookies frosted and others left plain
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Vanilla Star Cookies

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Fridge Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 15 cookies
Calories: 161kcal


  • cup (150 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup (62 g) powdered sugar
  • 1⅔ cups (200 g) gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons (24 g) almond flour
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) pure vanilla extract
  • teaspoons (6 g) granulated sugar

For the icing:

  • ½ cup (62 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) orange juice
  • teaspoons (7.5 mL) lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 340°F.
  • Beat the butter and powdered sugar using a mixer for 5-7 minutes. Sift in the gluten-free all-purpose flour, add the vanilla, and mix for 2 minutes. Add almond flour and knead into a ball with your hands. Wrap in plastic wrap and put in the fridge for about 45 minutes.
  • Divide the dough into 3 portions and roll out one at a time to about ⅓ inch thick, dusting your work surface with flour if necessary. Keep the rest of the dough in the refrigerator. Cut out star shapes with a cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle a few cookies with granulated sugar. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Prepare the icing. Mix powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon of orange juice. Stir thoroughly and add lemon juice, stirring to make the icing properly combined and thick. Decorate approximately half of the cookies, omitting those that have been sprinkled with sugar.


Nutrition Facts
Vanilla Star Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 254IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 15mg2%
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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