Every year I try to find the best grain-free cookie recipe without a lot of ingredients, that’s not too complicated to make. Not only is this the best grain-free cookie recipe (in my humble opinion), but it’s also the easiest! This Christmas cookie recipe is also egg-free, coconut-free and nut-free and uses just one single flour. Cassava flour!
Hooray for simple, gluten-free sugar cookies your entire family can enjoy.
Grain-Free Cookie Recipe Review
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My heart beats for simple, allergy-friendly recipes, and this one from Gabrielle Schneider of Beyond The Bite passes the bar. Check out my recipe review below!
The main ingredients of this grain-free sugar cookie are Cassava flour and non-hydrogenated palm shortening. In case it isn’t obvious, I really like SIMPLE! 🙂 Naturally, this recipe jumped out at me because it has a short list of ingredients and is very allergy-friendly.
For most allergy families, you will already have these ingredients on hand. Or, if you don’t have Cassava flour (this one is my favorite), you can also sub coconut flour. Just be careful as coconut flour soaks up A LOT of liquid so you may need to use a little less flour than what’s called for in the recipe.
Handling The Dough
My only challenge when making this recipe; the dough was a little sticky. Then, when I cut the cookie shapes, I couldn’t lift them off the parchment paper to put them on the baking sheet. We had to do a little finagling.
BUT, there could be a few reasons for that: 1) I may have been heavy handed on the liquid ingredients and/or, 2) I didn’t precisely measure my flour.
When using grain-free baking flour, precise measurements are imperative. I’m more a “pinch and a dash” kind of girl, so learn from my mistake. 🙂
When making any cookie dough, just be sure to check if it’s the right consistency by kneading it with your hands and even rolling out a little to test with a cookie cutter. (I neglected this step. Oops!)
Thankfully, the “fix” for sticky dough is quite easy. If yours is a little on the stickier side like mine, you can simply add approximately 1 TBS of Cassava flour and blend to get the right consistency.
For Gabrielle’s complete grain-free sugar cookie recipe, CLICK HERE.
Using A Cookie Stamp
My daughter’s favorite part of Christmas cookie baking is using our Brown Bag Cookie Art Santa cookie stamp. My dear Mom gave it to me, and at first, we thought it was kind of funny. Um, you know, that shape of it and all. 🙂 But look how cute those Santa cookies turned out?
To use the cookie stamp, roll a 1 1/2 to 2-inch ball of dough and then press the cookie stamp down onto the dough from the top. That’s it!
I recommend the cookie stamps with a long handle (like this or this gorgeous set) as it’s easiest to work with. Plus, it makes a great decoration during the holidays. We set our Santa stamp out on the dining room buffet with other Christmas decorations.
A cherished Christmas memory for years to come.
Dairy-Free, Vanilla Frosting Recipe
This recipe is quite easy as well and uses a little bit of the Cassava flour and palm shortening which you use for the grain-free cookies. Additional ingredients include…
- canned coconut milk – Look for full-fat canned coconut milk (not the kind in the milk cartons). Also, avoid fillers such as guar gum.
- maple sugar – OR finely ground coconut sugar (such as this one) since it’s easier to source and I had some on hand.
- pure vanilla
For the complete, dairy-free frosting recipe from Gabrielle at Beyond The Bite, CLICK HERE.
I hope you find my grain-free cookie review helpful! Now, since I did the hard work of scouring the internet to find the BEST grain-free cookie recipe (that’s made with only cassava flour), I hope you will give it a try and let me know what you think!
What’s your favorite Christmas baking tradition?
Love and Peace,
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