This Jingle and Mingle holiday party is sure to be a hit! The red hot sugar cookies make the perfect addition and are so delicious!

Red Hot Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Chandice
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-9 minutes
  • Total Time: About 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 dozen cookies
  • Category: sweet treats, cookies
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american


These red hot sugar cookies are both gluten-free and so delicious! Everyone will love how buttery and soft they are and nobody will EVER know they are gluten-free!


1 C brown rice flour

1 1/4 C white rice flour, plus more for dusting

1 C potato starch

1/2 C tapioca starch

1/3 C arrowroot flour

1 tsp. xanthan gum

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. baking powder

1 1/3 C butter, softened

1 1/2 C sugar

2 tsp. gluten-free vanilla extract

1 tsp. gluten-free almond extract

1/2 C butter, softened

4 C powdered sugar

1-2 T milk as needed to get the consistency you want

1/4 C completely crushed red hot candies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy

Add vanilla and almond extracts

In another bowl, combine remaining ingredients

Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until well combined

Refrigerate dough for 1 hour

Heavily flour your work surface with white rice flour

Place half the dough on to surface and top with more white rice flour

Roll out dough and cut out shapes with cookie cutters

Gently place cookies on a greased or silicone mat lined baking sheet (I use a spatula)

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-9 minutes or until slightly golden brown

Cool on pan 3-5 minutes then transfer to a wire rack

Continue with the other half of the dough

While all the cookies are cooling, whip together butter, powdered sugar and red hot candies to make a delicious red hot frosting

Frost the cookies once they are completely cooled


Because of how buttery and delicious these cookies are, they are a bit more fragile. Just use lots of white rice flour on the surface you are working on as well as on top of the dough when rolling it out.

Keywords: cookies, sweet treats, red hot, sugar cookies