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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!
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5 from 6 votes

Red Hot Sugar Cookies

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!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time9 hrs 48 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: cookies, Sweet Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free sugar cookies, soft cookie recipe, sugar cookies
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 231kcal
Author: Chandice

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 143mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.2mg