All Occasion Sugar Cookies

Okay…So, I know what you are thinking. Why didn’t she post this before Valentines Day?? Sorry, procrastination is my biggest flaw. Lucky for all of you, St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner! Sugar cookies are such a tradition in my family. My Mom always had heart-shaped cookies for me to take to school on Valentines Day or Christmas cookies during the holidays.  It was something I always enjoyed helping my Mom do. Sugar cookies are a tedious job, let me tell you! Rolling, cutting and decorating takes time. That’s what makes them so special.  A lot of love goes into making these cookies and it always brings back memories of feeling special as a child. Decorate them however you want, sugar sprinkles, icing, ect. They are wonderful!

All Occasion Sugar Cookies

  • 2/3 c. Sugar
  • 1/2 c. Butter or Earth Balance
  • 1/2 c. Spectrum Shortening or Crisco
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 c. Gluten-Free All-purpose Flour
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp. Sea Salt

Preheat oven to 400 F.  In a large mixing bowl beat sugar, butter, and shortening. Add egg and vanilla and beat well.  In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add to sugar mixture and beat on low-speed, scraping bowl often until dough is mixed. Roll out and cut into desired shapes. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.


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