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A pile of cookies using a snickerdoodle recipe for a gluten-free dessert.
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Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

Gluten free snickerdoodles that are melt-in-your-mouth soft!!  Sugar cookies get coated in a sweet cinnamon-sugar coating for the perfect gluten free cookie recipe.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 32 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 199 kcal


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups white rice flour*
  • 1 cup tapioca starch*
  • 1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum*
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon

Cinnamon-Sugar Coating

  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer place butter and sugar. Beat on medium for 1 minute.

  3. Add eggs and vanilla. Continue mixing on medium for another minute.

  4. In a separate bowl combine flour, starch, xanthan gum, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt and 1 t. cinnamon. Toss to combine.

  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture until all ingredients are well incorporated.

  6. In a medium, shallow bowl place ¼ c. white sugar and 2 t. cinnamon. Toss to combine.

  7. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of dough, shape into a ball and then roll in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Repeat with remaining dough.

  8. **Place rolled cookie dough balls in the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes to ensure a perfectly soft and fluffy cookie!**

  9. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.

  10. Place cookie dough balls evenly spaced on baking sheets.

  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until cookies are cooked through.

  12. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*You can also use 3 cups gluten-free 1-to-1 flour blend instead of the white rice flour, tapioca starch, and xanthan gum.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Snickerdoodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 158mg7%
Potassium 87mg2%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 260IU5%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.