These Lofthouse copycat gluten free soft frosted sugar cookies are soft and cakey. They are the perfect gluten free soft frosted sugar cookies cutout recipe!
For a year I have been trying to re-create those soft, cakey, sugar cookies with frosting and sprinkles that come in a clear plastic clamshell at the grocery store. I remember eating one at some sort of church activity, back in my gluten-eating days. Yum! Not overly sweet, just right. I tried to create those soft sugar cookies using normal wheat flour and still wasn’t able to get it right, but now I have, and Gluten Free too!
I bake some gluten-free soft frosted sugar cookies over Christmas and put a little peppermint extract in the frosting and sprinkled the gluten free soft frosted cookies with crushed candy canes. They also make great Valentine’s day gluten free soft frosted sugar cookies.
My husband brought some to work with him yesterday, his coworkers confirmed that they do not taste gluten free at all.
The secret to soft and cakey gluten free soft frosted sugar cookies is roll it out pretty thick. Try to avoid handling it too much, and do NOT over bake. It is much better to under bake your gluten free soft frosted sugar cookies. It will not look done when you take it out of the oven, but that is what carryover cooking is for. They are a pretty close Lofthouse sugar cookie copycat once frosted, but are perfect once you let them sit in an airtight container overnight. The extra moisture from the frosting softens any crunchy edges and you have the perfect gluten free soft frosted sugar cookies.
To make these dairy-free too use your favorite dairy-free butter substitute or shortening instead of butter in the cookies.
I’ve baked these gluten free soft frosted sugar cookies hundreds of times, it is one of my most popular recipes and I’m always asked to bake them. It has been included in my cookbook, The Essential Gluten-Free Cookie Guide, and I’ve even baked them on TV (when I was 8 months pregnant too.)
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