Last Updated on December 24, 2019 by Ellen Christian
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Have you ever tried coffee creamer cookies? It can be such a challenge coming up with gluten-free recipes, but you are going to LOVE these Gluten-Free French Vanilla Sugar Cookies! They have all the delicious yumminess of French Vanilla coffee creamer.
Gluten-Free French Vanilla Sugar Cookies
These coffee creamer cookies are a huge hit at our house. I always try to keep gluten-free cookies on hand during the holidays since my daughter is gluten intolerant. You never know if your guests have food intolerances so it’s best to plan ahead. And, these gluten-free French vanilla sugar cookies are always popular.
But, you can definitely change up the flavor depending on what you’re baking. Why not try Peppermint Mocha sugar cookies or Pumpkin Spice? Or maybe Hazelnut coffee creamer cookies are on your list instead of French vanilla sugar cookies.
Now, my mother loves decorating sugar cookies. She goes all out each year and sends over a plate for Marty and the kids. She uses frosting, sprinkles, candy pieces, icing, etc. and does an amazing job. Me, on the other hand, I hate decorating cookies. So, I generally sprinkle powdered sugar on them and call it a day,
Big sugar cookies for decorating
You can make these cookies in any size you like depending on the size of your cookie cutters. You will need to watch the time when you’re cooking to be sure they’re done. But, you can make big sugar cookies for decorating with the kids or you can make tiny sugar cookies for dunking in your coffee.
If you make these in snowflake shapes, it looks impressive when you cover it with powdered sugar. But, I will admit that a pretty decorated Santa or Christmas tree looks nicer than a plain cookie. Make sure that if you do decorate them with colors, you use natural food coloring to avoid the artificial dyes.
Puffy sugar cookies
If you like puffy sugar cookies (you know the cake like sugar cookies), this is the recipe that you want. The cookies are big and soft rather than crispy. They’re similar to the ones you buy in the bakery section of the grocery store. You know the ones that are covered with big layer of frosting and then topped with sprinkles? They are my husband’s absolute favorite Christmas treat.
These really are the easiest Gluten-Free French Vanilla Sugar Cookies I’ve made. To change up the flavor, you can use different types of Coffee-Mate creamer. You can even make these for other holidays and use different shaped cookie cutters. Your guests won’t believe you when you tell them they are coffee creamer cookies.
Mini French vanilla sugar cookies
Get the kids involved and give them their own little cookie cutters to help you. I love these little miniature cookie cutters. Make sure you watch the time when you cook your French vanilla sugar cookies to be sure that the edges don’t get too brown. It’s so much fun to have the kids in the kitchen!
Adding coffee creamer to cake mix
Can you use coffee creamer in baking? Yes, I’ve had a few people ask me about adding coffee creamer to cake mix. And, there are lots of uses for coffee creamer besides putting it in your coffee. You can replace some or all of the liquid in your cake recipe with coffee creamer. Change up the flavor depending on what type of cake you’re baking.
So, if you don’t have coffee creamer for these coffee creamer cookies, you can still make them. I know that overseas, coffee creamer isn’t exactly as easy to find as it is here. So, if for some reason you cannot find coffee creamer, you can substitute heavy whipping cream instead of the creamer. It won’t have the yummy flavor that creamer has. But, you will still get a big fluffy Christmas cookie.
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- 3 cups sifted gluten-free all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 Tbsp French Vanilla Coffee-Mate
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Sift together flour, baking powder, and sugar.
- Cut in butter and blend with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
- With a fork, stir in lightly beaten egg and Coffee-Mate.
- Blend well with fork, then your hands to ensure thorough blending.
- Chill dough for one hour.
- Roll on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters.
- Or, drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
- If you're using colored sugar sprinkles, sprinkle them with sprinkles now.
- Or, bake for 6 - 7 minutes, or until lightly brown.
- Cool completely and frost.
Change the flavor of the coffee creamer for an entirely new taste.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 165Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 96mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 9gProtein: 2g
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