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Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe

This gluten-free snickerdoodle recipe is perfect for when you want a sweet and soft cinnamon sugar cookie. It’s an easy to make gluten-free cookies that’s perfect with a cup of tea, coffee or on it’s own.

Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe - Tayler Silfverduk, celiac dietitian

About Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles, like most cookies, are typically made with wheat flour. Their history is likely German in origin (according to the Joy of Cooking). Which make sense considering it’s a cookie covered in the warming spice: cinnamon. Thus, making for the perfect treat during cold winters.

No wonder it’s a Christmas cookie favorite now.

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Cookie Ingredients

There are a couple of important things to note about the ingredients in this gluten-free snickerdoodle cookie recipe.

The first thing is, this recipe calls for Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-free 1-1 Flour. I have not tried this recipe with other flour and I purposely used Bobs Red Mill 1-1 Gluten-free flour because it’s been the one I think preforms best with cookies.

What I espeically like about the flour is that it already includes xanthan gum, so you don’t have to add any in. And before anyone asks, yes, xanthan gum is safe to cook with.

This recipe also calls for 1 tsp baking powder as a leavening but you could substitute it for 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1 tsp cream of tartar if you wanted

Lastly, this recipe calls for 2 eggs and butter. But you can easily make these gluten-free sugar cookies vegan too if you use an egg replacer (I like Bob’s Red Mill’s version) or flax eggs and coconut oil. (Note that substituting the eggs and butter may slightly change the outcomes).

Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe - Tayler Silfverduk, celiac dietitian

How to enjoy this recipe

These gluten-free snickerdoodle cookies are perfect to serve during the holidays, along with coffee, or all year long if you’re a big cinnamon fan.

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodle Recipe

Delicious gluten-free snickerdoodles (or cinnamon sugar cookies).
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: dessert
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
Servings: 18


  • 2 1/2 cup bobs red mill gluten-free 1:1 flour (substituting may seriously change the outcome of the cookies)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (or coconut oil)
  • 2 eggs (or egg replace or flax eggs)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • cinnamon sugar (mix 2 tbsp sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon) (for rolling)


  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a small bowl combine the sugar and cinnamon for rolling
  • In another bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer or in normal bowl cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix well
  • Now, slowly add the flour mixture into the butter and egg mixture until a dough-like mixture forms (you made need to add more flour)
  • Shape the dough into small balls and roll into the cinnamon-sugar mixture
  • Place the cookies on a foil-lined baking tray (do not flatten the cookies)
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes
  • Allow cookies to rest on the baking sheet before allowing to cool completely on a rack.
  • Enjoy


I made this with King Arthur cup for cup and it came out yummy too!
Gluten-free Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe - Tayler Silfverduk, celiac dietitian

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