Gluten-Free Eggnog Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

by Amie on November 26, 2012

Happy Monday!

How was everyone’s Thanksgiving? I think I’m still full, hehe.

Okay enough of that. Now onto Christmas.  Well, Christmas cookies, that is. And I’ve got just the cookie for your holiday sweet tooth. Because what’s a holiday without a lil’ celebration cookie squeezed in there? Right?

Now I’d consider myself a pretty big cookie lover. There was a time in college when my roommate and I would sit and watch Sex in the City with a batch of homemade cookies between us and a bit of icing to dip ‘em into. Those were the days.

I’ve enjoyed more than a few sugar cookies in my day. My Nannie mad the most amazing sugary, buttery Christmas cookies that I can recall inhaling when I was 5 years old. In my mind, it doesn’t get much better than a simple sugar cookie dipped into some chocolate hazelnut butter. Okay now I’m hungry.

But gluten-free sugar cookies? Without that buttery-yucky taste? You want it. You got it.

My clients asked me last week how they’ve lived on this earth without making a fluffy sugar cookie. I just looked at them and worked my magic.  What’s the magic touch, you ask?

Simple: an ice cream scooper.

Yep. It makes these sugar cookies nice n’ fluffy and fun to pop in your mouth.

They’re bit sized and o’ so cute.

Especially for a holiday party.

Don’t ya think?

If you’re anything like my clients, you look for every excuse to eat a cookie.  They pretty much just make everything so much better.

I’m warning you though. Without an ice cream scooper, these cookies just won’t be the same. You need it for that fluffy little ball-like shape. They kinda remind me of those plastic golf balls we played with as kids ’cause they’re so light n’ fluffy….I kinda wanna juggle with ‘em.

Yes, they’re that fun.

I absolutely love ‘em, especially alongside a glass of homemade apple cider.

Get your bake on, ladies. Come on. Put that cute lil’ apron on and get busy.

These lil’ babies will put a nice ol’ smile on your face.

For sure.


And don’t forget to head over to my Facebook Page starting December 1st where I’m hosting the ’25 Days of Christmas’ Giveaway Every Day. I’ll be giving away a new gluten-free gift everyday from December 1st-December 25th.
Enjoy and Good Luck!

3.7 from 3 reviews

Gluten-Free Eggnog Cinnamon Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 24
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Vegan
  • 2 cups Pamela’s All Purpose Gluten Free Flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • ½ tsp. Frontier Organic Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. Frontier Organic Nutmeg
  • ½ cup Earth Balance Vegan Butter Sticks, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Egg Substitute for 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. Frontier Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ cup So Delicious Eggnog (Dairy-Free)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, sea salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar until creamy, then add egg substitute, vanilla and eggnog; mix well. Add flour mixture to the wet mixture; mix well.
  3. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop dough into balls. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet.
  4. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Servings: 24 Serving Size: 1 cookie Calories: 105.0 cal • Fat: 4.3 g • Protein: 1.3g • Carb: 16.1 g • Fiber: 1.1 g • Sugar: 9.0 g • Sodium: 134.5 mg


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Shirley @ gfe November 26, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Gorgeous cookies, Amie! What the little shreds in the photos, in the cookies and on the table? Ginger? Don’t think that’s shown in the recipe, so I’m curious.



Amie November 26, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Thanks so much Shirley; so great to hear from you! I use lemon zest to garnish many of my photos. I often serve the zest with the recipe but in this case I did not, so I didn’t include it in the recipe. Hope that helps. I bet ginger would be great too though!


Shirley @ gfe November 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm

Of course, lemon zest!! Duh. Brain fog moment here, I guess. LOL Loved all the photos and can’t wait to try your recipe soon!



Amie November 26, 2012 at 1:19 pm

No worries at all Shirley; have a great day. xox


BEVERLY MILLEY November 27, 2012 at 6:17 am




Amie November 27, 2012 at 9:47 am

Thanks Bev! Have a great week and enjoy!


Jackie November 27, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Hi Amie-

Thank you for getting me all excited for a yummy cookie recipe that didn’t disappoint when I read the ingredients ;) I’m wondering if these would work using Ener-G egg replacer? We are egg free. Can’t wait to make these!


Amie November 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Thanks so much Jackie; I’m sure the Ener-G would work great! Enjoy and have a lovely holiday! xo


April November 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Hi I was wondering, I have coconut flour and spelt flour, would either of those work in this recipe? Also, you specify egg substitute, any particular sub?


Amie November 27, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Thanks April; I didn’t try to use coconut or spelt so I’m not sure about that. I use the chia seed and water egg substitute. Hope that helps; have a great holiday season!!


April November 28, 2012 at 9:38 am

Thanks! I’ll try it and let you know how it goes!!!


Amie November 28, 2012 at 9:43 am

Thank you April; enjoy!!


Eric C Lindstrom November 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

“Get your bake on, ladies. Come on. Put that cute lil’ apron on and get busy.”

… is it okay if I make them?


Amie November 27, 2012 at 4:41 pm

You are hysterical; I am cracking up! Of course you can make them Eric! I hope you enjoy them; put on your apron and have some fun. Happy Holidays!!! So nice to hear from you.


Eric Lindstrom November 27, 2012 at 4:55 pm

Apron is on. Can’t wait to use my ice cream scoop on these!


Amie November 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Love it! Take a picture; I’m dying to see that apron. Enjoy Eric; these are so good!


Swathi November 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm

I need this cookie, delicious. Sugar cookies are my favorite.


Amie November 30, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Thank you so much; hope you enjoy it. Happy Holidays!


Lisa December 4, 2012 at 10:15 am

Oh Amie, these sound amazing. I’m going to take a couple of my grandmother’s cookie recipes and convert them into gluten free this year. I gave myself a year to mourn the loss of family favorites but now I need to make new traditions. I think these will be a lovely new edition to my cookie arsenal!


Jackie December 8, 2012 at 1:12 pm

So I made these last night. I’m not vegan (but egg free) so I used regular stick butter in the recipe and Ener-G egg replacer for the egg. They tasted GREAT! However they didn’t bake up anything like the pictures :( Instead, they spread out and were thin. Was this a result of the butter? I’ve never used the Earth’s Balance sticks. Do they have a consistency of shortening? I have some Palm Oil shortening on hand and wonder if that would work better? Any input would be appreciated. These taste so good I want to make them for gifts to my GF friends :) Thank so much!


Amie December 8, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Thanks Jackie; the result may have been the butter. Maybe add a bit more baking powder and see if that helps! Have a fabulous holiday season!


Alizon December 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Jackie, I was just about to make the same comment. These were amazingly tasty using real butter and real egg- but spread out huge and paper thin. I know in regular cookie-making this will happen if the butter gets too warm in mixing, so I threw the batter in the freezer for a while before baking. Same result. I can’t use earth balance because of its soy and canola content- I may try coconut oil next time. I’ll share if I have any luck with it!


Amie December 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Thanks Alizon (love the spelling of your name, by the way). Please let us know how it turns out with the coconut oil. Happy Holidays!!


Charlotte Moore December 7, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Do you think Jules flour would work?


Lee Ann December 8, 2013 at 11:09 am

I have never heard of nor seen SO Delicious. Where is it sold? These cookies look yummy and I love egg nog.


Amie December 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

Lee Ann, they are sold at Whole Foods Market and many health food stores. You can check out more on their website too! Enjoy!


Bayla Lowy February 15, 2014 at 9:05 pm

Your recipes are simply delicious! Thanks. For the Egg Nog cookie recipe, I can only drink Almond Milk not Soy Delicious. Would this recipe still work?
Please let me know.


Amie February 16, 2014 at 10:55 am

This recipe does not call for soy. None of my recipes have soy in them. I never use soy- So Delicious makes almond milk and coconut milk- that is what I am referring to. Yes, you can use So Delicious almond milk or another almond milk.


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