Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Sugar Cookies

When adapting a healthier lifestyle, it becomes a little more difficult to find treats that don’t taste like cardboard. But I can proudly say that you will not notice that these cookies don’t have gluten or dairy! They taste absolutely amazing, but bring much less of an inflammatory load than the traditional sugar cookie. This recipe has been adapted by my sister and myself to accommodate our healthy lifestyle changes over the past years. We are both happy to share these gluten-free dairy-free sugar cookies with you and your family, to help make your health and taste buds both happy!


gluten-free dairy-free sugar cookies


1 Cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil (Butter Flavor)

1 Cup Organic Cane Sugar

1 Pasture-Raised Egg

1 Teaspoon Organic Vanilla Extract

1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract

2 Tablespoons Unsweetened Almond Milk

3 Cups Namaste Gluten-Free Flour Blend

1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder



Cream the softened coconut oil and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining wet ingredients and continue to beat together.  In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder and mix thoroughly. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and combine well.  The dough works best when chilled for about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Roll out the dough onto a floured surface or onto parchment paper. Place the cookies on a cookie sheet after cutting with your favorite cookie cutters. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool before frosting.


dairy-free frosted gluten-free sugar cookies


Dairy-Free Buttercream Frosting


1/2 Cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Oil (Butter Flavor) 

1/2 Cup Nutiva Organic Palm Shortening

3/4 Cups Organic Powered Sugar (depending on desired consistency)

Unsweetened Almond Milk as needed for desired consistency

1 Teaspoon Organic Vanilla Extract

1 Teaspoon Almond Extract

Add Plant-Based Food Coloring if desired



Cream together the coconut oil and shortening in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add in the powdered sugar and extracts, and continue to add sugar and milk until desired consistency is reached. Feel free to add plant-based food coloring to achieve the perfectly decorated cookies.


Whether you’re looking for that perfect Christmas gift, or maybe something for a special event, here is a list that won’t disappoint! Focus more on health promotion and practicality, rather than the glitz and glam. You may be buying for someone that has an extremely healthy lifestyle, or maybe someone that needs a little boost in the right direction. Either way, giving a gift that shows that you care for their health as much as your own, is the best gift of all.  And don’t forget that giving to support emotional health is just as important, if not more, than physical health.  Happy “healthy gift giving“! (Make sure to click each for a link to my recommendations).

Emotional Health Promoting Gifts

Physical Health Promoting Gifts

Don’t get discouraged with the amount of health promoting gifts to chose from on my “Healthy” Gift Giving list! Get creative, use your crafty side, and make something that will mean more than an expensive gift. Do you love to make lotions or soaps? Grab some essential oils and organic butters/creams and make some home-made lotion for your close friends. Do you love to bake? Throw together some healthy treats and put them in a cute container, finished with a bow. Maybe you want to bring some inspiration to a friend? Buy a gratitude journal and add in some inspiring words to add a personal touch. Inspiring and sharing the gift of health can’t be beat!

Happy Gifting!