Gluten Free Fall Cookies Recipe

by Carol Kicinski on October 11, 2018

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Warning: bragging alert! Ok everyone … I have to say that I am pretty impressed with myself. I’m not going to lie, I completely mean to toot my own horn when I say this! I discovered a simple way to make a SunButter-based cookie dough that can be rolled out and cut into shapes. Usually people make sugar cookies and other types to be rolled out, but this is the first time I’ve attempted (and succeeded!) in applying this concept to a SunButter cookie. May I present to you, my Gluten Free Fall Cookies recipe.

This recipe is delicious, pretty simple, and absolutely perfect for fall. I cut mine into fall leaf shapes but you could use any kind of cookie cutter you’d like. Make these into Halloween cookies or save the recipe for Thanksgiving and cut them into turkey shapes, or even Christmas shapes!

The base of this is similar to a sugar cookie (sugar, butter, flour) but also has a nutty flavor thanks to SunButter (a nut-free sunflower seed butter which makes a great peanut butter alternative).

After making these, you’ll officially be in the fall spirit and will hopefully be just as excited about a rollable SunButter cookie dough as I am! (The possibilities are endless.)

Gluten-Free Sunbutter Fall Cookies Recipe

Gluten Free Fall Cookies Recipe


1 cup Creamy SunButter
1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
¾ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
4 cups all-purpose gluten free flour blend
Chocolate cookie decorating icing


In the bowl of a stand mixer, preferably fitted with a paddle attachment, combine the SunButter, butter, and both sugars. Mix on low until everything is incorporated.

Add the eggs, vanilla, and salt, and mix on low until just combined. Add the flour and mix until the batter starts to form on the paddle or beaters.

Divide dough into two equal portions. Roll each portion to a thickness of about ¼ inch between two pieces of parchment paper. Keep the dough between the parchment and stack on a baking sheet. Refrigerate the dough for 1 hour before cutting.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Cut the dough with leaf (or any!) shaped cookie cutters and place on the prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 8-12 minutes or until set and golden. Let cool completely.

Decorate with chocolate cookie decorating icing, as desired.


A gluten free recipe that makes between 2-3 dozen, depending on size.

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Linda Marshall October 15, 2018 at 7:20 am

Can you use almond butter or peanut butter?


Carol Kicinski October 15, 2018 at 8:38 am

Hi Linda,

Peanut butter or almond butter would work, just make sure you use a type that is more of a creamy, thick consistency rather than an oily or chunky consistency.



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