Gluten Free Snickerdoodles Recipe

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles Recipe

My gluten free snickerdoodles recipe tastes like a treasured family memory. Make these for your family and make yummy new memories!

My gluten free snickerdoodles recipe tastes like a treasured family memory.

Who doesn’t remember grandma putting warm snickerdoodles out on the kitchen table? I can almost smell the aroma of those cookies when I close my eyes and think back on it.

gluten free snickerdoodles on plate - gfJules

Yet somehow when I had a craving for snickerdoodles after going gluten free, I couldn’t find my family recipe for them anywhere! So I borrowed a friend’s grandmother’s recipe and hardly changed a thing!

Now with the simple substitution of my gfJules™ Gluten Free All Purpose Flour, her grandma’s recipe is now my family’s treasured recipe, hopefully for many generations to come!

gluten free snickerdoodles on red plate

If you like these puffy, then just roll into balls and roll in cinnamon and sugar. If you like them flatter, press down gently on each ball with the back of a spoon or rubber spatula before baking. Either way, they’re insanely good!

Seriously. Check out how simple this recipe is. When you have my light and clean tasting, does anything gfJules Flour on-hand, you can make anything you crave … anytime! And I have a feeling you’ll be making gluten free snickerdoodles pretty darned often!

Enjoy making and sharing these gluten free snickerdoodles with your family, and make some great new memories together! (As an aside, type in “Cookie” to the search bar at the top of every page on and you’ll have more gluten free cookie recipes at your fingertips when other cravings hit!)

gluten free snickerdoodles on rack and plate

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles Recipe

Gluten Free Snickerdoodles Recipe

Yield: approx. 3 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes

Insanely good gluten free snickerdoodles are a few short ingredients and only 20 minutes away!


  • 1 ½ cups granulated cane sugar
  • 1 cup shortening, butter or other non-dairy alternative (e.g Earth Balance® Buttery Sticks)
  • 2 large eggs or egg substitute (like 1/2 cup applesauce)
  • 2 ¾ cup (371 gr)  gfJules™ Gluten Free All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • ¼ tsp. salt


  • 2 Tbs. granulated cane sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs or applesauce and beat until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk dry ingredients together: gfJules™All Purpose Flour; baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add to wet ingredient bowl and mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Bake immediately or cover tightly and refrigerate.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 F (static) or 375 F (convection).
  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls by rolling in the palms of your hands. Roll each ball in the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and flatten with the back of a spoon or rubber spatula.
  6. Bake for 8-9 minutes, or until lightly browning and puffed.
  7. Remove to cool on a wire rack; the cookies will sink slightly in the middle when cooled – this is completely normal.
  8. Yield: approximately 3 dozen cookies.

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  1. I made these cookies for friends who are gluten-free but they are so good you can give them to non g-f cookie lovers. I used Bloomfield Farms Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix and it worked fine. The cookies turned out pretty and fluffy. Follow the recommendations to use cold batter and parchment paper to keep them nice and round and uniform looking. I would even suggest you divide the batter in half leaving one half in the refrigerator while you roll and bake the first batch. I noticed the last group of cookies spread a little more than the first half and I assume it’s because they were a little warmer by the time they went into the oven. Definitely a recipe to use again.

  2. This is the first time in over 3 years I’ve made GF cookies that are so good & taste so normal my husband said, “They taste just like the ones you used to make!” What an amazing thing to hear! This was the first time I’ve enjoyed making & eating GF cookies! Thank you for the great cookie making tips. I’ve ordered your cook-books & now I’m excited about baking again! I tried the GF no yeast bread. It rose!!! I mis-measured the soda, so has too much to my liking, but I’ll make it again in a few days.

    • Oh Carol, I’m so happy for you (& for your hubbie!). To others, it may seem like a little thing to be able to truly enjoy a cookie again, but I completely understand how you feel! Welcome back to baking and to enjoying yummy cookies and bread!!!