Halloween GF Sugar Cookies

making pumpkin shaped cookies
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I love making sugar cookies for every occasion. Check out this video on how to decorate cute pumpkin cookies. Icing Recipe can be printed below.

Quick Step by Step Decorating Demo

I’ve revamped my old sugar cookie recipe and made it gluten free. My family members who are not celiac like it better than ‘glutenated’ sugar cookies, I hope you do as well. You can find my recipe in my CHRISTMAS Gluten Free Cookbook. If you purchase the Christmas Gluten Free Cookbook by October 31st, the flour recipe that I use for my Christmas Baking will be sent to you as a bonus.


Sugar Cookie Decorating Icing

Course Dessert


  • 1 Bag Icing Sugar, 1 pound
  • 5 tbsp Meringue Powder
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract, or flavour of your choice
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup Warm Water


  • Stir the icing sugar and meringue powder in a mixing bowl.
  • In a glass measuring cup stir the vanilla extract into the measured warm water.
  • Turn the kithenaide or mixer on lowest setting and slowly add the water mixture to the icing sugar mixture. The icing will become thick. Continue to add water until it becomes a honey consistency. Then stop adding water and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. The icing will become thick and fluffy.
  • When you are piping around the edge of a cookie, the icing should be the consistency of toothpaste. The flooding consistency should be liquid soap. Just add 1/4 tsp warm water at a time to reach the proper consistency. It doesn't take much water to change how thick the icing is!
  • Enjoy!


It can be hard to find gluten free meringue powder.  My bulk barn sometimes gets gluten free meringue powder in (that is sealed not bulk).   If not, I found this online.meringue When wanting to decorate your cookies, you can put the icing into icing bags with tips or I’ve even used sandwich bags (just cut a small hole out of the corner when ready to pipe).
What I have enjoyed the last while is these icing tubes, below.  It keeps the icing at a nice consistency and keeps the mess down.  It makes it easy to decorate for myself or with kids.  I have found them at a local store and you can also order them online.
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I use this rolling pin, when making sugar cookies, as it rolls them out evenly.  I like them all the same and it makes the job quick. It also allows kids to do with ease. You can find locally or buy online. 
Rolling Pin
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If you would like my sugar cookie recipe, you can find it in my Christmas Cookbook.  If you purchase the book between now and Oct 31st, you will receive my favourite flour blend recipe in your inbox. Christmas GF Cookbook
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