Allergen-free cookie recipe

Valentine's Day Allergen Free Sugar Cookies

Valentine's cookie recipeThis gluten-free recipe adapted from Flippin’ Delicious can be easily modified to suit dairy-free and vegan diets.

  • PREP TIME 30 minutes
  • COOK TIME 10 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME 40 minutes


  • 1/2 cup butter*, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 *eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup almond flour (or non-nut flour for nut-free version)
  • 2 cups all-purpose gluten free flour

*To make the cookies dairy free or vegan, replace butter with vegan butter or palm shortening.

Use a store-bought egg replacer or make a flax egg by mixing 1 tablespoon ground flax meal with 3 tablespoons hot water. Let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cream the *butter and sugar together on low-medium speed. Add *eggs and beat until smooth.
  3. Add the salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract. Add flours and mix until combined.
  4. Roll the cookie dough between two sheets of plastic wrap and chill for 20 minutes. Cut out with your favorite heart shaped or Valentine's Day cookie cutters or use a drinking glass.
  5. Place cookies on parchment paper on a baking sheet
  6. Bake in pre-heated oven for 8-10 minutes, until the edges begin to look dry and the bottom of the cookies are just starting to brown (they will not look done). Let cool for 5-10 minutes on the baking sheet, and then remove to a cooling rack. 

Allergen-Free Frosting

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oat milk, rice milk, or anther milk alternative 
  1. Using an electric mixer, beat butter, vanilla and milk until smooth.
  2. Slowly add in powdered sugar. Add food coloring as desired. Keep refrigerated until use.

Recipe adapted from flippindelicious.