Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Desserts
Gluten Free Sugar Cookie

Who doesn’t love indulging in a delicious sugar cookie? Unfortunately, when you’re on a journey towards better health and weight loss, delectable treats like sugar cookies are usually the first casualties. However, this Gluten-Free Sugar Cookie recipe breaks the norm!

Our talented recipe developers have created a Nutrisystem-friendly sugar cookie recipe that fits perfectly within your nutritional parameters. If you’re looking for a guilt-free way to satisfy your sweet tooth, you won’t be disappointed by these Gluten Free Sugar Cookies! It’s perfect for those seeking a healthier alternative without compromising on taste. Say goodbye to conventional sugar-loaded cookies!

These delightful Gluten Free Sugar Cookies capture the essence of bakery treats, while being healthier in terms of sugar, fat and calories. With a straightforward seven-step recipe, they are both easy to make and incredibly satisfying to enjoy.

Plus, this recipe is gluten free and each cookie is only 59 calories – much lower than many store-bought versions – so you can satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising your weight loss journey. Indulge in these scrumptious guilt-free treats that are sure to please your taste buds!

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If you do decide to try these delicious Gluten Free Sugar Cookies (we totally support it!), just be sure to log them in NuMi, our free online tracking app. Studies suggest that people who track their food intake have better success with losing weight―and NuMi makes tracking your food, water, weight and activity super easy.

Healthy Sugar Cookie Topping Ideas

Sprinkling toppings on your healthy sugar cookies can elevate their taste and appearance while infusing them with a touch of extra nutrition. Here are some unique and healthy topping ideas that can transform your Gluten Free Sugar Cookies into a delightful treat without compromising on health.

  1. Chia Seeds – These tiny seeds pack a nutritional punch! They add a nice crunch to your cookies and are a great source of fiber, protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
  2. Unsweetened Coconut Flakes – For a tropical twist, try sprinkling some unsweetened coconut flakes on top of your cookies. They provide a satisfying crunch and a hint of natural sweetness.
  3. Cacao Nibs – For chocolate lovers, cacao nibs are an excellent choice. These are less processed than traditional chocolate chips and add a rich, chocolaty flavor without the extra sugar.
  4. Nuts and Seeds – Crushed almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds or sunflower seeds can add a wonderful crunch and healthy fats to your cookies. Toast them lightly for a more robust flavor.
  5. Dried Fruit – Finely chopped dried fruits such as apricots, dates or cranberries can lend a chewy texture and a burst of natural sweetness to your cookies.
  6. Spices – Don’t underestimate the power of spices. A dash of cinnamon, nutmeg or cardamom can add warmth and complexity to your baked goods.
  7. Citrus Zest – The zest of oranges, lemons or limes can add a refreshing tang and brightness to the cookies, enhancing their overall flavor profile.
  8. Matcha Powder: If you’re looking for an antioxidant boost, consider dusting your cookies with a bit of matcha powder. It adds a beautiful green hue and a subtle earthy flavor.

Remember, the key to a healthy cookie is balance. Even when using healthier toppings, moderation is essential. Refer to the Nutrisystem Grocery Guide for serving sizes of different add-ins. Experiment with different combinations and find your perfect blend of taste, texture and nutrition. Enjoy your guilt-free indulgence!

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Servings: 24 (1 serving = 1 cookie)

Calories per Serving: 59

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 Extras


  • 1 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup sweetener (i.e. Truvia Baking Blend, Erythritol, Swerve)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup light butter
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 orange, juiced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Mix all ingredients with an electric mixture until it forms a cookie crumble.
  4. Gather the cookie crumble with your hands to form a cookie ball.
  5. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from freezer, roll about one tablespoon of dough in your hands and form a ball. Use the back of a spoon to slightly flatten the cookie.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes and serve.
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