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Christmas tree sugar cookies

These cookies are completely top 9 allergen free!

The recipe is at the bottom on this page

Hi Guys! 
I’m so excited to share these Christmas tree sugar cookies!  I saw one of those Christmas tree cookie kits at Michaels.  Of course, those contained wheat, eggs, and/or dairy.  As I was checking the labels, I noticed the instructions, and they seemed easy.  So, naturally, I had to try an allergen free version. 

If you want to jump to the Top 9 Free sugar cookie recipe or Top 14 Free royal icing, please hop over to the “Recipes” page.  By the way, our sons don’t like super sweet treats, so the base cookie recipe uses a 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.  If you like them sweeter, add more sugar and adjust to your liking. Also, I used Bob’s Red Mill’s egg replacer.  If you use other egg replacers, the result will be slightly different. 
I listed all of the ingredients and tools for this cookie recipe at the bottom of this blog post.

Our sons love stars, so we already had a few star shaped cookie cutters.  I used 5 different sizes of star cookie cutters and made 3 cookies of each size & one extra of the smallest size.  We used a total of 15 stars for the “tree” & one small star for the “star on top.”

After you bake these stars and cool them down, start stacking them. But, first, use yellow royal icing to color one of the the smallest star cookies, and then set it aside. 
Turn each star slightly clockwise so the star points do not overlap as you stack them. See below.

After you stack all 15 of them, add the “top star” with yellow icing.  You might have to hold the star a little bit until the icing hardens.  I usually put some white icing on the tree and let it sit for a bit before adding the “top star” to the base.

The recipe can make 2 of the 15 tier trees and 3 smaller trees (see the pictures).  We decorated the trees with Top 14 Royal Icing (see the “Recipes” page), Skittles, mini Starburst pieces, Top 9 Free gold and silver sprinkles, Top 9 free sprinkles, Yum Earth Gummies (cut into small pieces), and Fruity Pebbles. 

It is really fun decorating sugar cookies! It helps make your family holidays extra fun and special!

Holiday fun!

When I bake something fun, I usually wrap the baked goods nicely and give them to our sons. That way, it’s a little bit special, and they are so happy opening boxes or bags, lol.  I wrapped the trees this time.  I also baked some gingerbread men, so I packed them in a gingerbread men boxes.   Since it’s the holiday season, dropping off some baked goods or sending them to your loved ones sounds like a good idea.  Sugar cookies make a great gift, especially for grandparents. They would love to receive baked creations from their grandkids!!

Have a happy holidays, everyone!!

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Top 9 Free Sugar Cookies

Super fun Christmas cookies for your loved ones. Let these cookies help make your LO's some happy holiday memories! Please check out the recent blog post (Christmas Tree Sugar Cookies) for directions for how to make the trees.
NOTE: Please check the Top 14 Free icing recipes on the "Recipes" page for basic white icing as well as colored icing.
Course: Dessert


  • Rolling Pin
  • Electric hand mixer
  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring spoons and cups


  • 1 3/4 cups GF flour (I used King Arthur GF Flour)
  • 1 egg Egg replacer (I used Bob's Red Mill)
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar
  • 10 tbsp Shortening (I used Spectrum)
  • 1-3 tbsp "safe milk" (I used Rice Milk)
  • some Cocoa powder (Optional, I use Gerbs Allergy Friendly Foods)


Sugar Cookies

  • pre-heat oven to 350 F
  • mix shortening, granulated sugar, and egg replacer with an electric hand mixer
  • once the ingredients are mixed throughly, add flour
  • use a spatula to stir the flour, but don't over mix
  • add 1-3 tbsp of "safe milk" (I used 2 tbsp Rice Milk); if necessary, add more
  • OPTIONAL: If you want to add chocolate, add cocoa powder here; amount will be up to your preference
  • place parchment paper on a table; place the cookie dough on the paper
  • cover the cookie dough with another piece of parchment paper
  • start using a rolling pin to flatten the dough
  • use cookie cutters to shape the cookies
  • bake for 10 min. or until the edges of the turn a little brown
  • once the cookies become cooler, decorate them with Top 14 free icing. It's under this recipe.
  • Have fun!!!


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