Black Cat Cookies—Incredible Gluten-free Sugar Cookies

Updated May 4, 2017.

Black Cat Cookies—Incredible Gluten-free Sugar Cookies

Black Cat Cookies are fantastic kitty fun!

They taste so good; you’ll never know you’re enjoying a world class confection . . . gluten-free!

This recipe passed the “cookie” test with friends, family and co-workers who thought they were eating the real thing.

In fact, they raved these were the best sugar cookies they’d ever tasted . . . better than any others!

Addictive?  I’ll say . . . and a terrific treat for any cat celebration (for human consumption only).  

So, what makes my Black Cat Cookies the best recipe ever?

It’s all in the sugar cookie dough base.

There are special gluten-free cookie making techniques built into the recipe and instructions in order to get the best consistent cookie product.

  • No leavening helps cut-out cookies to keep from rising and distorting shape. 
  • Resting the cut-outs on the prepared baking sheet before baking allows the dough to set up and prevents the cookies from spreading when cooking.

The results are worth the wait . . . a refreshing flavor reminiscent of rich homemade vanilla ice cream and a crispy crust with a tender crumb that satisfies your cookie craving.

Grab your cat cookie cutter and make up a batch.  Then, use cookie icings to decorate your cookies as a tribute to your favorite cat.

I decorated my cookies in honor of Dodger, my inspiration for  He also stars as a favicon and a publisher’s imprint!

For more gluten free sugar cookies variations, visit my website,

Years in the making, I’m proud to present this scrumptiously sugary confection.

You’ll be delighted!

Black Cat Cookies

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Servings:  about 36 cookies


3 cups White Gluten Free Flour Blend

¼ cup potato starch

½ teaspoon sea salt

1 cup cold butter

1 ½ cup granulated sugar

2 teaspoons Homemade Gluten Free Vanilla Extract

1 egg (or equivalent Egg Replacer™)


  1. In a small mixing bowl, stir together White Gluten Free Flour Blend, potato starch and salt.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. To the sugar mixture, add vanilla extract and egg, and then beat well.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, mixing well.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Using a light touch of White Gluten Free Flour Blend on a flat surface, roll out the Gluten Free Sugar Cookie dough to just shy of ¼ inch thickness.
  8. Using your favorite cookie cutter, cut the dough into shaped cookies.
  9. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto lined cookie sheet.
  10. Let rest uncovered for 30 minutes to 1 hour; this helps the cookies keep their shape when baking.
  11. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are dry and just turning golden brown.
  12. Cool on cookie sheets for 10 minutes.
  13. Remove cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  14. Decorate your sugar cookies with cookie icing and colored sugars or decorative sprinkles.

Note:  Sugar Cookie dough can be frozen.  Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before baking.

Use your imagination to create a new kind of cat cookie.  Give it a name, and then tell share about it in the comment section below.

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