Gluten-Free Nutmeg Cookies

These gluten-free nutmeg cookies are on of my favorite childhood Christmas cookies! This is a recipe from my Grandma’s kitchen and she makes them every year during the holidays. I took her original recipe and was easily able to make it gluten-free with Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1-to-1 Baking Flour.

The cookie itself is similar to a shortbread cookie with nutmeg flavoring. It’s topped with a yummy dairy-free buttercream frosting and festive sprinkles!

Pull out your stand mixer (or hand mixer) and get started on making this perfect little cookies! They’re a cute little cookie to add to your holiday cookie trays.

Here’s everything you’ll need to get started on these cookies:

– Gluten-free flour
– Dairy-free butter
– Nutmeg
– Vanilla and rum extracts
– Sugar
– An egg
– Powdered sugar
– Dairy-free milk

Gluten-Free Nutmeg Cookies

Course Dessert


  • 3 cups gluten-free flour sifted
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup dairy-free butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp rum extract
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg beaten


  • 3 tbsp dairy-free butter room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp rum extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar see notes below
  • 2 – 3 tbsp dairy-free milk I used coconut milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Sift flour and nutmeg together and set aside.
  • Cream the butter with the vanilla and rum extract. Gradually add sugar. Blend in the egg and add the dry ingredients. Mix throughly.
  • On a floured surface, shape small pieces of the dough into long rolls. About ½ inch in diameter.
  • Cut rolls into 3 inch ‘logs’ and place on your baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for 12- 15 minutes. Remove from oven and transfer to a cooling rack.


  • Cream together butter, vanilla and rum extract.
  • Alternate between adding the powdered sugar and milk.
  • Beat until frosting is a spreadable consistency, about 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Pipe onto cooled cookies or spread on with a knife.
  • Optional: top with festive sprinkles!
Previous Post Next Post

You may also like

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.