Fluffy Butter Cookies

Fluffy Butter Cookies


You would never know these yummy fluffy buttery cookies are from a sugar free and gluten free butter cookies recipe. Baked with Perfect Sweet™ xylitol, they are also perfect for diabetics or anyone wanting to watch their weight. From Literary Viands.

Sugar Free and Gluten Free


  • 2 cups gluten free plain flour
  • 1 tsp gluten free baking powder
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup Perfect Sweet™ xylitol
  • 175 grams butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice milk or soy milk
  • ½ a vanilla bean


  1. Line 2 trays with baking paper and preheat a fan forced oven to 180°.
  2. Using a small sharp knife slice the vanilla bean length ways and open it up, then using the side of the knife gently scrape the seeds from inside the bean
  3. In a small bowl combine the vanilla seeds with some of the Perfect Sweet® xylitol and break the seeds up using the back of a spoon
  4. In a mixing bowl combine the butter, Perfect Sweet® xylitol & vanilla seeds
  5. Using a beater cream these ingredients together for 1 minute until pale and fluffy
  6. Sift baking powder and flour over butter mixture
  7. Add milk and egg then mix till just combined
  8. Roll heaped teaspoon size balls and and place spread apart on tray, allowing a little space for spreading. Flatten slightly using two fingers (be warned this is a sticky, messy process, do not be tempted to add extra flour. Also to achieve the look in the photo don’t remove batter off your hands in between each cookie, as this stickiness will create the prickly effect)
  9. Bake for 10 minutes, swap trays around and bake for a further 5 minutes
  10. Remove from oven and leave on trays to cool. 

And there you have it – a deliciously healthy sugar free and gluten free butter cookies recipe that will surely leave your guests wanting more. Enjoy!