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Easy Gluten Free Travers City Cookies

Prep Time 10 mins
Servings 18


  • 1 MIXING BOWL I used the bowl with my kitchen aide mixer
  • 1 Stand mixer
  • 1 Wooden Spoon
  • 1 Measuring cups
  • 1 Measuring spoons
  • 1 cooking sheet pans
  • 1 pot holders
  • 1 Cookie scooper


  • 1 Gluten Free Pre- mix sugar cookie mix I used Betty Crocker gluten free sugar cookie mix, follow the recipe on the back of the box which is listed here in the ingredients list
  • 1 stick butter or a half cup of butter
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 egg

My add in ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of gluten free oats I use Bob's Red Mill or Trader Joe's gluten free oats
  • 1 cup sweet dried cherries
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp lactose free milk any milk product would work fine


A few tips,
Really any pre made gluten free sugar cookie mix will do. The King Arthur line has some really nice premade box cookie mixes.
The butter should be at room temperature, sometimes I forget and will heat in the microwave for 15 seconds, all microwave temperatures can be different you'll want to heat in increments. I've also use a ceramic glass filled with hot water leave in for 1 minute, pour out water and place stick of butter in glass and cover with a towel for a few minutes.
Don't over mix the dough the cookies will be hard.
Gluten free cookies hold up better if they are allowed to cool longerĀ