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Rolled Sugar Cookies

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Gluten free rolled sugar cookies for your favorite cookie cutters! Use confectioners sugar in place of flour for rolling.

Rolled Sugar Cookies

Recipe Ingredients

1-1/2 cups super fine white rice flour
1/2 cup butter (cold)
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg (cold)
1-1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla powder, OR lemon, or almond flavoring
1/8 teaspoon salt

Recipe Directions

Combine the rice flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt. Mix well. Cut in the butter or margarine until the mixture is in crumbs the size of peas.

In a small bowl beat the sugar, egg, and gluten-free vanilla powder (or other flavoring) together. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients and mix until the dough pulls away from the sides. Form the dough into a flat ball shape and refrigerate for one hour.

Dust some freezer paper (not wax paper) with GF flour or confectioners sugar. Put the dough on the freezer paper and sprinkle with flour or confectioner's sugar. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut out shapes as desired.

Bake at 350-degrees for 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes about 20 cookies.


Variation: Plain Cookie

Plain Cookie

Not in the mood - or don't have the time - to make rolled sugar cookies just yet? This plain cookie treat is similar to the rolled sugar cookies. Flours used in this recipe are brown rice and garfava. Garfava flour is made from garbanzo beans and fava beans

3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1/4 cup milk or milk substitute
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
1/4 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla powder
1/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
1 cup brown rice flour
1 cup garfava flour

Preheat oven to 350-degrees.

Mix all dry ingredients. Mix all liquid ingredients in separate bowl.

Cut the butter into small cubes. Add small butter cubes to dry ingredients and mix until crumbly (Best result is using a kitchen aid mixer with a paddle). Then add liquid ingredients and mix (at this point, you may fold in 1-cup of chocolate chips to make chocolate chip cookies).

Using a cookie scooper, scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheet.

Bake for approximately 15 minutes or until cookies are golden brown.