I have always loved baking and decorating cut-out cookies. I have all kinds of great colors for icing and tiny brushes to ‘paint’ with. I have some great recipes, too, from a hazelnut shortbread and maple gingerbread to a simple sugar or chocolate cookie.
Cookie cutters. I have a collection.
I have finally created a basic sugar cookie that is gluten free. I’m hoping I can recreate some of my other cut out recipes to be gluten free in time for the holidays this year.
All you need is a bit more patience and some arm strength – the dough is much more crumbly and requires a fair amount of kneading – but they do eventually come together and taste great!
Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
2 cups ap flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free)
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter (I use Earth Balance)
3/4 cup sugar
Mix flours, corn starch and baking soda. Add butter – mixture will be crumbly. Combine eggs and sugar, add to flour mixture and incorporate thoroughly. Wrap in saran and chill 20 – 30 minutes.
Knead and roll out onto a floured surface. Cut and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350F for 10 minutes. Cool completely before icing and decorating.
You cannot make dachshund cookies without making some mini doxies!
Some monogrammed sweaters:
All together now…
What is your favorite kind of cookie?