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 gluten free all purpose flour
¾ cup coconut flour
¼ cup cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup dairy free butter
2 flax eggs
¾ cup sugar
Mix flours, corn starch and baking soda. Add butter - mixture will be crumbly. Combine flax 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?
I just made these yesterday - after a little struggle to come together (like most dough!), this was great. I couldn't believe it was so easy, and the cookies were more than edible, they tasted good too. thank you!
Julie @SavvyEats says
I LOVE the cookie cutters you chose-so cute!
these are SO CUTE!
Billy and I are recovering from a huge dinner in Spain and I'm showing him some fave posts on your blog. He was gluten-free for about 2 years and feels much better when he avoids it altogether. As I'm showing him this post, he almost shrieks with excitement, "How'd she cut the cookies to look like her dog??" Apparently there's no concept of a cookie-cutter over here. Probably a testament to me - I need to start baking more often! 🙂
and when you two get a dachshund, I'll bake gluten free doxie cookies for you, too!! 😉
We love the cookies and the cookie cutters! Thanks!!! 🙂
awesome!! 🙂 I kinda thought you would...
omg so cute. I need those cookie cutters!
I'm so glad you said that... 😉
Totally laughing at the "do these cookies take 'longer' to bake" comment. LOL These look adorably delicious! I am totally going to make this recipe, except I will use a mix of stevia and xyletol for the sweetner. Delicious!!
yes... my friend Nichole is a Riot... it is one of the reasons I <3 her 🙂
I actually looked up dachshund cookie cutters on Amazon recently. Totally getting one next time I order something! haha!
um... you may be getting one sooner than that...
Shut.up. Seriously, these little weenie free cookies are precious! You need kids so you can bake for them, just saying. You'd be the COOLEST mom ever.
Do these cookies take "longer" to bake than usual, brroohaa.
BAAAH HAAA... take longer. *tee*