Sunday, October 19, 2014

Gluten Free Sugar Cookie


1 cup of sugar
½ cup of butter, softened
1 large egg
1 tablespoon water or milk
1½ teaspoons vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon of cinnamon (optional)
½ teaspoon of xantham gum (omit if your all purpose flour has it)
2 cups of gluten free all-purpose flour + more for rolling/dusting)

In a large bowl, cream butter & sugar at medium speed.
Add egg, water or milk, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon (optional). Blend until mixed well.
Add xantham gum and flour. Mix at a low speed until well combined.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface, about ¼" thick.
Cut out with selected cookie cutters and place on baking sheet. Make sure cookies are not touching.
Reform and roll out scrap dough, then continue cutting more cookies.
Bake 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and let cookies cool five minutes on cookie sheet before removing onto a cooling rack. Cool completely before decorating.
Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup shortening
5 Tbs milk
1 Tsp vanilla extract

Cream sugar and shortening.  Add Milk and vanilla.  

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