Roll-Out Sugar Cookies - gluten free!

sharon flanagan

By
@sharflan

Soft or crisp, they are a HIT! A "go to" recipe for me, they can be plain cut-out rounds to cut-out flowers, train, bunny, turkey or Santa! You can dress them up with decorators sugar or colorful frostings! Package them in an airtight tin and send a surprise to the kids/grandkids! (My grandson was super excited to eat a TRAIN!)
This recipe is from Easy Gluten-Free Baking by Elizabeth Barbone, a cookbook FILLED with wonderful, must-have, easy to prepare recipes!
Photo is for this recipe from same cookbook (see above)


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Serves:

1 - 36

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

5 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
white rice flour plus more for dusting
1 c
sweet rice flour
1/2 c
cornstarch
1/2 tsp
salt
1 1/2 tsp
xanthan gum (or guar gum)
3/4 c
butter (1 1/2 sticks) softened
1 1/2 c
granulated sugar
2 large
eggs
2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1/4 c
water - as needed!
toppings optional

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Whisk together dry ingredients in a small bowl
2
In a medium bowl, cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy (medium speed with either handheld or stand mixer). Add eggs 1 at a time, blending well after each addition
3
Add dry ingredients & vanilla & blend 'til dough. (If a sandy mass forms instead of a dough ball, add 1/4 cup water and mix for 30 seconds. If a dough comes together on its own, omit water water from recipe)
4
Divide dough in half. Pat dough into rounds, wrap tightly with plastic wrap & chill 4hrs or overnight.
5
Preheat oven to 350F. Remove dough from the refrigerator & allow to stand at room temperature for 15 minutes. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
6
Generously dist a clean, dry surface with rice flour. Roll dough out about 1/4 inch thick. Using assorted cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. Place cut-outs onto prepared sheets.
7
Bake 1st sheet of cookies until lightly golden brown (baking time will vary accordingly with size of cookies)
8
Remove cookie sheet from oven and cool on wire racks for 3-5 minutes then transfer cookies directly onto racks to cool completely.
While 1st sheet is cooling, bake 2nd sheet of cookies.
9
Ice / decorate cookies as desired.
My Tips:
*If using decorators sugar, sprinkle onto cookie cut-outs before baking.
**For a softer cookie, bake only til edges just start to show a light brown
***Long term freshness but cookies will become more crisp as time goes. These cookies freeze well!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free