Recipe by GlutenFreeGirl
These cookies are very yummy. They are crisp on the outside and alittle soft on the inside. They remind me of those wheat containing animal crackers, that I used to eat as a kid(before I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease.)These cookies are very yummy and lots of fun to make and decorate.I like making them with coloured sugar or shaking alittle powdered sugar on them.They also keep very well in a sealed container.Last year I made them to take up to my cottage on our week of holidays. Everyone loved them, and couldn't believe that they were gluten free!
Top Review by Homeschoolmama
This is the best gluten-free sugar cookie recipe I have ever tried! The dough is very easy to work with... great for making holiday cookies with kids. The taste and texture are excellent. I substituted butter for Crisco and used an egg (not egg replacer). I highly recommend this recipe!!!
- 1 cup rice flour
- 1⁄2 cup tapioca flour
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 1⁄2 teaspoons xanthan gum
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup Butter Flavor Crisco
- 1 eggs or 1⁄4 cup liquid egg substitute
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup potato starch, for kneading
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.Have on hand 2 ungreased cookie sheets.
- In a small bowl, whish together the flour mix, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of your mixer, cream sugar and crisco. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add the dry ingredients, mixing enough to combine. The dough will be a soft ball. With your hands, knead in enough of the potato starch to make the dough easy to handle and roll out.
- Using about half at a time, place a piece of plastic wrap over the ball and roll out to about 1/8 inch thickness.
- Cut into desired shapes and place on pan.
- Decorate with coloured sugars before baking or use frosting to decorate after baking.
- (With this dough, you can use all the scraps.) Just scrape them together and roll out again. They will not get tough.
- Bake for about 13 minutes. Cool very slightly before removing from the pan.