I always have a batch of these in the refrigerator for my son who has a gluten sensitivity. It is one of the only gluten free cookies he likes. The baking mix already contains salt and leavening, so there is no need to add it.
I got this recipe from my church cookbook. I made it a lot for my boys when they were very young. They loved it.
*Added note: I think the kind of rice you use affects this recipe quite a bit.
A sticky rice will absorb a lot of liquid, while a converted rice
will not. I'm not sure, but I think you could adjust the liquid
accordingly. I always use a more sticky rice.
This recipe is from a cousin of mine. It has been a staple at our house for Christmas since I was a little girl. Now my sister or one of my nieces makes it. Many times it is shaped into a Christmas tree, bell, etc...
I got this recipe from cooks.com at the request of a "pie like boston cream pie" from my son who's birthday we celebrated yesterday. He said he had it in a restaurant - I never knew it existed. It was very rich and delicious. The only thing I changed was to use extra virgin coconut oil for the crisco. I think salt free butter would be fine as well.