I don’t know about anyone else, but since going gluten-free 10 years ago, I haven’t been able to get gluten-free sugar cookies to come out right.  They would always flatten out or turn out too crispy or hard.  I’ve had one gluten-free sugar cookie that I have actually liked, but I didn’t make it and I regretted not getting the recipe from the lady.  Frosted sugar cookies hold a special place in my heart because I remember decorating them with my grandma when I was a kid.  Recently I decided to conquer this cookie quest and get the recipe down right, and it worked!  I was so excited when they came out exactly like a normal sugar cookie.  I have had many positive responses from this recipe and I want to share it with you too!

 

Ingredients

1 Cup (2 sticks) Organic Butter or Shortening, softened

1 1/4 Cup Organic Cane Sugar

1 Tsp Vanilla or Almond Flavoring (I personally prefer vanilla, but my family likes almond)

1 Organic Free-Range Egg

2 1/4 Cup Namaste Foods, Perfect Blend Flour (All-Purpose)

1/2 Tsp Aluminum-Free Baking Powder

1/2 Tsp Pink Himalayan Salt

 

Directions:

  • Pre-Heat oven 350*F (Line cookie sheets with parchment paper for easy clean-up).
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add vanilla/almond flavoring and egg, cream until smooth.
  • Add in the flour, baking powder and salt and stir until all loose flour is mixed into batter.
  • Batter should be firm enough to roll with a rolling pin and not have it stick to it, but not so much flour that the batter falls apart.(crumbles)
  • Once you have the batter to the right consistency, on a clean counter or parchment paper on a counter, roll out the dough until about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Using your favorite cookie cutter, cut out your pieces and transfer to your cookie sheet.
  • Taking the pieces of dough left behind, roll it again and repeat process until all the dough is used.
  • Space cookies about 1-2 inches apart on cookie sheet and place in the oven.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the corners of the cookies have a slight light brown
  • Take out of the oven and place on cooling racks, allow to completely cool.

Frosting Recipe:

2 Cups Organic Powdered Cane Sugar

2-3 Tbsp Organic Milk

1 Tbsp Organic Butter

1/2 Tsp Vanilla/Almond Flavoring

Natural Food Coloring of your choice

 

  • Mix all ingredients (except food coloring) together in a bowl until smooth.
  • Add food coloring in last and stir until one even color.
  • Use a knife, spoon or piping bag (you can use a small zip-lock bag and cut the corner off!) to add frosting to your cooled sugar cookies
  • Enjoy!

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