Monday, December 23, 2019

2019 Holiday cookies: gluten free, nut free, artificial dye free and Amazingly tasty!


My son is gluten free and it is sometimes challenging to find a good recipe for Christmas cookies that is both gluten free and taste amazing- this recipe is - simply pit- amazing. The cookies came out perfectly crispy and just... amazing.

We used Bobs Red 1:1 gluten free flour and all organic ingredients.  

Of note: natural food coloring is not as ‘bright’ as artificial ( especially the red and blue) which I kind of love but worth noting! 

My Amazon shop has the food coloring and sprinkles that are artificial dye free! 

Happy Holidays! 


Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies (makes 1 dozen large cookies)
Prep Time: 20 mins Cook Time: 10 mins

Ingredients
2 cups Cup4Cup multi-purpose gluten-free flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
icing:
1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk or water

Preparation
1. In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
2. in the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. 

3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated. 

4. Gradually add the flour mixture until the dough comes together. 

5. Place the dough on a piece of parchment paper, shape into a disk, cover and refrigerate until firm, about 20-30 minutes. 

6. Preheat oven to 325F. 

7. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick. 

8. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes. Place on a Silpat or parchment lined baking sheet 

9. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until the edges begin to turn golden. 

10. Allow the cookies to cool completely before decorating. 

11. For the icing: combine the ingredients in a bowl and stir until smooth.
(to make dye-free red or blue icing substitute the juice from frozen raspberries, blueberries or blackberries for milk). 


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