Gluten Free Sugar Cookies From Scratch

 photo gluten free sugar cookies 2.0 1_zpsfcudp1mh.png I worked this recipe up a few weeks ago for the adoption bake sale we had at church, & everyone loved the cookies! A few years back, I posted a gluten free sugar cookie recipe that used an all-purpose gluten free flour. The old recipe ok, so if you’re looking for something quick and easy, use that one. Just be sure to use an all-purpose flour that doesn’t have any bean flour in it, you can really taste it in the cookie.

This recipe is a little more involved (at least as far as the number of ingredients), but it makes a much better cookie, so the work is worth it.

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Ingredients:

(for ingredient list using a 1-to-1 baking flour, see update at end of post)

1 cup Brown Rice Flour

1/2 cup White Rice Flour

1/2 cup Potato Starch

1/8 cup Tapioca Starch

1/8 cup Corn Starch

3/4 tsp. Baking Powder

1/4 tsp. Salt

1 tsp. Xanthan Gum

1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

4 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar

8 Tbsp. Butter

1 Egg

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

1 Tbsp. Milk

In a large bowl, mix together the flours, starches, baking powder, salt, and xanthan gum.

Once that’s well-mixed, cream together the butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, and milk with you mixer. Slowly beat in the flour/starch mixture until you form a dough.

Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 15 minutes.

Remove from plastic wrap, roll out onto your cookie cutting surface, and cut out your desired shapes.

Bake at 350 degrees for 6-8 minutes – watch them closely, they won’t really brown at all so it’s hard to tell when they’re done.

Let them cool completely before icing.

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Enjoy!

Update 2.2017

If all those flours are too expensive or too much work for you, check out this simple 1-to-1 Baking Flour that Bob’s Red Mill has created. It works perfectly for this recipe. Here are the ingredients:

2 1/4 cups 1-to-1 Baking Flour

3/4 tsp. Baking Powder

1/4 tsp. Salt

1/2 cup Granulated Sugar

4 Tbsp. Powdered Sugar

8 Tbsp. Butter

1 Egg

1/2 tsp. Vanilla

1 Tbsp. Milk

The instructions are the same – happy baking!

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Lisa Kieklak

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Explorer & adventurer - mostly through scratches of ink on a page - I enjoy my husband, our twin boys, our boisterous German shepherd, and strive to live for the glory of God.

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