How to Make Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
The gluten-free diet has been becoming a trend in many countries around the world. It is a type of eating lifestyle that primarily focuses on avoiding “gluten” (a specialized protein) that is present in many processed foods. Even conventional pastries are quite full with them.
With a gluten-free diet, you are leaving no room for additives in your body. Those who have celiac disease and other gluten-intolerance conditions would benefit from this eating regimen.
At first, it was very difficult to make gluten-free food, especially for bread and cookies. Fortunately, the world of ingredients is not really limited. Do you want proof? In this article, I will teach you a simple yet tasty gluten-free sugar cookies. Trust me. You will get a lot of good things just by making this recipe.
By the way, the process in making this treat is almost similar to making eggless sugar cookies. If you are already familiar with it, then things would be easier for you.
Let’s get started!
What you will need:
How to Make Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies
Of course, you cannot do anything in the kitchen if you don’t have the ingredients to work with. Luck is on our side this time, as the food items that are required for making gluten-free sugar cookies are easy to come by. They are easily available in your local markets or sometimes health food stores.
- 1 c. Sugar
- 1/2 c. Softened butter
- 1 Large egg
- 1 Tbsp. Water
- 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Xanthan gum (when using Gluten Free Flour) if not listed in flours ingredient list
- 2 c.Gluten-free all-purpose flour plus flour for rolling out cookies
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the ideal baking temperature for cookies.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper,set aside.
- With electric mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium
- When the ingredients are mixed, add the salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and egg. Blend the mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.
- Add the xanthan gum and flour if your brand does not have it in the ingredients.
- Reduce the speed and mix until ingredients are combined
- Once all ingredients are mixed, cover bowl and chill in fridge for at least one hour.
- Use parchment paper to roll out cookies top and bottom this way thickness will be consistent. Starting with a bit of flour on bottom sheet.
- Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough to your preferred shape and size.
- Use parchment paper on baking sheet but dont let cookies touch each other.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are barely brown.(watch that first batch) all oven bake different
Ingredients you will use1 c. Sugar
1/2 c. Softened butter
1 Large egg
1 Tbsp. Water
1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Xanthan gum (when using Gluten Free Flour)
2 c. Gluten-free all-purpose flour plus flour for rolling out cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. This is the ideal baking temperature for cookies.
Line baking sheet with parchment paper set aside.
With an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar at a medium-speed setting.
When the ingredients are mixed, add the salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and egg. Blend the mixture until all ingredients are incorporated.
Add the xanthan gum and flour.
Reduce the speed of the mixer to low so that you can combine ingredients.
Once all ingredients are mixed, cover bowl and chill in the fridge.
Refrigerate for one to two hours. You want the dough firm for rolling.
Take the dough from the refrigerator. Roll it on a surface that has been lightly floured with the gluten-free all-purpose flour.
Roll properly until the flour covers the dough.
Use a cookie cutter to cut the dough to your preferred shape and size.
Arrange on the baking sheet you prepared. When arranging, ensure that the dough will not touch each other.
Bake for 10 minutes or until edges are barely brown.
Always take note that not all gluten-free flours that you see on the market have the same quality. Therefore, you should research which flour can give you tasty and satisfactory cookies.
Also, don’t forget that you need to refrigerate the dough. That is a must. Otherwise, the dough will get too sticky, and it would make the rolling process more difficult.
Other than these reminders, there are no other things that you should worry about. You should be able to create these delectable cookies for your family and friends successfully. Enjoy baking!
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