With Christmas coming closer every day our house has turned into a bakery on the weekends! The kitchen counters are littered with flour, sugar, sweetened condensed milk, Ameri-Color Gels, piping bags, and anything else I might need to make and decorate cookies and sweet treats. I love this time of year and the smell of our house from all of the treats baking in the oven.
Plus I'm excited to share this recipe! I've been on a quest to make a good gluten free sugar cookie. I had a good one I've been using that tastes decent but it is really delicate and easily falls apart. After 3 or 4 trials I think I found a keeper!
The basis for the cookie dough is a good all-purpose gluten free flour. So many out there taste chalky or grainy but I've found my favorite to be Mama's Almond Blend All-Purpose Gluten Free Flour. Then I added some brown rice flour, potato starch, and tapioca flour. I really liked the texture and the cookies were firmer. My husband even enjoyed them which is saying a lot because he isn't a fan of my other gluten free cookies!
I first used this dough to make a custom order for Lego cookies. I had never made them before but the designs were really simple. The actual Lego's were made out of rectangle cookie cutter that were covered with royal icing and had mini M&M's for the bumps. The other cookies were round and topped with yellow royal icing to look like a Lego man.
This week the #SundaySupper theme is "We've got you covered". I'm sharing these gluten free cookies to "cover" any of my gluten free friends this holiday season. Make sure to check out all of the other ways we have you covered this week!
Gluten Free Sugar Cookies (a Hezzi-D original)
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 ¼ c. all-purpose gluten free flour
¾ c. brown rice flour
½ c. tapioca flour
¼ c. potato starch
1 t. baking powder
½ t. salt
For the Lego cookies:
1 recipe Royal Icing
2. In a medium bowl combine the flours, potato starch, baking powder, and salt.
3. Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar and mix well. Pour the batter onto a sheet of plastic wrap and wrap well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours.
4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
5. Sprinkle gluten free flour over your work surface. Pull off about a third of the dough and sprinkle it with the gluten free flour. Roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out with cookie cutters and place on a baking sheet.
6. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until the cookie looks firm but is not brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining cookie dough.
7. Once the cookies have cooled completely decorate with royal icing.
9. To make the Lego's, flood the cookies with royal icing then place 6 mini M&M's (M&M side down) on the cookie to make the bumps. Flood the circular cookies and allow to dry for 20 minutes.
10. Fit a piping bag with a number 2 or 3 tip and fill bag with yellow icing. Pipe the outline of a Lego man head on each circular cookie and then flood with yellow icing. Allow to dry for 15 minutes.
11. Place the remaining yellow icing in the bowl and color it with black Ameri-Color Gel. Place in a piping bag with a number 2 tip and pipe on 2 eyes and a smile. Allow cookies to dry for 24 hours.
Covered Appetizers and Entreés
- Slow Cooker Cheesy Party Mix from Hot Momma's Kitchen Chaos
- Personal Steak Pot Pies from The Foodie Army Wife
- Slowcooker Bean and Ham Soup from Jane's Adventures in Dinner
- Butternut Squash & Cheddar Potatoes Au Gratin from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Salmon en Croute from Curious Cuisiniere
- Excellent Beef Stew from Noshing With The Nolands
- Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy from Food Lust People Love
- Pigs in a Blanket (Cabbage Rolls) from Cindy's Recipes and Writings
- Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel from Killer Bunnies, Inc
- Bacon Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Frosting from Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
- Streusel Topped Apple Pie from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures
- Dark Chocolate Cake Batter Truffles from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Chocolate Satin Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Banana Butterscotch Muffin-Cake from What Smells So Good?
- Chocolate Banoffee Pie from Happy Baking Days
- 1 Easy Chocolate Macaron Recipe, 3 Japanese Wine Fillings from NinjaBaking.com
- Chocolate Covered "Party Popcorn" from Ruffles & Truffles
- Caramel Apple Bundt Cake from Pies and Plots
Not Sure What To Do? We Got You Covered
- Cilantro Turkey Salad with Farro and Mango from Shockingly Delicious covering turkey leftovers
- Back to Basics: How to Truss a Chicken for Roasting from Crazy Foodie Stunts covering a cooking technique
- Peppermint Whip Cream from Peanut Butter and Peppers covering a vegan and dairy-free dessert topping
- Gluten Free Lego Cookies from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks covering a gluten-free dessert
- Mexican Coffee Bun from The Urban Mrs covering a dessert with an uncommon ingredient
- Cranberry Walnut Crumble Bars from Magnolia Days covering an idea for fresh cranberries
- Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars from Alida's Kitchen covering a quick and easy cheesecake fix
- Prosciutto covered Rosemary Pork from Family Foodie covering a holiday meal on a budget
- Homemade Yellow Cake Mix from Treats & Trinkets covering a cake mix without the chemicals from store-bought ones
- Waffled Cranberry Cream Cheese Turkey Sandwiches from Neighborfood covering turkey leftovers
- Apple Cider Doughnuts from The Texan New Yorker covering a dish made at home so you don't need to wait in long lines for it
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