Friday, December 13, 2013

#GlutenFree Sugar Cookies for Santa

I Originally posted this recipe in December of 2012 but it is such a favorite, I thought I would share it with you today again. I am very proud to share this recipe for #GlutenFree Sugar Cookies for Santa . It's not Christmas in my house without this recipe and the decorating done on Christmas Eve. My little Miss J has loves to make cookies for Santa.  This recipe has been in my family since the dark ages . My Mother used to tell me when I was a little girl, she remembered her Grand mother  making these cookies; and as soon as they were out of the oven they were gone. Due to this recipe coming from the dark ages I had to carefully measure everything and then convert it to gluten free. The original recipe was in pounds and tea cups, and tea spoons not the kind you measure with, the kind of spoon you set your table with. It’s amazing how much it taste like my great grandmother 's cookies and now they are gluten free and  I can share them with you. Don't forget when you decorate make sure you buy gluten free topping and icing.

Sugar Cookies for Santa Ingredients
1 lb powdered sugar ( 2 cups)
1lb butter (4 Sticks)
2 eggs
1/2 tsp xanthium gum
1tsp. Baking soda
5 cups sorghum gluten free flour
2 cups all purpose gluten free flour

Mix sugar and butter together in Cuisinart with dough blade.

Then add eggs sorghum flour and xanthium gum, baking soda.

Remove from Cuisinart  place on floured chopping block

Next hand kneed in 2 cups all purpose gluten free flour.

Divide into 4 equal parts and refrigerate for 1 hour.

Roll out then cut with cookie cutters

Bake at 350 on convection for 8 min until golden.

I either let my daughter decorate with sugar crystals or bake plane so they can ice and decorate later. I sometimes even make them for friends and family and dip in melted chocolate.

Enjoy and have a great holiday season making these with friends.

Bon Appetite & Enjoy

Sheila Fretz