Friday, March 2, 2012

Favorite Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

from a cookbook by Roben Ryberg

1/4 cup shortening (I use butter)
2/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup potato starch
1 cup cornstarch
1 tsp. xanthan gum
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp. water

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, cream together shortening, sugar, and oil. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Mix well. Add remaining ingredients. Mix to remove any lumps.

Lightly "flour" surface and rolling pin with cornstarch. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness and use cookie cutters to cut out the dough into desired shapes.

Place cookies on greased baking sheet. Decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles as desired. Bake 8-10 minutes. These cookies will just begin to brown around the bottom.

Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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