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- 2 1/3 cups all-purpose gluten-free flour
1 cup almond meal or almond flour
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum powder** (optional)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup natural, unsulfured molasses
1 large egg
Colored sugar, for decoration
- In medium bowl, combine flour mix, almond
meal, xanthan, baking soda, allspice, cinnamon, ginger, cloves,
pepper and salt; set aside.
- Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with
electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg;
blend well. Add dry ingredients in three batches, blending just
until fully incorporated. Dough will be stiff.
- Divide dough into two balls, flatten into
discs, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 3 hours
or up to 3 days.
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Remove one dough disc from refrigerator
and roll out between two pieces of parchment paper or on lightly
gluten-free floured work surface to 1/8-inch thick. Cut into
desired shapes and place on parchment-lined baking sheets. Sprinkle
cutouts with colored sugar, if desired.
- Bake 9 to 13 minutes, until edges of cookies
are crisp. Cool cookies on sheet 2 to 3 minutes. Remove cookies
to wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in airtight container for up to
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
* Gluten-free flour mix and almond meal
or almond flour can be found in the gluten-free or natural food
section of most stores.
** Xanthan gum powder will improve texture
of cookies but is not required to make this recipe. It can be
found in health food stores and baking or gourmet markets.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy
of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.
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