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Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Makes

3 dozen

These cakelike goodies are wonderful with a cold glass of milk. You can also use this recipe as a base and mix in other extracts, nuts or dried cherries or cranberries. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Gluten-Free Sugar Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 4 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1-1/3 cups potato starch
  • 1-1/3 cups garbanzo and fava flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup coarse sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, applesauce, lemon zest and extract. Combine the potato starch, garbanzo and fava flour, tapioca flour, salt, xanthan gum and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls and roll in coarse sugar. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks.
Editor’s Note: Read all ingredient labels for possible gluten content prior to use. Ingredient formulas can change, and production facilities vary among brands. If you’re concerned that your brand may contain gluten, contact the company. This recipe was tested with Bob’s Red Mill garbanzo and fava flour.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 110 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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