Gluten Free Recipes

Gluten Free Greek Butter Cookies~Megan

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Hello there!  Recently I came across a tasty cookie recipe that has quickly endeared itself to me because of the simplicity of ingredients and relatively few steps it takes to make them!  When I first got done making this recipe, I was surprised to find that my kitchen was not overrun with bowls and measuring spoons, because this just isn’t a complicated recipe.

So, I challenge you, take some time, try out this recipe and take a couple cookies to visit your neighbors or use them as a way to meet some neighbors you haven’t yet said “hi” to!  A couple of days ago, we made cookies and went  introducing ourselves to our new neighbors and then went visiting some of our older neighbors and it made for a perfectly delightful afternoon!

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Gluten Free Greek Butter Cookies

1 cup softened butter

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/4 cup gluten free four mix

2 teaspoons xanthan gum

Once you have greased you cookie sheets and preheated the oven to 400 degrees F, cream together butter, sugar and eggs.  Once smooth, add the vanilla extract.  In a separate bowl,  combine the gluten free flour mix and xanthan gum together.  Gradually add the flour into the creamed mixture.  If it gets too thick to mix with your mixer, use your hands to work in the last bit of flour.

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Next make a ball of dough that is around 1 1/2 inches big.  Roll the ball in your hand to make a “snake.”   Next, make your “snake” into an S like shape on your baking sheet.  I found that if my dough got too warm, I couldn’t shape the cookies.  When this happened, I chilled the dough in the freezer while I was waiting for a batch to bake.  Bake your cookies for about 10 minutes or until lightly golden!

~Megan
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