Almond Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Almond Sugar Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Course: Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cup Butter Or Margarine
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Almond Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs Stiffly Beaten
  • 4 Cups Calla’s Gluten-Free Flour Blend Sifted
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds Chopped
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1 Tablespoon Sugar
  • Extra Granulated Sugar for Sprinkling

Instructions

  • Place butter or margarine in bowl and allow to soften. Add sugar, almond extract, vanilla and eggs. Mix thoroughly.
  • Combine gluten-free flour blend and xanthan gum using a wire whisk to evenly incorporate. Mix in almonds.
  • Stir flour mixture into wet ingredients. Chill dough.
  • Roll out chilled dough 1/4-inch thick and cut into squares, use a round cookie cutter, or any favorite cookie cutter shape that is desired. Combine egg white and tablespoon sugar, beat well. Brush cookies with egg white mixture and sprinkle with extra granulated sugar. If less sweet cookies are desired, bake without the egg wash and eliminate the added sprinkling of sugar.
  • Bake on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets at 350 degrees for 7-9 minutes watching carefully that sugar does not burn. Allow cookies to cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet.
  • Dough can be made one to two days in advance. Also once shapes are cut the uncooked cookies can be frozen in individual layers. Once frozen, they can be stacked. Baking can then happen on another day.

2020 Adapted Recipe – Calla Ferre – Adapted from Norwegian Christmas Trees (Sugar Cookies) recipe

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