Saturday, April 30, 2011

GF Sugar Cookies


3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla
5 cups GF flour (I used Namaste) 
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt

Cream the shortening, sugar and butter together. After it is light and fluffy, add 4 eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg is added to the sugar mixture. Add the vanilla and beat. Sift together 5 cups of flour with 2 tsp baking powder and 2 tsp of salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients slowly so the flour doesn't fly everywhere.

Chill dough for 1 hour. Divide the dough into 3 or 4 balls and then roll them out, one at a time on a floured surface to the thickness you desire. I like them about 1/4" thick. Cut the cookies out with cookie cutters and lift with a flexible spatula to the cookie sheets. Bake them at 400 degrees for about 6-8 minutes, be careful not to let them brown. Cool, frost and decorate.

This recipe is my brother's- sister-in law's Brittany Devine's. I had these when I wasn't GF, they were amazing, so I was hesitant to try them GF because they might not hold up to those expectations... but man they were SO DELICIOUS!

In the cookies shown above, I used cream cheese frosting because I had some left over.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your blog!! I just randomly came across it one day and love that you have local suggestions for places to eat and buy things. Not to mention that I love how EASY your recipes are!! I was only diagnosed with Celiac about a year ago and am always eager to find a new place with G free food.
    I don't know if you have ever mentioned this on your blog, but there is a bakery in Salt Lake that has such amazing G free cookies, brownies, muffins etc. It's called City Cakes, and it is located on 900 S. and 300 E. They also have a wide variety of vegan bakery items as well.
    Once again, thank you for all of your work on this blog!!