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Wednesday, 01 October 2014 15:37

Gluten Free Halloween Cutout Cookies

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Decorated Halloween Cutout Cookies Decorated Halloween Cutout Cookies Bruce Szalwinski
Making these cookies is fun for the whole family! And everyone can partake because they're free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, & nuts!

  • Ingredients:

    ½ cup shortening (we like Spectrum Organic)
    1⅓ cup cup sugar
    3 Tbsp light-flavored oil (we use Pomace)
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    2½ cups Little Aussie gluten free flour
    ¾ tsp guar gum
    1½ tsp salt
    ¾ tsp gluten free baking powder

    Vanilla icing glaze (get the recipe here)

    Natural vegetable food coloring

  • Instructions:

    1.  Preheat oven to 350°F.

    2.  In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, sugar, and oil.

    3.  Slowly beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Blend until creamy

    4.  Add the flour, salt, baking powder, and guar gum. Mix until well incorporated.

    5.  Roll the dough on a clean, floured surface to a ¼ inch thickness.

    6.  Use Halloween cookie cutters to cut into shapes.

    7.  Carefully place the cookies onto a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart.

    8.  Sprinkle with sugar or leave plain for decorating later with icing.

    9.  Bake 15-18 minutes or until edges brown slightly.

    10. While the cookies are baking, make your vanilla icing and color it with natural food colors.

    11. Remove the cookies from the oven and cool.

    12. Decorate to your heart’s content with spooky Halloween themes!

  • Serves: 12
  • Cuisine: American (general)
  • Cooking method: Bake
  • Special ingredients: no dried fruits, no fresh / raw fruits that don't get cooked by the end of the recipe, no fermented / pickled foods, no seeds, no dried / ground spices, no meat / poultry, no alcohol
  • Just right for...: Great for kids, Crowds/parties, Comfort food, Fall favorites, Lunchboxes/on-the-go, Halloween Treats
  • Top 8 allergens?: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, nut-free, peanut-free
  • Active/prep time: 15-30 minutes
  • Total time (inc active/prep): 30-45 minutes
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