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Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

Added by: on Dec 4th, 2011
My friend came over a few weeks ago and asked me to help her make gluten free sugar cookies. What we came up with was a soft, chewy cookie with crisp edges from rolling them in sugar before baking. They’re light, sweet, and fluffy with a bit of tang from the addition of cream cheese and from .. more >
Rating:
5
Prep Time:
20 min
Cook Time:
11 min
Ready In:
31 min

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Original Recipe Yield: 18 servings (36 cookies)
 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 3/4 cup white rice flour
  • 3/4 cup sorghum flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, gluten free
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 oz cream cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, gluten free
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies
Nutrition Facts
Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

Servings Per Recipe: 18

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 244

  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 5.6 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 34.1 mg
  • Sodium: 152.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 38.8 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  •     Sugars: 21 g
  • Protein: 1.9 g
The following items or measurements are not included:
  • 1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
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Directions:

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

1

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line your baking sheets with parchment or a silpat mat and set aside.

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

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In a large bowl, mix together all the flours, xanthan gum, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

3

Using a mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until well combined and smooth.

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

4

Add the sugar and combine until smooth yet fluffy.

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

5

Add the egg, vanilla, and lemon. Mix until combined.

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

6

Add the dry ingredients gradually. Allow them to incorporate after every addition before adding more.

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

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I use a cookie scoop to get evenly sized cookies. Place the extra sugar on a plate or in a bowl. You want them to be a rounded tablespoon. Roll the dough into a ball the sugar til coated on all around.

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

8

Place on a baking sheet 2 inches apart.

Lemony Rolled Sugar Cookies

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Bake 9-12 minutes. My bake time was 7 minutes, turn, and 4 minutes. You want them to be SLIGHTLY browned on the edges.

10

Allow to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes.

11

Transfer to a cooling rack. While most cookies are best right out of the oven, sugar cookies, in my opinion, are an exception. I think they're much better once completely cooled. Even better the next day actually. Something about how they rest I guess. Plus the flavors all seem to come together better once they have cooled. Store them in an airtight container to keep them soft and chewy.

Cooks' note:
For an alteration, try adding a hershey's kiss in the center of the cookie with two minutes left in the bake time. It'll give them a festive look, plus the added chocolate will probably be a crowd pleaser.

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Ratings & Reviews:

GregL

GregL

By: GregL on Dec 5th, 2011
Rating:
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This looks superb! Can't wait to try it this week, definitely adding a Hershey Kiss to the top too!

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