Gluten-Free Spritz Cookie Recipe
glutenista’s Fabulous Gluten-Free Spritz Cookies
Spritz cookies have always been a favorite of this Glutenista. Every holiday season my mom, sister & I would set aside an afternoon to make Spritz & Buckeyes. Naturally, my favorite part was the frosting (Tiny secret: I have always had an abnormal fondness for powdered sugar).
Eventually we got into a rhythm - my sister & I would pump out the spritz cookies into our favorite designs (she loved hearts, I loved trees), my mom would frost & I'd go crazy sprinkling. Of course I'd sneak a few here & there... and of course you had to eat the "ooops" spritz cookies.
After years of terrible Gluten-Free Spritz Cookie experiments, my sister & I were determined to make a fabulous, easy spritz cookie that tasted just like mom used to make. We found it! Just a few simple tweaks to help it stay together. Enjoy!
shhhh, here is the family recipe:
· Use ½ cup Butter, ½ cup Shortening
· Add 1 tsp. Baking Powder
· Add 1 tsp Xanthan Gum
· Use Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour
NOTE: a GREAT GF flour is necessary here. One ideally w/Xanthan gum already in the base. I used Silvana Nardone’s flour recipe. If you don’t want to create your own, Jules All Purpose Flour was recommended to us by the local all Gluten-Free store.
GLUTENISTA FAMILY FROSTING RECIPE:
· 2 cups Powdered Sugar
· 2 T. Milk
· 2 T. Softened Butter
· 1 tsp. Almond Extract
Mix & add milk to thin as necessary! Divide & add food coloring. Frost & Decorate immediately.