Still Working on Christmas Cookies

IMG_1552I know, I need to practice on the decorating a little more, but they pass the taste test!  Gluten Free Soft Butter Cream Cookies

Still Working on Christmas Cookies, Soft Butter Cream Cookies

on December 9, 2014

  Gluten Free Soft Butter Cream Cookies

1 1/2 Cups of a fine ground GF Flour ( used Better Batter)

½ Cup Additive Free Powdered Sugar

1 Teaspoon Gluten Free Baking Powder ( note if you use a heavier GF flour then you will need to add another teaspoon)

½ Teaspoon Baking Soda

½ Cup Salted Butter (1 Stick)

4 oz. Original Philadelphia Cream Cheese

1 Tablespoon Additive Free Vanilla

2 Large Eggs

In medium mixing bowl whisk together flour, powdered sugar, baking powder, and soda. Soften butter and cream cheese in microwave. Don’t get it too hot, it will kill the baking powder. Beat eggs, and add to flour mixture, along with vanilla. Then add cheese and butter folding in all ingredients. Pour dough into food processor or mixer and blend until dough is smooth. Don’t over mix, it will make the cookies tough. Place dough back in mixing bowl, cover and refrigerate until dough is cold.

Preheat oven to 375* F.

When dough is really cold, pour onto wax paper that has been covered in powdered sugar. Make sure dough is covered on both sides with powdered sugar so that it doesn’t stick to rolling pen. Roll out dough a little thicker than ¼ inch. Using cookie cutters cut out cookies and place on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12- 14 minutes or until cookies start to brown. Let cool before removing from cookie sheet. You may brush with melted butter and dust with powdered sugar, or ice cookies and decorate.

Powdered Sugar Icing

2- 3 Cups Additive Free Powdered Sugar

¼ Cup cold water

Mix until smooth. Add more powdered sugar if you want it thicker.

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