Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Coming on the heels of the Gluten Free Snickerdoodles recipe, you've probably figured out that I'm spending my afternoon baking. As I mentioned before, I normally don't do a lot of cookie-ing, mostly because I don't have the willpower to not eat all four dozen at once, but during the holidays, I can bake whatever I like and pass it off to other people for eating.

I haven't had a sugar cookie in years - mostly because even before I had to go gluten free, I was just too darn lazy to go to the trouble of rolling out the dough, cutting it out with those cute little cookie cutters, and so forth.

I like the idea of a sugar cookie that I can mush up in my hands and stick on the baking sheet. This is that kind of sugar cookie. And it's crisp on the outside, and soft and cakey on the inside -- because it's made with CAKE.

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

1 Box Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix (I like Betty Crocker)
2 eggs
1/4 C butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla
Decorative sugars

Preheat your oven to 375. Combine the cake mix, the eggs, the butter and the vanilla together, blending well until you've got dough - and yes, it will look a little crumbly, but that's ok.

Roll the dough into balls, about 1" across (that gives you two dozen cookies), and place on a baking sheet. I like to line mine with parchment paper, because I'm a fan of working smarter and not harder, and it makes it way easier to clean up. Use the bottom of a glass to press down the dough balls, and then sprinkle with the decorative sugars. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until the edges begin to turn golden.

Seriously, you guys, these are fabulous!

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