Gluten Free Almond Sugar Cookies

 These cookies are so bright and cheerful, like sunshine on a plate!
 
It is a proven fact that a lack of sunlight can cause some people to feel sad, tired or even depressed.  People who live in northern regions can have problems with this in the winter.  It can also be a problem when there are periods of prolonged cloudy weather.  I asked a friend of mine who grew up on the west coast of Canada how people cope with so many cloudy days.  She said that it is important to keep busy, to go out and socialize and do things you enjoy. I though this was very insightful and excellent advice.  I know dreary weather affects me, it is so much harder to get things done (especially house cleaning) if it is cloudy, I just want to sit with a blanket and read! After a few days of clouds and the sun breaks through, even if it is just for a short time, it feels glorious and fills me with energy!
 So if it is cloudy and you are feeling down, bake cookies!  These Almond Sugar Cookies are easy to make and they roll out very nicely.  If you are more creative than me colour the glaze with bright colours and using icing bags make fun designs.  
       

Gluten Free Almond Sugar Cookies 

  • 1 cup Gluten Free Flour Blend 
  • 1/2 cup arrowroot starch
  • 1/2 cup almond flour 
  • 1/2 tsp. xanthin gum
  • 3/4 tsp. baking powder 
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 cup cane sugar (or 2/3 cup white sugar)
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla 
Mix dry ingredients and set aside.  Cream sugar and butter, add egg and vanilla.  Add dry ingredients and mix until combined and mixture sticks together and will form a ball.  Roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes.  Bake on a greased cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until slightly browned.

 Glaze

  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • Icing sugar
  • Drop almond flavouring(optional) 
In a small bowl mix milk and icing sugar and almond flavouring with a spoon.  Start with 2 Tablespoons of icing sugar and add a little at a time until the glaze is thick enough. It should be like creamed honey.  Spread on cooled cookies and decorate as desired.  The glaze will harden so if you are adding sprinkles do so right away.


Gluten Free Almond Sugar Cookies were shared on: Gluten Free Fridays and Savoring Saturdays

3 comments

Lauren said...

Yes! These look amazing! I'm always looking for good GF recipes! Pinned for later!

Terri Steffes said...

These look amazing !!

raia said...

Those are beautiful! They don't sound too complicated, either. Thanks for sharing them at Savoring Saturdays.