These Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies are incredibly light and unexpectedly soft. They're not too strong tasting. The best thing about these yummy Gluten Free Christmas Cookies is that, they're so easy to make. They dough is really pliable and easy to work with.
For The Gluten Free Gingerbread Cookies
½ Cup Butter
¾ Brown Sugar
1 Tsp Vanilla
⅔ Cup Molasses
3 Cups Rice Flour
1½ Cups Potato Starch (corn or tapioca)
1 Tsp Baking Soda
1 Tbsp Ginger
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
For the Royal Icing
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 Egg White
¼ Tsp Lemon Juice
In a large mixing bowl, using a mixer, mix the butter on low speed until smooth. Mix in the brown sugar. Then mix in the vanilla and egg. Add the molasses, then mix on low speed for another 2 minutes or until smooth.
Add the rice flour, potato starch, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon. Mix by hand for a few minutes, until a dough ball forms. The dough will be slightly sticky.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap in a disc shape. Then place in the fridge for 3 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Roll out dough on a well floured counter. Keep the unused dough in the fridge until needed. Return the scrap pieces to the fridge again before rolling out again, as well. Cut out shapes using desired cookie cutters. Place the cookies onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet, then place in the fridge for 10 - 15 minutes before baking.
Bake for 7 - 8 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool before removing from the pan.
Let cool completely. Then prepare the royal icing by mixing the powdered sugar with the egg white and lemon juice. Mix until smooth. Separate into smaller bowls and add desired food colouring a few drops at a time until you you get the colour you need. Decorate as desired.
Recipe by Officially Gluten Free at https://www.officiallyglutenfree.com/gluten-free-gingerbread-cookies/