Something possessed me to make sugar cookies for Valentine’s Day, and I’m so glad I did. The recipe is below. It’s the same one my Mom used when I was growing up — the only thing I substituted was the flour….These cookies are light tasting, yet durable and have the same great taste I remember as a little girl — many years before going gluten-free. I hope your family will enjoy them as much as ours does!
• 1.5 cups confectioner’s sugar
• 2 sticks softened butter
Then add the following:
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp. vanilla
• 1/2 tsp. almond flavoring
Mix together and gradually mix in:
• 2.5 cups GF all purpose flour
• 1 tsp. baking soda
• 1 tsp. cream of tartar
Combine well and refrigerate dough in ball for 2-3 hours.
When ready, preheat oven to 375.
Roll out chunks of the dough on parchment paper or clean counter, using flour on your roller. Cut out the shapes and place them onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake for about 8 minutes or until edges start to brown. Let cool completely.
After they cool completely, make frosting by mixing confectioner’s sugar w/ a little milk and adding a little almond flavor to taste. Add more confectioner’s sugar to thicken. Mix until just spreadable. Enjoy!