Santa’s cookies

Gluten Free Cinnamon Vanilla Sugar, Chocolate Chunk Holiday Cookies

Happy Holidays!!

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Here is a jolly, lovely, sweet and super tasty cookie recipe for celebrations and yes, gluten free, from your kitchen.

Great for any crowd, kids and adults, super gooey inside with amazing flavor of cookie dough and hint of chocolate.

Done in less then 30 minutes, these cookies are perfect for welcoming Santa, guests or just relaxing and munching on the sofa.

Perfect with glass of milk or nice cup of tea.

Enjoy!!

Makes 12 cookies

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 1/2 cup brown rice flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup tapioca starch
1/4 cup chocolate chunks, semi sweet
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon organic vanilla sugar
1/4 cup powdered sugar, optional

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a stand up mixer bowl add cold butter, sugar, egg, vanilla sugar and cinnamon.

Mix just for a few spins, then add brown rice and tapioca flours. Do not over mix.

Texture should be like a dough. With hands roll the dough and form balls.

For holiday decorations stamp cookies with cookie cutters.

Add chocolate chunk in a center of every stamped cookie.

 

Pop cookies in the oven for 14 minutes.

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Tip: For adding artisan look and crunch, pop cookies under the broiler for a 40-50 seconds.

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Delicious, wonderful aroma and texture.

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Let them cool and if you like you can sprinkle them with powdered sugar.

Happy Holidays!!

 

 

Gingerbread Chocolate Santa’s Cookies

Christmas Eve. I just finish baking cookies, gingerbread family this year….what a lovely characters they are. I have to tell you that the whole house smells absolutely amazing. As usual I made a twist and add semi sweet chocolate and fresh ground ginger to the dough. Cookies are super tasty and for the look I have to thank my sweet hubby for the great photography.

Gingerbread chocolate cookies

Ingredients:

* 4 ounces semisweet chocolate
* 1 cups whole wheat flour
* 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
* 1/4 teaspoon all spice
* 4 tablespoons sweet cream butter
* 4 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
* 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
* 1/2 cup unsulphured molasses
* 1 teaspoon baking soda

Chop chocolate into 1/4-inch chunks, set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together flour and all spice.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat butter and grated ginger until whitened. Add brown sugar, beat until combined. Add molasses,beat until combined. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in 1 1/2 teaspoons boiling water. Beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Beat in baking-soda mixture and mix in chocolate. Pat dough out to about 1 inch thick, seal with wrap and refrigerate at least an hour.
Heat oven to 325°F
Roll dough and using ginger bread cookie cuter made shapes. Arrange cookies on the cookie pen. Bake until the surfaces crack slightly for 12 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes. Decorate and have fun:)

Hope Santa will like them. Our little Robo Hamster Bubbles – the Elf is Santa’s best helper this year….

Now excuse me I have to wrap few more presents and try to put kids to bed….not an easy task, especially when they hear reindeer sleigh bells every second or so…..what a lovely night this is!


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