Gluten-free Recipes – Baking for the Holidays – Spritz Cookies

I’m rushing this new gluten-free cookie recipe to you, just in the time for the holidays! My mom always made spritz cookies at Christmastime when we were kids, but quite honestly, I wasn’t too keen on the cookie. My cousin, however, asked me to develop a gluten-free version, and this one is just great!gluten free recipes baking - spritz cookies

These cookies originate from Scandinavia (where “spritz” means “to squirt”) and are a simple butter cookie made using a cookie press, allowing the cookies to be various decorative shapes (I particularly like the wreaths and trees!) They are crisp, delicate, buttery cookies. This gluten-free version does not disappoint!

These cookies are super-simple to make as all the ingredients are combined in a food processor and then the dough is scooped into the cookie press. Another great gluten-free recipe – easy and tasty!

 

Gluten-free Holiday Spritz Cookies 

1/3 cup coconut oil*

1/3 cup maple syrup

1 tsp. ground chia (or 1 Tbsp. ground flax)

1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt

opt: ½ tsp. almond extract (this isn’t necessary, but we love how they taste with this addition. I’m tempted to play around with some essential oils for flavoring also- maybe peppermint or lemon)

 

1 cup sorghum flour

1/3 cup almond meal

¼ cup brown rice flour

 

 

Combine all until smooth in a food processor. Add batter to a cookie press. Follow cookie press instructions to apply cookies to baking sheet or stone (don’t oil baking sheet). Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes (check that the bottoms aren’t getting overly browned towards the end of the baking time).

* if you want to prepare this recipe with “real” butter, replace the 1/3 cup coconut oil with 1/2 cup organic salted butter and decrease the salt by 1/4 tsp.

Optional: Add natural food coloring for even more festive cookies!

 

Tip: If the batter is too thin- chill it for a little while before adding to the cookie press

If it is too firm- add a very small amount of non-dairy milk or water to the batter

 

 

 

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