Christmas just is not Christmas with out cookie cutter cookies. Here is a recipe for some that are GF with a DF option as well. We love to roll out the dough, cut out all the pieces of the manger, decorate them and set up the manger scene with our own cookies! Although these cookies are not without sugar, they are a bit healthier if you use a good grass fed butter, raw sugar and GF flour! Have fun cutting and decorating!
Gluten-Free Cut Out Cookies
1 c. Brown Rice Flour 1 1/2 c. Millet Flour
2 tsp. Xanthan Gum 3/4 c. Raw Sugar
1 c. Grass Fed Butter 2 tsp. Pear Juice (No sugar
1 Organic Egg added)
1 T. Vanilla 1 tsp. Baking Powder
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In mixer bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, vanilla, egg, and pear juice. In a separate bowl, combine flours, xanthan gum, and baking powder. With electric mixer on, slowly add dry ingredients into mixer bowl. Roll out dough to ¼ inch on rice flour dusted surface. Cut out cookies with cookie cutters of your choice. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-10 minutes, until slightly brown around the edges. Cool on a wire rack.
*For a dairy free version use 1c. Earth Balance (Stick form, not whipped).
I just use a powdered sugar frosting recipe for the decorating.