Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Cookies

Instead of a regular therapy session on Wednesday, the kids were able to bake cookies.
Enzo and I made gluten free dough (recipe at the end) and
brought our silpat sheet and rolling pins to his class.

Rolling out the dough
It is so much easier with parchment paper!

Even though it was an angel, Enzo kept on saying "Batman"

They decorated their little hearts out

I only helped a little

They got to eat one cookie each and they loved them
Thanks to gluten-free girl for the recipe for sugar cookies!
(I changed it a little too)

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies
2 1/2 cups of your favorite gluten-free flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 teaspoons of xanthan gum (omit if your gf flour mix already contains this)
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup butter
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla (make sure it's gluten-free. Use only pure vanilla, please.)

After you have preheated the oven to 350°, mix all the dry ingredients together and set that bowl aside.

Cream together the shortenings and sugar, preferably with a standing mixer. Then, add the egg and vanilla. Beat these as long as you can. The more airy and whipped they are, the better the cookies will taste.

Add the dry ingredients.

Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least one hour. This is essential for gluten-free doughs.

When the dough is properly chilled, roll it out to 1/2-inch thickness and cut with your favorite cookie cutters.

Bake on an ungreased baking sheet (preferably with a silpat), for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on your oven.

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