Gluten Free Shortbread Gift Packages Recipe

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Gluten Free Shortbread Gift Packages Recipe
Prep Time
2 hrs 50 mins
Cook Time
28 mins
Chilling time
35 mins
Total Time
3 hrs 18 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 cookies
Calories: 92 kcal
Author: Kim Maes
Ingredients
  • 1⅓ cups white rice flour
  • ½ cup sweet rice flour
  • ½ cup cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together flours, cornstarch, salt, baking powder, and xanthan gum.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, sugar, and vanilla together on medium-low speed, until a thick paste forms, about 30 seconds. Shut off the mixer.
  3. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix on low until dough forms, about 3 minutes. Divide dough in half, wrap in plastic, and chill for about 20 minutes.
  4. Lightly flour a work surface with rice flour. Place one of the dough halves onto the surface and roll to ¼-inch thick. Using a 2½-3 inch square cookie cutter, cut out dough. Re-roll scraps as necessary, chilling before rolling, if needed. Place cookies 1 inch apart on the baking sheet. Chill cookies on the baking sheet for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Bake for 24-28 minutes or until aromatic, edges are light brown, and centers are set. Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat using remaining dough.
  6. To Decorate: Make a batch of Royal Icing (recipe follows) and divide into three or four portions. If desired, leave one portion white. Set aside. Tint remaining portions with food coloring, as desired.
  7. Divide each color of icing in half. To half of each color, add water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing reaches a drizzling consistency. Use a thin off-set spatula to spread thinned icings on cookies. Place cookies on a wire rack set over waxed paper. Let stand for 1-2 hours or until dry.
  8. Place the other half of each color of the remaining tinted icings into separate resealable small plastic bags. Cut a small hole in one corner of each bag. Pipe lines and bows on dry iced cookies. Let stand about 1 hour until dry and ready to package as gifts.
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Shortbread Gift Packages Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 66mg 3%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 4g
Vitamin A 2.7%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 0.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Royal Icing
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 53 kcal
Author: Kim Maes
Ingredients
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons meringue powder found in cake decorating aisle of craft/hobby store
  • ½ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix powdered sugar, meringue powder, and cream of tartar. Add water and vanilla and beat with an electric mixer on low until combined. Beat on high for 7-10 minutes or until icing reaches a stiff piping consistency. If not using right away, cover the bowl with a damp paper towel and then plastic wrap; chill up to 48 hours.
Nutrition Facts
Royal Icing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 53
% Daily Value*
Sodium 4mg 0%
Potassium 10mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Sugars 13g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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