This recipe comes from Cybele Pascal’s The Allergen-Free Baker’s Handbook

My sister and I made these as Christmas cookies–but somehow I don’t think they’ll make all the way through the week. They’re too delicious!

There are a lot of ingredients in this simple cookie recipe, but the super quick bake time makes up for it, I think. At least then you don’t have to wait around before sinking your teeth into one of these tasty guys.


2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons Basic Gluten-Free Flour Mix

  • (makes 6 cups:) 4 cups brown rice flour, 1 1/3 cups potato starch, 2/3 cup tapioca flour

1/2 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon xanthan gum

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup dairy-free, soy-free vegetable shortening

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 1/2 teaspoons Ener-G egg replacer mixed with 2 tablespoons rice milk

1/4 cup plus 1 teaspoon rice milk

2 tablespoons granulated sugar mixed with 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. Whisk together the flour mix, xanthan gum, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.

3. Combine the shortening, granulated sugar, and brown sugar in a bowl with a mixer, mixing on medium speed until fluffy. Add the vanilla and egg replacer.

4. Add the flour mixture in two batches, mixing on low speed, alternating with the rice milk, and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.

5. Roll the dough into 24 balls (about 1 1/2 inches in diameter). Roll the balls in the cinnamon-sugar mixture until coated on all sides.

6. Place on the baking sheets 3 inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes in the center of the oven. Let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheets before transferring to a cooling rack or plate.

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Became a voracious, unapologetic bookworm in 4th grade after reading the first three Harry Potter books. Have a thing for dystopias, young adult novels, classic literature and funny memoirs (re: Mindy Kaling / Tina Fey). English and journalism geek, media and pop culture critic, food writer and blogger, editor of an entertainment magazine. Hobbies include: my Netflix account, cooking, gardening, music, art and hiking.


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