If you were signed up for my newsletter over the holidays, you might remember I sent out a free Mavis short story called The Holiday Cookie. Ever wonder what the recipe was for the cookies Margaret was making? Well here it is! Now you can cook along with Margaret and baffle the Mavis in your life!
If you missed the story or want to read it again, click here.
Basic Sugar Cookies
1 ¼ cup sorghum flour ½ cup teff flour
¼ cup amaranth flour ¾ cup potato starch
¾ cup tapioca starch 2 tsp xanthan gum
1 ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp sea salt
2 tbsp flax seed meal mixed with 1/3 cup hot water
¾ cup nondairy butter ½ cup coconut oil
1 cup packed organic brown sugar
½ cup organic evaporated cane juice or organic raw honey or pure maple syrup
1 tbsp organic, unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
Whisk dry ingredients together.
Mix hot water and flax seed meal and set aside
Cream together butter, coconut oil, brown sugar, and sugar
Add dry ingredients slowly to wet ingredients until fully mixed. If dough is too dry and doesn't stick together, mix a little water at a time until it looks like traditional cookie dough.
Mix for 1 minute.
Cover and refrigerate dough for one hour or overnight. (or bake if you can't wait)
Drop by teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined baking sheets
Bake at 350º for 11-12 minutes til edges are slightly browned but center doesn't look done.
Do not overbake.
Cool on rack.
(May add chocolate chips, nuts, or other bits as desired)
Adapted from The Healthy Gluten-Free Life by Tammy Credicott