Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies
 
 
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Serves: 45
Ingredients
  • Lemon Sugar Cookies:
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Zest of half a large lemon (about 1 teaspoon)
  • 1 1/3 cup white rice flour
  • 2/3 cup potato starch
  • 2/3 cup tapioca starch
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioners' (icing) sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pinch of salt
  • yellow colouring (optional)
Instructions
Lemon Sugar Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the sour cream, oil, sugar, vanilla, eggs, and lemon zest until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Place all the remaining dry ingredients in a separate mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix on medium speed until completely blended.
  5. Scoop 2 teaspoons of dough on your baking sheet, leaving 2-inches between cookies to allow for them to expand while baking. Dampen your hands with a small amount of water and roll the scooped dough into a smooth ball. This will give your finished cookies a nice round shape.
  6. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 12-13 minutes, or until just slightly browned around the outside. Allow cookies to cool for a few minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. Only frost cookies when they are completely cooled. Store cookies in an airtight container.
Frosting:
  1. In a tall mixing bowl, beat all the ingredients with an electric mixer until smooth.
  2. Store in an airtight container until you are ready to frost the cookies.
Recipe by The Baking Beauties at http://www.thebakingbeauties.com/2014/05/gluten-free-lemon-sugar-cookies.html