These simple gluten-free Christmas cookies are made with a mix of chestnut, millet and almond flours. Their crispy texture and decorative look makes them so adorable.
For those looking for simple gluten-free cookies for your festive table, we have interesting recipe. These Christmas cookies are made with a mix of gluten-free flours and with a hint of ground clove. They are easy to make and you will enjoy while making them. We are sure that your family and friends will be delightfull with these cookies.
These buttery cookies are made with a combination of three gluten-free flours: chestnut flour, millet flour and almond flour. Each flour is different and gives something to these cookies.
The chestnut flour have nutty flavour and gives sweetness to the cookies. The millet flour has a light mild flavour making it perfect for baking. It lends a delicate cake-like crumb to the baked goods. Almond flour gives lightness and specific almond flavour to the cookies.
These gluten-free cookies could not be any easier. The dough is so easy to make once you have all ingredients measured and ready.
MAKING THE DOUGH: Creamed butter and sugar is the base of these cookies. We opt for using light muscovado sugar which gives caramel like flavour to the cookies.
Once butter and sugar are creamed together, add egg, grated orange zest and a dash of vanilla extract. Always use room temperature egg as it incorporates easier into batter or dough. Combine flours in a bowl with ground cloves and a pinch of salt, then stir this into egg/butter mixture and form a compact dough. Keep the dough in the fridge for about 1 - 2 hours.
BAKING THE COOKIES: Take the dough and roll out thinly on floured work surface or between two pieces of cling film and cut festive shapes. Arrange cookies on the baking tray and bake in the oven for only 6 - 8 minutes as they are pretty thin.
Leave them to cool on the tray while second batch of cookies are baking. These cookies will cool fast, so you can transfer them directly to metal container until serving. From this dough we got 80 small cookies.
These cookies stay fresh at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week. Baked cookies can be freezed up to 3 months.