gluten free cookie recipe

Hazelnut Biscotti – Gluten Free

Hazelnut Biscotti- Gluten Free

Hazelnut Biscotti- Gluten Free

These delicate biscotti might surprise you. While they have the normal crunchiness that you’d expect,  they also have a melt in your mouth texture. If biscotti are sometimes too hard for your taste- try making these instead. The combination of toasted hazelnuts, orange peel and vanilla make them wonderfully fragrant as well. I used gluten free flour in this recipe, but you could use all purpose flour if you prefer.



Hazelnut Biscotti

3 c. gluten-free flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3 eggs
1 c sugar
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. olive oil
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. grated orange peel
1 c. hazelnuts, toasted, peeled and chopped

Combine dry ingredients and set aside. Mix together eggs, sugar, butter, oil, vanilla and peel. Beat until smooth and stir in flour mixture and nuts. Grease a large baking sheet and place dough on sheet, forming into 2 (14×3)-inch logs. Bake at 325-degrees until tester inserted in center comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Cool 15 minutes and leave oven on. Use serrated knife to cut into 1/2 -inch thick slices. Place cooling rack on your baking sheet. Place cut side down on cooling rack  and return to oven for 20 minutes.  Cool. Makes about 24. You can leave them plain or add a drizzle of chocolate once cooled.


Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies- Gluten Free

Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-Gluten Free

Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies-Gluten Free

I got a bag of gluten free flour a while ago and keep experimenting with it. Last night I made a shortbread-type cookie and was really pleased with the results. Not because these cookies are OK, but because these cookies are great. I would make them again in a minute. Super crisp and not too sweet they were also very easy to make. Gluten-free flour is getting easier to find. I got mine at Costco.

Cinnamon Shortbread Cookies- Gluten Free 

1/2 c. butter, softened

1/2 c. sugar

1 t. vanilla

pinch of salt

1 c. gluten-free flour

2 t. cinnamon

extra sugar for topping the cookies

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In mixing bowl cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in the vanilla and salt. Stir in the flour and then stir in the cinnamon. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten the cookies out by dipping the bottom of a glass in some sugar and pressing down on the dough. To help the sugar to stick to the bottom of the glass rub a tiny bit of butter on the bottom of the glass. I used the paper the butter was wrapped in. After you dip the glass the first time the sugar will stick to it. Bake cookies for 12-15 minutes- or until golden around the edges. Cool on wire rack. Makes 30.

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