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Prep Time: 30 minutes
Gluten-Free Christmas Gingerbread Cookies
1 cup superfine brown rice flour
1 cup arrowroot starch
2 teaspoons ground ginger (use 1 teaspoon if you don’t like a heavy ginger taste)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoons guar gum
1/2 cup dark, unsulfered molasses
1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
1/4 cup softened butter (1/2 stick)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Extra rice flour for dusting when rolling and cutting out cookies
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease
Sift all dry ingredients together and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar, beating on high speed for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
Add molasses and vanilla and beat until combined.
Slowly add dry, sifted ingredients to butter mixture and beat just until a stiff dough forms.
Place dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap lightly dusted with sweet rice flour. Roll out to 1/8 inch thick.
Dip gingerbread cookie cutter in sweet rice flour and cut out gingerbread men. Use a flour-dusted spatula to transfer cookies to baking sheet. If the dough should get too soft while you are working with it, just place it in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until cookies are firm to the touch. Cool and decorate with Icing if you wish.