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Gluten Free Angel Cookies

Gluten Free Angel Cookies

One of things I miss about gluten free baking is the ability to just make something. I used to see a recipe for a cake, bread, or cookie and I would say, I am going to make that today.

With gluten free baking I don’t usually say that because so much more work is usually involved.

It takes figuring out what flour or blend will work in a recipe. It takes more planning to be sure I have everything that I need. And it takes me being willing to face a cooking disaster that day. We all know that gluten free baking involves disasters especially when you try to convert recipes.

Earlier this week I saw a recipe link in my Facebook stream for Angel Face Cookies from Money Saving Mom, I instantly wanted to make them. It was not a I will print this out and try to figure it out later type of plan, I wanted to try to make them gluten free right then.

I am not sure why these cookies were calling my name right then, but they were. It may have been because they are a cross between a sugar cookie and a snickerdoodle, both of which are favorites in our house, but I went right to work on figuring them out gluten free.

The amazing thing about this recipe is that it worked the first time I tried it gluten free. And it did not just work, these were really good. That doesn’t usually happen the first time I convert something to gluten free.

These are a simple cookie. They are more of an old fashioned type cookie, but they are really good. I have no idea how the original gluten filled version tastes, but the gluten free version will be a do again in our house.

And I think the description of a cross between a snickerdoodle and a sugar cookie is perfect for them.

If you need an easy, yet simple gluten free holiday cookie, these are really good.

I think if you made these crispy, by baking them a little longer, they would make a great cookie type crust on a gluten free dessert.

Note: My version makes half what the original recipe did, but it was plenty for us.


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  1. Thank you so much! I subscribe to Money Saving Mom too. I read the ingredients and knew they would be so good. So very happy for a GF version I know I can count on (i.e. you are the best). Merry Christmas Lynn!

  2. I have a snickerdoodle recipe that I converted successfully on the first try! Isn’t that an awesome feeling?!?

    Wondering about your use of xanthan gum in cookies…..have you tried going without? I don’t use it in mine at all…usually freeze part of the batch though so long-life issues aren’t a problem here. I do have one recipe that seems to last for way over a week with no adverse taste…they just dry out a bit!

    • I find that the xanthan gum helps the texture and helps things hold together, so I usually add a little to most cookie recipes. For things like muffins and pancakes, I don’t always use it. Because this recipe is a sugar cookie type recipe that is a bit drier anyway, it may work fine without it, but I have not tried it.

  3. I LOVE that you adapted the recipe, and so excited that these worked out for you! We are not gf, but I have lots of friends who are. Now they can eat these cookies too! 🙂

  4. Where do you get sweet rice flour? Thanks for the GF conversion!

  5. Question: Why is shortening needed? I don’t like it. Blech. Why not all butter?

  6. I saw your cookies mentioned on Gluten Freely Frugal. This recipe is now at the very top of my must-try list. Thanks!

  7. I have made this recipe several times and love it! I posted it on my gluten free food blog today:)

  8. How many did your recipe make?


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