Friday, February 1, 2013

Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Cookies

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Gluten Free Chocolate Cherry Cookies

In a Kitchenaid Mixer add: and Cream on low until light and fluffy
1/3 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Sugar

Add: Mix well
1 Egg (Slightly Beaten with a fork)
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla

In a Medium bowl mix with a Wire Whisk:
1 1/2 cups Gluten Free Flour (***See Foot Note***)
½ tsp Xanthan Gum
1/2  cup Cocoa Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Baking Soda

Add half of the Flour Mixture to the Butter mixture.. turn mixer on low so it doesn't puff out of the bowl. Scrape down the bowl and add remaining flour mixture and mix well. Scrape Bowl as needed.

Roll into 1" balls and place on cookie sheets that have been lined with Silpat Baking Mats or Parchment paper or on Ungreased Cookie Sheets.

Using your Thumb press into the middle of each cookie to make a dent.

Drain and Rinse:
 (10-ounce) jar Maraschino Cherries (You will need about half of the Jar of Cherries)
Remove the stems and Slice the Cherries in half
Press one half of the cherry round side out in the middle of each cookie

Bake in a 350* Preheated oven
For 10-12 Minutes
Cool for 2 minutes on the cookie sheets then cool on a wire wrack

I made these for my Sons Friend.. he likes them with Powdered Sugar sprinkled on the top.
Make sure the cookies are completely cooled before you sprinkle on the Powdered Sugar
You can serve them as is or I have seen some recipes call for melted Chocolate or White Chips drizzled on the top.


(***FOOT NOTE***)

You can use the recipe below for home made Gluten Free flour mix
or buy a pre-made Gluten Free Flour Mix

Gluten Free Home Made Flour Mix for:
cookies, muffins, cakes, quick breads and biscuits
I got this recipe at the Gluten Free Expo

2 1/4 Cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Brown Rice Flour
1/4 Cup Bob's Red Mill Potato Starch
2/3 Cup Bob's Red Mill Tapioca Starch
3/4 Cup Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Sweet Rice Flour
1/3 Cup Cornstarch

Measure all the ingredients into a container. I used a spoon to lightly mix it together then put the cover on and shake well.
(Making sure its a tight fitting cover)

The original recipe called to add 2 tsp. Xanthan Gum
I did not do that, I like to add mine to each recipe individually.

Bob's Red Mill Flours:

Silpat Baking Mat: Silpat: The Original Non-Stick Mat

Kitchenaid Mixer:

Canon PowerShot SX230 HS

Corel ~ Videostudio ProX4 Professional Video Editing Software
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