Friday, February 1, 2013

Italian Thumbprint Cookies ~ Gluten Free

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Italian Thumbprint Cookies ~ Gluten Free

These cookies melt in your mouth!!

In a Kitchenaid Mixer with the Paddle Add:
2/3 Cup Butter and cream for 30 seconds
1/3 Cup Sugar
and Beat until Fluffy

Mix together:
2 Egg Yolks (Save Egg Whites)
1 tsp. Vanilla

Add the Eggs and Vanilla to the Butter Mix

In another bowl Whisk together
1 ½ Cups Gluten Free Flour (***SEE FOOT NOTE***)
½ tsp. Xanthan Gum
¼ tsp. Salt

Slowly add the Flour Mixture to the Butter/Egg Mixture and Mix Well ~ Scraping the Bowl

Place the Dough into another bowl and cover with Plastic Wrap
Refrigerate for 1 Hour

Roll the Dough into a Log and cut into 3 Pieces
Cut each piece into 12 small pieces
Roll each piece into a small ball

In a small bowl Mix the 2 left over Egg Whites with 1 Tbl. Water ~  using a Fork

In another bowl add 1 Cup Coconut

Dip the Dough Balls into the Egg Whites then roll in the Coconut

Place on Cookie Sheets that have been lined with Parchment Paper or Silpat Baking Mats

Press your Thumb into the middle of each cookie

Bake in a 350*  Pre-Heated Oven
for 12-14 Minutes or until done
Remove from Cookie Sheets and cool on a Wire Rack
After the cookies are cooled fill with Preserves of your choice. I used Raspberry Preserves.
Put some Preserves into a small bowl and mix with a spoon until smooth. I used 2 small Spoons to fill the Cookies!

Makes 36 Cookies

(***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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