Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies - Gluten Free or Not

Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies - Gluten Free or Not recipe by Barefeet In The KitchenSweet cinnamon sugar cookies with crisp edges and chewy centers; these cookies are the perfect afternoon snack with a cup of tea or coffee. I've been playing with our family recipe in hopes of creating a gluten free version of the classic Snickerdoodle.

Slightly thinner than the original, with a distinct buttery cinnamon sugar flavor, I am very very happy with this cookie. I wanted a Snickerdoodle made with butter alone; one that did not include shortening. If you prefer a cookie with a more cake-like texture, simply substitute shortening for 1/2 of the butter in this recipe.

Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies a.k.a. Snickerdoodles - Gluten Free or Not
(printable recipe)

1 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups brown rice flour *
1 1/3 cup tapioca starch *
1/2 teaspoon xantham gum *
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Cinnamon Sugar mixture: 1/4 cup white sugar plus 1 tablespoon cinnamon

* If you are not in need of a gluten free cookie, you can substitute 2 3/4 cups AP flour for the items marked with an *.

Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat again. Whisk together the flour, starch, xantham, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix to combine. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

Preheat oven 400 degrees. Scoop the dough into balls and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place on a silpat or parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes and remove from the oven before the cookies are browned. They should be slightly puffy and crinkled on top. (If you prefer crispy cookies, let cook them a minute or two longer.) Allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 1-2 minutes and then remove to a wire cooling rack. Alternate using two baking sheets to allow each baking sheet to cool completely between batches. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Crinkle Cookies - Gluten Free or Not recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen




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12 comments:

  1. You did an AWESOME job with these! I'd never know that they're GF!

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  2. LOVE these! Oh for a stack right now with a glass of cold milk! It's breakfast time here but who cares about that! :) These look fabulous!

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  3. These are so pretty and I can almost smell the cinnamon sugar. You are a real trooper with the gluten free recipes. We are sticking with a GF lifestyle (mostly) because we just feel better. I miss bread and pizza but have an occasional dessert made with flour. I have so many of your recipes I want to try! I'll have to quit blogging one day so I can just cook other blogger recipes. Have a great day Mary!

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  4. My younger daughter's favorite cookie, and I've been looking for a good recipe, thanks Mary!

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  5. Your cookies look scrumptious. I would never suspect that they are gluten free.

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  6. Made these tonight for a bake sale at kids school..they turned out great except for the first dozen...I dumped them into the oven, down the oven door and onto the floor....good thing I had doubled the recipe. Did not make them gluten free this time but I have in the past and turned out very good, no one ever suspected they were not our of AP flour.

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  7. I have pinned so many of your recipes! Made these cookies today... Yummy!

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  8. Will these work if I use 2 3/4 cups gluten free flour in place of the things marked with * ?

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    1. I haven't tried that myself, so I can't say for certain. It is worth a try though. Let me know how it turns out for you if you try it!

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  9. What do you mean by rolling in the cinnamon sugar mixture? I'm having a hard time visualizing. Why can't it just be mixed in with the rest if the ingredients?

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    1. You are welcome to skip it. However, if you roll the balls in the mixture it forms a cinnamon sugar crust on the outside of each cookie. I'm all about making things easier in the kitchen, but this is a recipe that really benefits from that extra step! I hope that helps, Terri.

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