I have to admit, baking these Halloween cookies was a small horror story in itself: Three trials were necessary to finally get gluten free biscuits that were not melting into a big blob during baking or falling apart as soon as you touch them. Well, gluten free baking is not always the easiest… In the end I used Schär’s Gluten Free Flower Mix C with a hint of almond flour and hooray, the cookies stayed in shape! Nonetheless I’m not 100% happy with the result as they lacked a bit of moistness. So if you have a gluten free cookie recipe for cut out cookies, please let me now!
This is how I made these little Halloween cookie friends.
500g Schär Gluten Free Flour Mix C (note: this is not sponsored, I’m just sharing my experience)
300g butter (unsalted)
1 tsp vanilla essence or paste (I usually use Madagascar Bourbon vanilla paste from Nielsen Massey)
2 eggs (whole)
2 egg yolks
60g almond flour
- Mix butter with sugar and vanilla paste in the mixer for 10 minutes.
- Add eggs and egg yolks to the mix and stir for another 10 minutes until fluffy.
- Pour in almond flour and the Schärr flour Mix C, stir quickly. Note: The dough will be still quite soft, it’ll dry out and harden.
- Wrap the dough into cling film and leave to rest for one hour in the fridge.
- Roll out the dough on a floured and clean surface. In the end it should have a height of approximately 2mm.
- Use your cookie cutters to cut out dough and carefully place the cookies on a baking tray with greaseproof baking paper. Tip: Make sure you leave enough space between each cookie, they will expand.
- Bake at 175° for 10 – 12 minutes.
- Important: Let cookies cool for at least 10 minutes before moving them for decoration. They will otherwise break very easily.
- Once they cooled down, you can decorate them to your liking. I mixed icing sugar and boiled water for the ghost and added black food colour for the bat and Halloween cat coating.
Ann Clark recipe for classic sugar cookies
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Do you have a favourite Halloween recipe you want to share with me? ♥