Posted 3/20/2013 11:42:30 AM
I have been searching high and low for a GF version of those round, frosted sugar cookies that are usually decorated for holidays and this recipe does the trick! I didn't want to make cut-outs, so I didn't really attempt that with this recipe. I just made little balls and the smooshed them with the bottom of a glass. The dough is VERY sticky, so I was NOT sparing with the extra confectioner's sugar when rolling out the dough (I even covered the bottom of the glass in sugar). I tasted the dough before I rolled it out into gobs of confectioner's sugar and it was a little bland - I think that is to account for the large amount of sugar needed to keep the dough workable. Once baked, they tasted wonderful plain, but the icing was truly must-have! Seriously, I would HIGHLY recommend getting the icing listed on the recipe for these cookies. The cookies DID turn out a little crumbly. Frosting them was a bit of a trick, but I let them set out overnight on the counter and they seemed to pull some moisture from the air (we live on the coast so it's relatively humid here). And this also let the outer layer of the icing harden so the cookies could then easily be stored in a sealed container. The next time I make these, I will be trying the applesauce trick that another commenter posted and see if it helps with the moisture.