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Gluten-Free Lemon Wedding Cookies

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  • Prep Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 36

Enjoy these sugar coated lemon cookies - a delicious dessert treat for guests.

Ingredients

1
cup sweet white sorghum flour
1/2
cup white rice flour
1/2
cup tapioca flour
1/2
cup potato starch flour
1/4
cup garbanzo and fava flour
1
teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2
teaspoon guar gum
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup melted ghee or sunflower or canola oil
1 1/2
cups gluten-free powdered sugar
2
eggs
2
teaspoons pure vanilla
2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
1
cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2 In small bowl, mix flours, xanthan gum, guar gum, baking soda and salt with whisk; set aside. In medium bowl, beat ghee, 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, the eggs, vanilla and lemon peel with electric mixer on medium speed. Gradually add flour mixture, beating until blended. Stir in pecans.
  • 3 Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls; place on cookie sheet. Bake 11 to 13 minutes or until set. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 4 Meanwhile, place remaining 1 cup powdered sugar in large resealable food-storage plastic bag. Drop 1 cookie at a time into bag and gently coat with sugar. Remove from bag and place on cooling rack.

Expert Tips

As an option, double-coat these cookies with powdered sugar, once when hot and again when cool, giving the outside a lovely finish.

Letting the cookies sit on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack keeps them from breaking. Slightly cooled cookies hold their shape.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
75mg
75%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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