this recipe by Georganne at LilaLoa appealed to me the most. Nice crisp shapes, and tons of raving reviews about how delicious they are.
So I converted it to be gluten free and I was not disappointed! Great, rich chocolate flavor and with the help of just three-four drops of black dye the perfect contrast color I was looking for (don't worry! that little dye does not give it a bitter taste). They roll out great and they hold their shape perfectly. They seem like the perfect ground for decorating, and they're also great plain or just sprinkled with a little bit of sugar. So if you don't want to go all out with royal icing decorating, even using a cute cutter and just sanding them with sugar will make a delicious treat.
This will be your go-to chocolate sugar dough. And I dare you to not sneak any bites of this raw! That is just how delicious it is.
As with most sugar dough, you need to let this dough rest. When you're done mixing it will be very sticky and soft. Georganne suggests if you need to use it right away add 1/2 cup more flour. While I did not try this, if you need to go with more brown rice or sorghum flour. I did not try this with gluten free flours though so it may not work the same as with wheat flour. If you try the extra flour and it works let me know! Otherwise just a few hours in the fridge will make it the perfect texture for rolling out without any problems with it being too soft or stick
Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Ingredients- 1 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla, gluten free
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp baking powder, gluten free
- 2/3 cup non dutch-processed cocoa, I used Hershey's
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup sorghum flour
- 2/3 cup tapioca flour
- 1/3 cup white rice flour
- 3/4 tsp xanthan gum
- Black gel dye, optional
At this point, if you'd like the cookies to be darker, add a few drops of black dye. Only a few drops is necessary! Black dye, if overused, can have a bitter taste. I wanted my cookies to be a little darker for more contrast, plus some are for Halloween.
Place your cookies on a baking sheet. If you are want to sugar them now is the time to do it. Sprinkle them with regular sugar or for a little sparkle use sanding sugar. I used opal sanding sugar.
onesie and teddy bear tutorial coming up next week. Then after that I'll have a tutorial for a special halloween sugar skull inspired owl design. Also if you saw my Ocean Cookie Post and would like a tutorial on any of those cookies please let me know and if I have some spare time I can make one for those too!