These cookies are light and sugary with a texture that’s crispy at first and then dissolves into melt-in-your-mouth buttery goodness. And did I mention that they have the awesome added bonus of tasting like key lime pie – one of our flavour favorites. The trick is the melted candy centres and although we like lime, you could also try it with cherry, orange, pineapple, or lemon. (Scroll down for the recipe.)
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Time: 30-40 minutes
Servings: 24 – 30 cookies (depends on how big you like ’em!)
What you’ll need
1 cup butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 cups All Purpose gluten free flour (We like Bob’s Red Mill for these)
1 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
3 dozen lime flavoured lifesavers (dark green)
What you’ll do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line your cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg yolk.
In small bowl, fully combine the gluten free flour and xanthan gum. Add gradually to the butter mixture. Mix until well combined.
TIP: This is where power tools come in handy! An electric mixer will whip this up in a breeze – otherwise prepare to have stronger arms tomorrow!
In a small bowl or plastic bag, crush the lifesavers into medium sized pieces.
TIP: Be careful! These things shatter more than break.
Scoop the dough by the tablespoon – or two if you like your cookies gfandme-sized. Roll each into a ball, place on cookie sheet and press flat with a cookie press or with the bottom of a plate or a glass. Puddle some of the crushed lifesavers onto the middle of each cookie. Bake for 8 – 9 minutes or until the edges of each sweet little round turn golden brown.
Photo credit: gfandme.com
Gluten free recipes from Red Deer, Alberta, Canada