stained glass Easter cookies – gluten free, of course!

I have wanted to make stained glass cookies ever since I saw some gingerbread stars in a magazine last December. When I came across some small Easter-themed cookie cutters, I figured spring would be the time to give it a try!

gluten free stained glass cookies

The trick turned out to be finding a cookie dough that doesn’t spread too much. If the dough spreads while baking, it will obliterate the stained glass window in the middle. I tried to refine our brown sugar cookie recipe by adding more gf flour and using shortening instead of butter, but by the time I got the texture right, the cookie itself was dry and powdery. Then I remembered a recipe I’d seen on Simple Gluten Free Kitchen for linzer cookies and I decided to try it. It worked great! The dough rolled out nicely, didn’t spread too much, and the result is a mild almond and vanilla wafer. Besides stained glass cookies, these would be great glazed or sandwiched with jam or Nutella. Scroll down for the recipe.

Looking for gluten free cookie recipes? You might also like gfandme’s recipes for:

gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. gfandme.comGeoff’s Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten free chocolate orange cookies. gfandme.comChocolate Orange Lace Cookies (no flour required)

white chocolate lemon truffles. gfandme.comWhite Chocolate Truffles (perfect for spring)

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