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Lemon Cookies plus Variations

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Exclusive recipe from our Gluten-Free Gourmet Desserts Cookbook collection (pages 140-141)

Gluten-Free Lemon Cookies plus Variations: A citrus cookie recipe that is easily extended to create some simple and flavorful variations, including cranberry and nut accented cookies.

Another Lemon Cookie to consider.  This recipe produces cookies of a different shape, flavor, and texture than our awesome Italian lemon cookies recipe.

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Gluten-Free Lemon Cookies plus Variations
¾ Cup Sugar
¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
½ Cup (1 Stick) Butter
3 Ounces Cream Cheese
2 Lemons (for Zest and ¼ Cup Juice)
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1½ Cups White Rice Flour
½ Cup Glutinous Rice Flour
Approximately 1½ dozen cookies.
Baker’s Tip
For a simple variation, add ½ cup of dried cranberries and/or ½ cup chopped walnuts to the recipe (as pictured).
  1. Cream together the sugar, powdered sugar, butter and cream cheese.
  2. Add lemon zest, baking powder, white rice and glutinous rice flour (i.e., "sweet rice" flour); mix.
  3. Add lemon juice; mix until consistency of cookie dough.
  4. Use a small spoon and drop one inch mounds of dough onto greased standard cookie sheet.
  5. Bake at 350°F for 20 minutes. Cookies will brown slightly around the edge when done.

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