gluten-free almond spritz cookies in a blue bowl
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Almond Spritz Cookies {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

Almond spritz cookies are the perfect balance of a bit of almond and touch of sweetness. This light and a perfectly crisp cookie is a holiday classic. It now can be enjoyed both gluten-free and dairy-free.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten-free almond spritz cookies, gluten-free spritz cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 48 4 dozen
Calories 41kcal
Author Audrey from Mama Knows Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup shortening I like Crisco
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure almond extract
  • 2 1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour I like Pillsbury gluten-free flour. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum leave out if your flour already has it
  • 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • gluten-free sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 °
  • In a large bowl cream the shorting and sugar together with a mixer.
  • Beat in egg and the almond extract.
  • In a medium bowl add the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum (leave out if your flour already has it) salt and baking powder and stir to blend ingredients.
  • Slowly pour flour mixture into the batter and mix until fully combined. The cookie dough will be like soft playdough.
  • Fill your cookie press with the dough. I used a snowflake disk for my cookies, but you can use any shape.
  • Form cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. * If you are having difficulty with your cookie press, the cookie dough may not be moist enough. All gluten-free flours are different and you may need to add an additional 1/4 cup of shorting to the dough. Just add the shorting into the dough and remix and try again with the cookie press.
  • Decorate with gluten-free sprinkles. (optional)
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. Please watch your oven because all ovens are different. Enjoy!
  • Store in an air-tight container.

Notes

I like Pillsbury gluten-free flour. Not all gluten-free flours are created equal. You may experience different baking results depending on the gluten-free flour blend you choose.
If you are having difficulty with your cookie press, the cookie dough may not be moist enough. All gluten-free flours are different and you may need to add an additional 1/4 cup of shorting to the dough. Just add the shorting into the dough and remix and try again with the cookie press.
I used a snowflake disk for my cookies, but you can use any shape.
Mama says, "Check all of your labels!"
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 41kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 3mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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