Gluten Free Kolacky Cookies

Tessa Ludwig
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Chill time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 32 cookies
Calories 106 kcal

Equipment

Baking Sheet
Silicone liner or parchment paper
Cookie scooper

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 TBS whole milk room temprature
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 1 egg yolk beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups + 2 TBS Namaste Gluten Free Flour Perfect Flour Blend
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
  • 12 oz can Solo fruit filling I do apricot and raspberry
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for sifting on top

Instructions
 

Cookie Dough Mix

  • Cream together butter, cream cheese, milk, and sugar. Add in beaten egg.
  • Sift flour, baking powder, and xanthum gum.
  • Add flour mixture to butter/cream cheese mixture stirring until well combined. Be sure to no over stir, gluten free flour can become very stiff.
  • Place in fridge covered and chill for 30+ minutes.
  • Preheat oven at 400 degrees

Cookie Shaping/Baking

  • Traditionally these are rolled, I do not roll mine out! Because I bake so many different types of cookies at Christmas its all about conveinence for me. So I came up with my own easier kolacky shaping process.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • After the dough has chilled, using a cookie scooper, scoop 12 balls and place on silicone baking sheets (I use sheets with circles for shaping).
  • Flatten each cookie in a circle shape.
  • Using your thumb indent the dough in the center.
  • With a spoon place the desired amount (typically 1 tsp) of solo pastry filling in the center of the cookie.
  • Put in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes. You want the bottoms to be light brown in color.
  • While baking place dough in the fridge to keep chilled, remove when ready to bake the next batch.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  • After 2 minutes place on cooling racks.
  • When all the way cooled, sift powdered sugar over the top. I wait to do this right before serving or putting them onto a cookie tray when guests are coming over.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cookieCalories: 106kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 0.9gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 5.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2.4gCholesterol: 36.7mgSodium: 25.9mgPotassium: 12.3mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 2g
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