Monday, October 22, 2012

Allergy Free Orange Cookies

The pregnancy cravings have put me back on a citrus kick so I made some orange cookies.  Prince Charming was not at all excited about the thought of orange cookies.  Then I put one in his mouth.  He has since decided that he loves orange cookies.  The kids do too!

Orange Cookies with Orange Glaze
2/3 cup Spectrum shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons egg replacer whisked with 2 Tablespoons rice milk
1/2 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon orange zest
2 cups flour blend
3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Cream the shortening with the sugar.
Add egg replacer.
In separate bowl mix flour, xanthan, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Stir in orange zest and orange juice until mixture is crumbly.
Add flour mixture to creamed shortening and mix slowly.
Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
Roll scant Tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
Flatten slightly.
Bake at 350 for 10 minutes and let cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to wire rack.

powdered sugar
orange juice

Mix the powdered sugar with orange juice until the consistency is just right for drizzling on top of cookies warm cookies.  Top with tiny bits of grated orange zest.

I never measure the ingredients for the glaze, I just pour and stir until it looks just right.  You'll have to experiment.  

You'll notice that if I bake it, Prince Charming will glaze it.  He insists on glazing everything!

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