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In this episode of Abbey’s Kitchen Abbey welcomes two special guests, Abby Langer’s daughters. They join her in the kitchen to make a special batch of gluten free sugar cookies with dairy free icing for their Mom.
For this recipe a stand mixer is preferred, Abbey happens to have a Kitchenaid available, but any stand mixer would be fine. Start off by combining your butter, your brown sugar, and your maple syrup. Set your stand mixer to medium and let those ingredients mix together for just a bit. Next you will add in your almond flour, which is a big part of what makes this recipe gluten free. After that pour in some vanilla extract followed by some almond extract, a pinch of salt, a pinch of cinnamon and then crack an egg into the mixing bowl as well. Abby’s daughters both wanted the honor of cracking the egg so Abbey played a clever game with them to see who got to do the cracking. Once your egg is into the mixing bowl you are ready to make your dough. Simply turn on the mixer and let it do its job until your ingredients reach a doughy consistency.
Pull your mixing bowl off of the stand and reach right in there for your dough. In Abbey’s case they made so much dough they decided to vacuum seal and freeze half of it. Put flour down on your counter top to prevent your dough from sticking as you roll it out fairly flat. Using your choice of cookie cutters cut out the shapes you want and put them onto a parchment paper lined baking pan. Cook them at 350’F, just long enough to get slightly golden brown.
Now, it’s time to make the icing. Break your mixer back out and add a good amount of what appears to be confectioners’ sugar. Refer to the video to get a better idea of exactly how much you should be adding. Once your sugar is in add unsweetened vanilla almond milk and some almond extract. Raise up your mixing bowl and mix these ingredients on slow. You are making icing so when the contents of the bowl start to look like icing it’s safe stop mixing. Abbey splits her icing into three separate icing bags and adds a bit of food coloring to each. This is a great trick to bring some pizazz to your cookies. Snip the tip off of your icing bags and decorate each cookie any way you feel compelled to do so with the icing. Abby’s daughters also add gumdrops and some sort of candy sparkle to theirs for flair.
Your cookie baking is done and your sugar cookies are now ready for Mom. Abbey decides it might be nice to print out some cards for the girls to give to their Mom along with the cookies, which they do. Celebrate this Mother’s with something special for Mom, even if it isn’t these gluten free sugar cookies with dairy free icing.
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