Becky has spent her entire career cooking and baking, which are also her favorite hobbies outside of work. For her, time spent in the kitchen not only relieves stress, but is lots of fun as well. Becky’s love for baking began as a child, standing on a chair next her mom, adding ingredients and mixing up dough.
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Crisp chocolate cut-outs perfect for dipping and decorating in a wide variety of ways.
Combine gluten-free flour blend, cocoa, baking powder and salt in bowl until well mixed; set aside.
Combine powdered sugar and butter in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg and peppermint extract; continue beating until well mixed. Gradually add flour mixture; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough into thirds. Shape each into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Roll out dough on surface lightly sprinkled with gluten-free flour blend, one-third at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6-8 minutes or until set. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Place candy coating in bowl; microwave, stirring often, 60-90 seconds. Stir until smooth.
Place waxed paper onto flat surface. Dip each cookie into warm coating; shake off excess. Place onto waxed paper. Immediately decorate as desired. Let stand until coating is set.
Store between layers of waxed paper in loosely covered container.
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Even after refrigerating, this dough is very soft and needs to be handled carefully. I ended up rolling it inside a plastic food storage bag that had been split open. They bake up nicely although the texture to me gives away the GF status when it turns a little gummy in your mouth and sticks to your teeth. The chocolate and peppermint candy do help compensate for that, though.
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