1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon rum extract
1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
2 1/2 cups Gluten-Free Flour Blend (see below)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon rum extract
3 to 5 tablespoons water
Decorator sugars, dragées or frosting, as desired
Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg, whipping cream, 1 teaspoon rum extract and vanilla; continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate 2-3 hours or until firm.
Heat oven to 375°F.
Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2 1/4-inch snowflake-shaped cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; refrigerate 15 minutes. Bake 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons butter, corn syrup and 1/4 teaspoon rum extract in bowl. Beat at medium speed, adding enough water for desired glazing consistency.
Place cooling rack with cookies over waxed paper. Brush glaze over cookies; decorate, as desired. Let stand until set.
Gluten-Free Flour Blend
: Combine 2 cups rice flour, 2/3 cup potato starch, 1/3 cup tapioca flour and 1 teaspoon xanthan gum. Use appropriate amount for recipe; store remainder in container with tight-fitting lid. Stir before using.
This recipe was developed using alternative flours and products labeled as “gluten-free.” The best source for additional information is the ingredient listing on product packaging. Learn about gluten-free baking