This is a recipe that I do not make very often. Not because it is not good, but because it requires more than one step :) My daughter, Millie is more ambitious than I and made up a batch with mint icing... Grasshopper Cookies.
They were very tasty, and I wondered again why I don't make them more often... oh ya, I don't like icing cookies...
If you store them in a loosely covered container, they stay crunchy. If you cover them tightly, they get moist (my favorite). Try with mint or vanilla icing... I bet these would make good ice cream cookies, too!
OREO TYPE COOKIES
3/4 cups butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup rice flour
2/3 cups tapioca starch
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/1 tsp salt
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 cup milk or milk substitute (I use coconut milk)
-Cream butter or margarine and sugar together. Scrape the bowl and add the egg and vanilla. Mix well.
-Combine all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl and lightly mix together. Add to the creamed mixture alternately with the milk. Mix well - I use the cookie paddle on my upright mixer.
-Chill the dough so is easier to work with.
-Roll out on a tapioca starched board - if dough is still too sticky to work with , kneed in a little tapioca starch. Cut out with a glass or round cookie cutter - Emilie cut out rounds that were almost 2" in diameter. These were plenty big, and you may want to cut smaller ones for daintier cookies.
-Place cookies on baking sheets and bake at 350 degrees for 8-10minutes. Cool on racks.
-Cool cookies before icing and then sandwich two cookies together with the bottoms sides together with mint or vanilla filling.
2 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1+ Tbsp milk or milk substitute
green food coloring
1 or 2 drops peppermint extract.
Cream the icing sugar and butter or margarine together. Add milk a little at a time until it is a cream, spreadable consistency. Add the peppermint extract and a few drops of green food coloring to get a mild green color. Spread between cookies.