I’ve always enjoyed make something special for holidays. Here is a fun gluten-free chocolate shamrock cookie recipe for you to make for – or with – your kids/teens. My celiac and non-celiac teens gave the thumbs up. Give it a try and let me know what you think!
What you’ll need:
- Rolling Pin & Mat
- Cookie Cutter
- Mixer Like a KitchenAide
- Digital Kitchen Scale
- Wax Paper
- 200 grams KOB’s 1:1 Flour (see below for link to recipe)
- 75 grams Cocoa
- 200 grams Sugar
- 1/4 TSP Baking Soda
- 1/2 TSP Salt
- 1 TSP Xanthan Gum (If your flour has xanthan or guar gum, leave this out of the recipe (my flour does not have xanthan or guar gum.)
- 1/2 TSP Instant Coffee
- 4 TBSP Milk
- 1 TBSP Cream
- 1/2 TSP Vanilla
- 110 grams Hard Margarine (KOB uses Parkay)
- 55 grams Butter
Filling for Cookies
- 1/3 Cup Cream (35%)
- 225 grams White Chocolate
- 7 drops Green Food Coloring
- 2 TBSP Icing Sugar
- Place the flour, cocoa, sugar, xanthan gum, soda, salt, and instant coffee in to your kitchen aide mixing bowl. Use a whisk to mix the ingredients well.
- Cut up your butter and margarine and put into the mixing bowl.
- Use your paddle attachment and mix on low for a minute.
- Add the vanilla, cream and milk and mix until it is a soft dough.
- Divide the dough in half.
- Use your hands to shape each piece of dough into a round ball.
- Place a piece of wax paper on rolling mat and then place one round ball of dough on top of the wax paper.
- Place a second piece of wax paper on top of dough.
- Use your rolling pin to roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. (I have a great rolling pin that has rings you can put on the end to make it easy to roll out the exact depth. Take a look at end of recipe if you are interested.)
- Place the rolled dough, still between the wax paper, in the fridge.
- Repeat with second ball of dough. Chill dough for 45 minutes.
- Remove one piece of dough from the fridge, leaving the wax paper on, and place it on top of your mat.
- Gently pull off the top piece of wax paper.
- Take your shamrock cookie cutter (or round if you don’t have a shamrock) and cut out as many as you can.
- Place the cookie shamrocks on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and place baking sheet on cooling rack for 10 minutes. Then transfer cookies to cooking rack to cool completely.
If you have enough baking sheets, you can cut out both pieces of dough. If you do not have enough baking sheets, then let your baking sheets cool and then repeat with your second round of dough.
If you don’t have a shamrock cookie cutter, you can use a round cookie cutter, and they look nice as well.
- Place your white chocolate in a bowl.
- In another small bowl, heat the cream in a microwave for 20-30 seconds.
- Pour the cream onto your white chocolate and let it sit to melt.
- Add 7 drops of green food coloring and stir. Then add the icing sugar and stir.
- Add more cream or icing if you need to adjust the texture. It will thicken as it cools.
- Put the green ‘icing’ into a decorating bag or a ziploc bag.
- Cut a small corner out of bag and gently squeeze the ‘icing’ onto the bottom of one cookie and then line up the bottom of the second cookie and gently press together. You can also use a spoon or knife and just spread the icing on.
This icing does not make the cookies soft or mushy. You can put all the icing in and have them pre-made, or let your kids do their own. You also can put as much or as little ‘icing filling’ in as you like.
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