Snowball Cookies

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Snowball Cookies

Gluten-free, very low lactose, FODMAP friendly

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

When I was a free-eater, my family recipe for Snowball Cookies (a.k.a Mexican Wedding Cakes) was a hit every December. Here’s a FODMAP-friendly version!

Ingredients

  • ½ cup sorghum flour
  • ¼ cup millet flour
  • ¾ cup sticky rice flour
  • ½ cup tapioca starch
  • 2 shakes salt
  • ¾ cup well-softened butter
  • 4 Tbsp  + 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup unbleached almond meal
  • 1 tsp to 1 Tbsp water, barely enough to make dough cling together
  • powdered sugar*

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 F, and prepare a cookie sheet with grease or parchment paper.
  2. Mix together and sift the flours, tapioca starch, and salt.
  3. Cream the well-softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add almond extract, then mix in the flours.
  4. Add the almond meal and mix until crumbly. Now add just enough water to make the dough cling together.
  5. Roll dough into walnut-size balls and place on prepared cookie sheet. These will not spread much, so they should fit on a single cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 30 minutes at 300 F. Remove from oven and transfer CAREFULLY to brown paper or a cooling rack. They are quite fragile when fresh from the oven.
  7. Cool about 10 minutes, then roll in powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container (add a sprinkle of powdered sugar between layers) or freeze.

 

*Note: Most powdered sugar contains a minute amount of cornstarch to keep it from clumping. Monitor your own sensitivity to corn products. Corn is considered FODMAP-friendly, but it’s a fairly common allergen. Trader Joe’s brand contains tapioca starch instead of cornstarch and is clumpier. It works well in this recipe.

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