Gluten-Free Orange Cornmeal Cookies

This is an adaptation of a classic Italian cookie. You and your friends will love them. Use your favorite flavor additions, such as currants, dried cranberries, raisins, or dried apple chips.

Makes: 30 cookiesHands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups gluten-free yellow cornmeal
  • 1¼ cups brown rice flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. xanthan gum
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. concentrated orange juice
  • Zest of ½ orange, very finely minced
  • ¼ cup coarse or turbinado sugar

Directions

  • Process the eggs and sugar in a food processor. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients, except the coarse sugar and continue to process, stopping occasionally to scrape the bowl. Don’t overprocess.
  • When the dough comes together, remove from the food processor, shape into a log, and roll in the coarse sugar. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1–2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a cookie sheet with nonstick spray or parchment paper.
  • Slice log into ¼"-thick rounds, and place ½" apart on prepared sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

Recipe Information

Makes: 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups gluten-free yellow cornmeal
  • 1¼ cups brown rice flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¾ tsp. xanthan gum
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 Tbsp. concentrated orange juice
  • Zest of ½ orange, very finely minced
  • ¼ cup coarse or turbinado sugar

Directions

  • Process the eggs and sugar in a food processor. Slowly add the rest of the ingredients, except the coarse sugar and continue to process, stopping occasionally to scrape the bowl. Don’t overprocess.
  • When the dough comes together, remove from the food processor, shape into a log, and roll in the coarse sugar. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1–2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Prepare a cookie sheet with nonstick spray or parchment paper.
  • Slice log into ¼"-thick rounds, and place ½" apart on prepared sheet. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories130
Total Fat6g
Saturated Fat3g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium50mg
Total Carbohydrate19g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars9g
Protein2g