Valentine's Day was a couple of weeks ago, but I've been on a bit of a blog hiatus... I found this recipe on one of my favorite gluten free sites: http://www.glutenfreemommy.com/, and I adapted it since she used a baking mix and I didn't have one. I made my Valentine a giant heart cookie and it turned out great (although a teensy bit misshapen!) This recipe is so delicious you'll need to invite people over to share or you might end up eating them all yourself! I've already made these twice and I just picked up some sour cream to make another batch. They're good with chocolate chips too but if you don't have any add ins they're still worth making if you're looking for yummy soft sugar cookies. Since these cookies are made without eggs the dough can be eaten raw...Cookie Dough ice cream, here I come!
SOUR CREAM M&M COOKIES
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup salted butter
1/4 cup canola oil
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cup gluten-free flour mix (I use brown rice flour, tapioca starch and potato starch)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon guar gum (or xanthum)
1 cup M&Ms
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix butter, sour cream, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, and oil in a medium-sized bowl. Once the mixture is fluffy, add the flour, soda, salt, and guar gum a little at a time until combined. Stir in the M&Ms. Drop on greased cookie sheets in teaspoonfuls. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until slightly browned.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies
You can find the recipe at: http://glutenfreemommy.com/sour-cream-mm-cookies/ and the link to the original recipe is http://www.recipetips.com/recipe-cards/t--2466/sour-cream-m-m-cookies.asp