Gluten-Free Applesauce Raisin Cookies

Prep Time: 
25 minutes
Number of Servings: 
40 cookies
Recipe Source: 

The Ultimate Gluten-Free Cookie Book by Roben Ryberg ($16.95, Da Capo Lifeong Books, 2010)

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup oil, plus additional for pan
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped raisins

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Very lightly oil a cookie sheet.
  2. In a medium-size bowl, combine oil and sugar. Beat well. Add flour and beat well. Scrape down sides of mixing bowl at least once during mixing.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and beat well. Continue beating until dough comes together; it will be soft.
  4. Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough onto prepared pan. With moistened fingertips, press them to 1/4 inch thickness.
  5. Bake cookies for about 10 minutes, until edges begin to brown. Let cool on wire racks before serving.
Nutrition Info: 

55 Calories, 1 g Protein, 9 g Carbohydrates, 2 g Total fat (1 g mono, 1 g poly), 52 mg Sodium