These rice flour cookies are not only incredibly tasty but they are also super easy to make and naturally gluten free.
If you have already read some of my posts, you probably know that I am a fan of rice flour for baking gluten-free desserts.
I have always had several recipes for cakes made with rice flour but I did not have a reliable recipe for cookies that I could use every time.
So I did what every good food blogger does in those cases: I started trying recipes until I found the best of them all.
These rice flour cookies are made with rice flour (obvious right?) Which is a gluten free flour and perfect for when you want to make wheat free desserts.
It also has no eggs so it works very well for those who choose not to eat it or have food allergies.
The result is a super rich and easy-to-make cookie, slightly crunchy and with an exquisite crumb. They hold their shape very well so if you want to use them to decorate like Christmas cookies, you can.
What ingredients do you need to make rice flour cookies?
It is perfect for these cookies because it gives a slight touch of butter that reminds me a lot of Christmas cookies.
The real star of this recipe. You can buy rice flour practically in any supermarket or health food store or herbalist. Just make sure it’s rice flour and not glutinous rice flour. Glutinous rice flour is different (it is stickier and is used to make mochi) so you will not get the same result if you use it.
Cornstarch adds extra softness to the cookie. That feeling that the cookie melts in your mouth when you eat it is thanks to the cornstarch.
I prefer it over traditional sugar because it creates a smoother, more delicate cookie.
Use a quality extract, I swear that a difference is felt a lot in the final result. Also, if you are baking for someone with celiac disease, make sure your vanilla extract is certified gluten-free.
Frequently asked questions about rice flour cookies
How long do they stay fresh?
This is what I like the most about this recipe. These rice cakes stay fresh in an airtight container for about two weeks longer.
How can I personalize my gluten-free cookies
This is a super versatile recipe that holds the shape very well so you can glaze them and decorate them for parties.
On the other hand, you can add some spices to make spicy cookies or chocolate chips to make gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.
Can I make them with other flours
Probably yes, especially if you have already baked a lot with alternative flours you can take this recipe and modify it with others, but the truth is I have not tried it yet so I cannot guarantee it.
Rice flour cookies recipe
- 1/2 Cup butter
- 3/4 Cup confectioners sugar
- 1 Tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp cornstarch
- 2 Tbsp water (up to 3 if it’s too crumbly)
- 1 1/4 Cup rice flour
- In a bowl beat the butter and confectioners sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla and the cornstarch and continua beating until fully incorporated and airy.
- Add the rice flour and the water and continue mixing until fully incorporated. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
- Roll into a log and with the help of a knife cut out cookie disks. Place in the baking pan.
- Take to the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until done.