Gluten-Free E-Or-Or-E-O’s

for the cookie

3/4C shortening at room temperature (earth balance or whatever you like)

1C sugar

2t vanilla

1/2C soy milk

11/2C coconut flour (rice flour, or any other flour will work, you will probably need to add more liquid, milk, to get dough to form a ball, the finer the flour, the more liquid it absorbs)

3/4C cocoa powder (any variety or mixture, the darker the better)

2t potato starch (corn starch is ok too)

1/2t salt

1/4t baking soda

for the filling

1/2 cup of shortening

2-3C powdered sugar

1t vanilla

preheat oven to 325 ( No Hotter!)

Cream shortening and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy

Add vanilla milk and mix until smooth

Add remaining cookie ingredients and mix until dough holds together

***important safety tip***

keep all unused dough in a covered bowl while you are cutting cookies out, it dries out quickly

divide dough into 4 pieces, roll out dough on pastry parchment to about 1/8 inch thick.

cut out 11/2-2 inch rounds leaving only about 1/4 inch between each circle.

remove excess dough and put in covered bowl.

the cookies don’t spread, but can overcook easily.

leave cookies on the parchment paper and cook in the oven on a cookie sheet for 10-12 minutes

if the dough sticks to the parchment paper, just place them in the fridge for 5 minutes, the shortening makes the dough stick if it is too warm in your kitchen

cool on the cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transfering to a wire rack.

repeat, repeat, repeat.  use all of the dough scraps and re-roll until you have made all of your rounds

you will have a lot of cookie halves. this is a good thing.

for the filling, make sure your shortening is soft, room temperature, or a low power micro-flash, then add the powdered sugar in small amounts, and the vanilla until it is all good, creamy, fluffy, stuff like that

 

spoon as much filling as you like and smush the two halves together.

if they break easily, just gently spread filling on one side, carefully cover with the other half.

 

keep tightly covered and enjoy often.

these cookies can be filled with whatever you like between two chocolate circles, use your imagination and enjoy.

 

 

 

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