Ginger Lemon Girl's Vanilla Sandies

free of gluten & dairy

created by carrie forbes of gingerlemongirl.com

http://www.gingerlemongirl.blogspot.com/2008/03/gluten-free-vanilla-sandies-delicious.html

1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

2/3 cup brown rice flour

2/3 cup tapioca flour

2/3 cup millet flour

1/4 cup sweet rice flour

1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. xanthan gum (opt.)

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Use an oven thermometer if necessary to attain the correct temperature. In a large bowl mix together butter-flavored shortening, oil, sugar, and powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a medium bowl whisk together all flours, baking powder, and xanthan gum (if desired). Gently stir flour mixture into the sugar mixture just until combined. Drop by tablespoons onto ungreased cookie sheets, or onto parchment lined pans. Bake for 10 minutes until cookies are golden brown.

*This is very important* YOU MUST let cookies rest on cookie sheets undisturbed for 5-10 minutes before removing to cooling rack, if you do not allow these cookies to rest, they will crumble and fall apart! Move to cooling rack after 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container. Makes 3 dozen delicious cookies!