Gluten Free Peppermint Snaps

Gluten is a potentially inflammatory food for some. If you have celiac disease you should eat nothing containing gluten. Others should moderate gluten-containing foods just as you would moderate any food with inflammatory characteristics.
— Peg

My sister Jeanie shared this recipe with me and I think it's perfect for the holidays when you might be having more than your usual share of baked goods and want a little hold on the gluten. 

12 T unsalted butter                                            3/4 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. granulated sugar                                       1 t. vanilla extract

1 t. peppermint extract                                       1/2 t. salt

2 large eggs                                                        3 T. water

1 1/2 c. gluten free multi purpose flour   or        1 3/4 c. gluten free brown rice flour

1/2 c. Dutch cocoa                                               1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 t. xanthan gum                                              1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

Mix butter, sugars, flavoring and salt in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs and water.  Whisk together the flour , cocoa,  baking soda, and xanthin gum.

Add one half at a time to the wet ingredients   sStir in chocolate chips

Cover bowl and refrigerate for 1 hr or longer. 

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets, or line with parchment

Drop rounded teaspoonfuls of dough “ apart onto baking sheets

Bake 10 minutes for soft; 12 for crisp. 

Cool on pan for about 5 minutes and transfer to a cooling rack

makes 5 doz cookies