Gluten-Free Gingerbread Men

Formulation:

  • 2 cups white rice flour
  • 1 cup tapioca flour (additionally identified as tapioca starch)
  • 1/2 cup buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons floor ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon floor cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (or combination of nutmeg, allspice, cloves)
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 big egg, calmly overwhelmed
  • 1/2 cup blackstrap molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons gluten-free vanilla extract
  • Straightforward Royal Icing, recipe follows
  • Candies, nuts and sprinkles, for adorning
  • 1/3 cup pasteurized egg whites (from a carton is k)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed orange juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar, plus more if wished
  • Food coloring

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