Last Saturday was our holiday cookie decorating party and the third year that we’ve made holiday cookies with the littlest chef.¬† This time, we had two of the littlest chef’s friends along for the festivities (think:¬† sugar x 3 little girls).¬† Because one of KC’s honorary Aunties (and our chief cookie icer) has been avoiding wheat as of late, we mustered up our courage and made 4 different gluten-free cookie recipes with no time for practice runs (alright, we did¬†make one batch of regular cookie dough in case all of the others were a complete flop).¬† I’m happy to report that all of the gluten-free recipes worked beautifully, and honestly, I would not have know they were gluten-free if I’d not been the one mixing the dough.¬† For all of these recipes, I substituted a gluten-free flour blend available from Nutsonline.com for all flours/starches called for in the recipes.
Here are links to¬†the recipes and pictures of the results:
Gluten-Free Chocolate Crinkles
Gluten-Free Molasses Ginger Cookies
Nighty Night Cookies (naturally gluten-free, as they contain no flour)
For this recipe, I substituted pistachio meal for the chocolate chips to make pistachio nighty nights.¬† They were so delicious that I don’t have a picture to share.¬† They got eaten too quickly!
¬†And, lastly, the Gluten-Free Lemon Sugar Cookies, which were expertly rolled out & cut by one Auntie, and decorated by 3 little girls and 2 more Aunties, for numerous edible masterpieces!
Lots of people who eat a gluten-free diet assume that they can’t partake in holiday food traditions like Christmas cookies.¬† If you’ve got a gluten-free eater in your life, make them some of these cookies and watch the smiles form!