Holiday Cookies, Gluten-Free Recipes Triumph!


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 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!