These after eight cookies sandwich a mint wafer inside a cakey sweet chocolate treat. Why? Because sometimes your cookie just needs another cookie! Besides, these look beautiful and aren’t as fussy to make as you might think. And they taste fantabulous! Especially with your favorite cup of coffee.
This recipe was inspired by Canadian Living‘s “Chocolate Mint Surprise Cookies” in their 2014 Holiday Baking special issue. Some great recipes here and some awesome cookie decorating ideas. Check out their Hazelnut Meringue Kisses – gluten free!
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These cookies take a bit of work, but in the end, they are beautiful (and really, really tasty!) Make them as a gift. Your friends will appreciate the effort. Or make them as Christmas tree decorations – just pierce the top of the cookie with a hole before baking and thread with small ribbon after they have cooled. Placed in front of a Christmas light, these really shine. PLUS you can eat them on New Years Day (and remember – they are really, really tasty)
To make a stained glass cookie, you need a cookie dough that doesn’t spread while baking. If the dough spreads, it will obliterate the stained glass window in the middle. I tried to refine our brown sugar cookie recipe by adding more gf flour and using shortening instead of butter, but by the time I got the texture right, the cookie itself was dry and powdery. Then I remembered a recipe I’d seen on Simple Gluten Free Kitchen for linzer cookies and I decided to try it. It worked great! The dough rolled out nicely, didn’t spread too much, and the result is a mild almond and vanilla wafer. Besides stained glass cookies, these would be great glazed or sandwiched with jam or Nutella or dipped in chocolate for a dessert fondu.
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I was aiming for dairy free, gluten free pumpkin muffins but the resulting treats were so cake-like, I thought, “Maybe I’ve serendipitously come up with a recipe for gf pumpkin cupcakes?” Then again, I wanted to eat them for breakfast – and I just can’t let myself start eating cupcakes for breakfast. “So,” I decided, “they need a new name, something that encapsulates their light-yet-hearty crumb and spicy, sweet taste.” My first attempt was “muffcake”… but Geoff said that just didn’t seem right. In the end, I went with my next oh-so-creative idea: “cupffins.” Confused? Give them a try and you’ll see what I mean.
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Made with sugar and spice and everything nice…then stuffed full with cream cheese and raisins. What’s not to love about these gluten free cinnamon bun pancakes? Great for brunch – quick to assemble and your guests (gluten and non-gluten eaters) will think you’re a culinary genius. And waaaayyyy easier to make than actual cinnamon buns. Top with a cream cheese glaze if you want to be extra decadent!
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Looking for a fantastic gluten free brunch idea? Try these waffles made with almond flour. They are crispy and toasted golden brown on the outside and dissolve-in-your mouth airy in the middle. Serve with your favorite syrup or treat yourself with strawberries, peaches, or blueberries and whipped cream! Also great with fat free yogurt!If you have leftovers, they can be frozen and reheated in a toaster. Great for a workday breakfast treat! This recipe is an adaptation of one given to us by friend. Thanks for your generosity Elissa.
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When you’re cooking on an open fire, desserts other than s’mores or roasted marshmallows can be hard to come by. If you’re in the mood for something different, follow this recipe and create a sweet, orange-infused pudding with a hint of almonds and cinnamon. The almond flour makes it creamy and the dried fruit adds taste and more texture. Top with a spoon full of gluten free caramel sauce for an extra decadent treat. This pudding recipe is an adaptation of Nourishment for Living Well’s almond flour raspberry muffin recipe. Click here to find a link to the recipe and to read our review of these awesome muffins!
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If you like lemon, you’ll love The Wholesome Pursuit‘s flourless lemon upside down cake! It’s moist and not too sweet with a zesty lemon flavour that’s out of this world. And believe it or not, it’s gluten free, dairy free and healthful!
See below for the rest of our review, what we did differently, and the link to the recipe.
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I have wanted to make stained glass cookies ever since I saw some gingerbread stars in a magazine last December. When I came across some small Easter-themed cookie cutters, I figured spring would be the time to give it a try!
The trick turned out to be finding a cookie dough that doesn’t spread too much. If the dough spreads while baking, it will obliterate the stained glass window in the middle. I tried to refine our brown sugar cookie recipe by adding more gf flour and using shortening instead of butter, but by the time I got the texture right, the cookie itself was dry and powdery. Then I remembered a recipe I’d seen on Simple Gluten Free Kitchen for linzer cookies and I decided to try it. It worked great! The dough rolled out nicely, didn’t spread too much, and the result is a mild almond and vanilla wafer. Besides stained glass cookies, these would be great glazed or sandwiched with jam or Nutella. Scroll down for the recipe.
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Inspired by our trip to Maui, Geoff and I decided to try to make something that would bring together some tropical island flavours. Made with Tahitian vanilla, shredded and ground coconut, and chunks of fresh pineapple, these Pina Colada Muffins certainly do the trick. On top of all that, the almond flour base makes them hearty and the applesauce keeps them moist for days. We will certainly be making these again! These are based on the almond flour raspberry muffins we posted earlier. Like those muffins, these should be stored in the fridge and taste even better the next day when the flavours have a chance to meld.