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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Geoff’s Favorite Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Orange Lace Cookies (no flour required)
White Chocolate Truffles (perfect for spring)
These gluten free brown sugar cookies are light and sugary with a texture that’s slightly crispy at first but then dissolves into melt-in-your-mouth buttery goodness. And with only five ingredients, the cookie dough is also incredibly quick and easy to make.
While the cookies themselves are quick and easy, these linzer-style sandwiches take a bit of work to put together (instructions below) but they are certainly worth it for a St. Patrick’s Day treat! Scroll down for the recipe.
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oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (Geoff’s favorite cookie!)
Chocolate-orange lace cookies (flourless and easy to make!)
Old Fashioned Nut Butter Cookies (My all-time favorite cookie!)
The flavours of orange and chocolate come together in these sink-your-teeth-into-‘em chewy, crumbly flourless cookies. Made using a base of rolled oats, they are also relatively low calorie coming in at about 50 calories per cookie. They do, however, tend to crumble very easily, but we just put the crumbly bits in a bowl and serve it up as one awesome gluten free granola!My mom, Mary, kindly gave us this recipe. Thanks mom!
NOTE: Not everyone on a gluten free diet can tolerate oats. If you have concerns, please contact your doctor or dietitian.
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Spicy oatmeal coconut cookies – need I say more 🙂
Old Fashioned Nut Butter Cookies – just like grandma made only gluten free
Caramel Bars – so easy
These ginger cookies have just the right amount of snap and are loaded with sugar and spice and everything nice. Warm from the oven, they are soft and chewy and they harden up just a bit as they cool. If you can keep them around, they’ll last for days in an airtight container. This is an adaptation of a recipe that a friend of ours gave us years ago. Thanks Bernice!
Make these soft, chewy, and not-too-sweet gluten free cookies with your favorite peanut or almond butter. The choice is yours, but make a double batch ‘cause they won’t last long – and they are even better the second day!This is a conversion of one of our favorite pre-GF recipes.
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geoff’s favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
chocolate orange lace cookies
melt in your mouth shortbread cookies
Like coconut and caramel? You’ll love this gluten free square. The not-too-sweet base melts in your mouth like shortbread and is complimented by the gooey rich coconut-caramel topping. Delightful! And this square is not only gluten free – it uses coconut flour to enhance the basic flavour. Easy to make and even easier to eat 😉 this may become one of your go-to recipes for the holidays! (Scroll down for the recipe.)
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butter tart slice
These gluten free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle, and full of the rich flavours of chocolate and coconut. Make a double batch ’cause they won’t last long!
Oats lower cholesterol, are an excellent source of plant protein, and good source of iron. However, not everyone who has celiac disease can tolerate them, even when the oats are gluten free. If you have questions, talk to your physician or dietitian.
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Old Fashioned Nut Butter Cookies