Cookies, Candies, Desserts – Oh My! Wow! This is the final weekend for holiday baking! When did that happen? Well, if you are looking for some gluten free holiday treat recipes here are a few of gfandme’s favorites things. Click on the pictures to access the recipes.
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Desserts & Squares
Gluten free recipes from Red Deer Alberta Canada
I think mincemeat tarts are my absolute favorite Christmas treat. They are another long time Christmas tradition in my family. My mom used to make dozens and dozens of these little sweet treats when my sisters, brother and I were little. Of course, they were off limits for us kids but we would still sneak a few now and then from where they were hidden in the bottom of the deep freeze (and by ‘now and then’ I mean ‘daily’). To this day I think I like them best when they are frozen solid!
Anyway, after Geoff was diagnosed with celiac disease, we went went without these for a Christmas or two. Then mom developed her awesome gluten free pastry recipe and since then has made us a batch every year. Thanks mom! I honestly cannot tell the difference between these and the old glutenous version.
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Danish Shortbread or Whipped Butter Cookies
Butter Tart Slice
Sweet & Spicy Ginger Snaps
If you miss those soft, melt-in-your-mouth whipped butter cookies, this is the recipe for you. It is another Danish recipe that’s been in my family for generations (for others see here and here). My grandmother, or Bedstemor, used to make these (both regular and a chocolate-almond variety) and I’m sure my great grandmother made them as well. However, it was my mom who took them to new heights. Her Danish shortbread is always airy, sweet perfection! When my brother and sisters and I were little, these cookies were in high demand. Mom used to make hundreds, perhaps thousands of these for school concerts, community events, and gifts, and now here is the recipe converted to gluten free! (Scroll down or click on ‘more’ for the recipe.This recipe was first converted by Rural Route Lupiac. See her original post here.
If you’ve been following our blog, you’ll know that due to circumstances that should have been totally under our control this is the second round of photographs for these cookies. But I have to say, they are worth the effort. These soft and chewy little bits of gluten free heaven are full of the flavours of cinnamon, all spice, and coconut. Geoff says that they remind him of a Dads coconut cookie but without the crunch. Dads were one of his favorite b.c. (before celiac) cookies (the other being chocolate Oreos. Anyone have a recipe for chocolate oreos?) Judging from how quickly these are disappearing, I’m guessing they are going to be a new favorite around here. Hmmmmm…where’s that glass of milk? ~scroll down for the recipe~
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old fashioned nut butter cookies
These cookies are light and sugary with a texture that’s crispy at first and then dissolves into melt-in-your-mouth buttery goodness. And did I mention that they have the awesome added bonus of tasting like key lime pie – one of our flavour favorites. The trick is the melted candy centres and although we like lime, you could also try it with cherry, orange, pineapple, or lemon. (Scroll down for the recipe.)
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butter tart slice
old fashioned nut butter cookies
Looking for some ideas for gluten free snacks, appetizers & party fare for the holidays? Scroll down for a round up of gfandme.com’s favorite recipes for light entertaining!
And they are gluten free!
It’s that time of year again. Every year, sometime between now and December, Geoff and I whip up a big batch of these spicy, salty, and extra crunchy savories. They are great as appetizers, game day snacks, movie night treats, or even wrapped in a pretty cellophane bag and given away as a thoughtful, homemade gift. Your GLUTEN-EATING friends will LOVE THEM and your GLUTEN-FREE friends will LOVE YOU for making them!
The recipe makes a big batch so you may want to halve it. On the other hand, they do last for up to three weeks in the cupboard and can be kept even longer in the freezer. (Scroll down for the recipe.)
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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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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 were, without doubt, the best gluten free buns we’ve had so far. The crumb was tender and not too chewy and the flavour of the cinnamon, orange zest, and fruit was out of this world. You could even make these into a great hot cross bun – instructions included in the recipe.
We stored the buns in a sealed container on the counter overnight and they were still good if a bit drier on day two. For day three, we toasted what was left and they tasted great. We will certainly be making these again, and again, and again ….
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