Being on a gluten-free diet and someone who loves to bake at Christmas made me sad the first year of my new way of eating. Thank goodness for the internet, because I’ve found so many great new recipes for gluten-free treats from Christmas cookies, snack bars, cakes to all those sweet or savory snacks that make December holidays so delicious.
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If you have a not-to-be-missed gluten-free Christmas recipe on your own site, let me know in a comment.
The thing I missed most when I had to give up wheat flour and its delicious, delicious gluten was sugar cookies. Sugar cookies themselves are only just okay, but for me they are a piece of Christmas nostalgia and an exercise in creativity.
With this gluten-free sugar cookie recipe from Allergy Free Alaska, I can bake and decorate classic Christmas sugar cookies. And this sugar cookie recipe is dairy-free too!
Christmas is one of two times we voluntarily eat food turned green on purpose. If you are looking for a great gluten-free cookie recipe festive enough for Christmas parties or a cookie exchange, try this gluten-free mint chocolate chip cookie recipe from the blog Allergy Free Alaska.
The site Gluten Free Bread has a clever gluten-free chocolate cookie recipes with three variations, all made from boxed cake mix! Since I always have a box of gluten-free cake mix on hand (my favorite right now is from Betty Crocker because it's widely available in grocery stores), I'm always a few minutes away from fresh cookies.
This is a fast version of millionaire's shortbread, but without baking fresh shortbread. After this recipe is well cooled, make sure it's room temperature before you cut into small squares. If the chocolate is cold right out of the fridge it can crack. This gluten-free caramel ganache bar recipe is from Doodle Craft Blog.
While Kellogg's Rice Krispies are not gluten free (the malt flavoring will get you), it's easy enough to sub out one of the many brands of gluten-free crispy rice cereals.