Gluten Free Spritz Cookies- Christmas Edition

In case you missed my very first recipe and blog post in February of this year Gluten Free Spritz Cookies, I’m here to share it for you again for Christmas.  Baking cookies for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do, it calms me down and I love to give them away as gifts to friends and family.  Well I’ve been at it again, like I have been every year since my early teens and here are the results.  I hope you have a very Merry Christmas/ Holiday Season!!

gluten free spritz cookies

Gluten Free Spritz Cookies- Christmas Edition
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Recipe type: Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon double-acting baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract
  • teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 3½ cups Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour
  • ¾ teaspoon xanthan gum
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Decorative sugar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in an electric mixer set on medium for about 30 seconds. Beat in egg and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, beating on low speed until combined.
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Soulfully Sweet

Soulfully Sweet Review

This week I wanted to share a secret with you….I recently learned about Soulfully Sweet cookies and they are delicious. Deirdre from Soulfully Sweet send me several boxes of cookies for me to try so I could give you a full review.  I had to do my due diligence and try each type of cookie, of which there are 8. It was really hard, just kidding, the hard part was not eating them all in one sitting. I am very happy to report that all of the flavors are amazing, but my favorite flavors are the chocolate chip cookies and the oatmeal raisin with toasted walnuts.  What can I say, I like my cookies simple.

We all crave cookies at some time or another, but we often don’t have homemade cookies lying around to fill craving, so we eat the mediocre store bought ones.  With Soulfully Sweet, now you can get that homemade taste.  They store very well in the freezer; you simply thaw and eat.  These cookies not only taste amazing, but they are gluten free, non-GMO and made with organic ingredients.  They really are the next best thing to homemade.

To learn more check out the website at http://soulfullysweet.com/ and if you join the mailing list, you can get 20% off your order.… Read Full Post

gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Secrets to Great Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

So this week I’m sharing some tips and tricks on how to make great gluten free chocolate chip cookies.  My mom alway made the recipe on the back of the ORIGINAL NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE bag, so that’s the one I love, but it’s been really hard to make gluten free chocolate chip cookies that taste like my mom used to make.  That was until I discovered Authentic Foods Steve’s Cake Flour Blend….I was able to take the regular Nestle Toll House recipe and substitue regular flour for Steve’s Cake Flour and they turned out amazing. Have you seen the photos?!?!  They look exactly like a regular chocolate chip cookie and they taste amazing too. My husband and friends cannot even tell the difference between my gluten free chocolate chip cookies and a regular one. If you checked out my interview with Steve a few months back at the Gluten Free Expo, you would know that he is extremely enthusiastic about his flour. Well he certainly has reason to be because it’s great.

Sorry if you were looking for my recipe here but I do want to share another trick that I do to this recipe, besides the Steve’s Cake Flour Blend, I also like to add 1/4 cup more brown sugar to the recipe and reduce the white sugar by 1/4.… Read Full Post

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

I am so glad to finally be bringing this recipe to you. If you follow me on my other social media outlets like Instagram, you may have seen some photos of past cookie batches. I’ve been working really hard to make a gluten free oatmeal raisin cookies that tastes just like the cookies that my mother used to make as a child. You already know if you have ever tried with gluten free flour, that recipes can turn out to be “sandy” and very crumbly which doesn’t remind you very much the cookies you had as a child.   This especially pertains to cookies made with rice flour as a main ingredient. I’m glad to see companies, really starting to focus on developing flour that closely mimics the various gluten full, wheat based flours, bread flour, cake flour, etc. What took you so long?gluten free

I’m so happy that there are folks out their working on better products provide us with all of the taste and sensation that our gluten-full neighbors get to enjoy everyday. One of these new manufacturers/inventors is the pastry chef Orly Gottesman and her product is called Blends by Orly. She produces a number of different flour blends based on their intended purpose.… Read Full Post