It’s alternative holiday treat baking time!
That’s a thing, right? It is at my house. Somehow, I just want to bake treats this time of year. In my efforts to keep eating allergy-free, I find recipes that are gluten- and dairy-free (or vegan). In an effort to keep my sugar intake down, I also exercise self control and TRY to keep it to one or two treats in my mouth per day. Often, I will take conventional recipes, and just sub a gluten-free flour blend (my favorite is this one), plus some xanthan gum to help it hold together. If you’re looking to go dairy-free, you can always sub super healthy coconut shortening for butter. And if you can’t do eggs, this egg replacer works really well in baked goods.
Here are some of my favorite recipes, plus some I’m dying to try. If you make any of these, let me know how they turn out. Happy holiday baking!
Flourless Almond Butter Cookies
Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Vegan and Gluten Free Turtle Cookies
Peppermint Chocolate Macaroons
Conventional recipes (sub equal amount GF flour, plus 1/4 tsp xanthan gum, to make GF):
5 thoughts on “Alternative Holiday Cookie Roundup”
Lots of great links. Thanks, Ellen.
As a gluten eater, I can honestly say that the almond, oatmeal, ginger, and the Mexican are some of my favorite cookies with or w/o gluten. Nice list.
Thanks for some new recipe ideas. Here is a staple in my house…quinoa pumpkin cookies…GF, dairy and egg free. http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2009/12/quinoa-pumpkin-cookies.html
Thanks Indra, these sound delicious!
Yum!! Can’t wait to try some of these!