Alternative Holiday Cookie Roundup

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!

Gluten Free:

Flourless Almond Butter Cookies

Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Vegan and Gluten Free Turtle Cookies

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

Peppermint Chocolate Macaroons

Seductive Raw Chocolate Fudge

Strawberry Jam Cookies

Conventional recipes (sub equal amount GF flour, plus 1/4 tsp xanthan gum, to make GF):

Grandma’s Gingersnaps

Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies