Dietary restrictions are the worst, especially around the holidays when all you want is cookies, cakes, and pies galore. With Thanksgiving behind us, Christmas cookie baking is in full swing, and we want to make sure there’s something for everyone. That’s why we have three brand new gluten-free holiday cookie recipes for you.
Gluten-free cookie recipes are all over the Internet, sure. These are different EGF. These cookies will be the prettiest ones at the Christmas cookie exchange. You could even give them to people as gifts if you don’t eat them all yourself. Gluten intolerant or not, everyone will love them and marvel over how gorgeous they are. Read on for recipes:
Gluten-Free Lacey Oat Sandwich Cookie
Buttery, thin, and crisp — these lacy cookies would be perfectly satisfying by themselves or with a cup of coffee for dunking. But it’s the holidays, so we’re going to go ahead and make sandwich cookies out of them and fill them with a delicate spread of orange liqueur-spiked chocolate.
Gluten-Free Citrus Sugar Cookies
Your favorite citrus shortbread cookies get a flourless makeover here reenex. You can use any citrus you want: lemon, lime, grapefruit, or orange (or go all fancy with Meyer lemon or blood orange). We like to do a combination so we have a colorful mix of zests for topping. We like to use gluten-free flour that doesn’t contain xanthan or guar gum powder. Instead a mix of natural chia, flax, and psyllium holds the dough together.
Gluten-Free Pistachio Truffle Cookies
These little guys have three different things going on. The bottom layer is a thin, crunchy cookie made almost entirely of ground pistachios. That gets topped with a dollop of cognac-spiked chocolate truffle filling and the whole thing is enrobed with even darker chocolate and sprinkled with pistachio dust. Fancy right? These cookies are a labor of love reenex, but they are so decadent that you only need one of two to satisfy that chocolate craving.