For as long as I can remember, one of my favorite holiday activities has been baking Christmas cookies. Even when I had to stop eating gluten almost 10 years ago, I delighted in the experience of crafting beautiful, delicious treats (even if just to watch others enjoy them). But I was so thrilled when I started being successful with some Christmas cookie favorites that I could also enjoy!
So, all that being said, here is one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes adapted to be gluten- free friendly! Enjoy!
Gluten-Free Classic Spritz Cookies (Adapted from the Pampered Chef Classic Spritz Cookies recipe)
You will need a cookie press
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups Pamela’s all purpose gluten-free flour mix (this is my favorite flour, because it can be used in the same ratio as regular flour, and you don’t need to add xanthan gum)
Colored sugar or sprinkles (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 375F. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed of the electric mixer about 3 minutes or until creamy, scraping down sides as necessary. Add the egg and vanilla; beat well. Add the flour, mix on low speed just until blended (the dough will be soft, do not refrigerate).
2. Fit the cookie press with the desired disk and fill it with the dough. Press the dough onto a cookie sheet about 1inch apart. Decorate the cookies with sprinkles or colored sugar if desired. Bake 10-12 minutes, then remove from cookie sheet and place on a cooling rack.
Makes app. 6-7 dozen
Heather Cofer is a wife and mother with a passion for encouraging others to love Jesus with all their hearts. This comes through writing, leading worship, and being actively involved in life-on-life discipleship alongside her husband, Judah, who is one of the pastors at their church. She is also a regular contributor for the ministry of Set Apart Girl, and is in the process of starting up her own blog in the near future (visit her landing page here)
Heather loves spending her days with their three young children, enjoying quality time with Judah, and having sweet conversations over cups coffee with friends.
Heather is a Colorado native, but spent most of her childhood in the country of Mongolia, which is where she and Judah met after his family also moved there several years later. After getting married in 2011, they moved to Windsor, Colorado, and have been there ever since.