Post # 1
We’re planning a cookie event at work for December 23rd and we haveone person at the office who has Celiac disease and another who is gluten free by choice.
I’m trying to come up with some gluten free recipes for Christmas cookies or other treats that are tried and true (I’m always wary of how good random recipes from the internet will be without someone vouching for them and I don’t want to spend a ton on special flours etc without being confident they’re going to be tasty.
So – please share your gluten free, celiac friendly Christmas treat recipes.
Post # 2
No recipe (there are a bunch out there and the formula is pretty much all the same), but meringues are naturally gluten-free and really easy to make. They are also easy to change up the flavors.
Post # 3
Almond macaroons and soufflés are great holiday treats that are GF.
I love this vegan recipe from minimalist baker:
5 Ingredient Dark Chocolate Macaroons
Post # 4
annabananabee : i’ve never made a meringue, I’m sure I could manage it, that’s a good suggestion, thanks.
MrsAtlantis : totally forgot about Macaroons! Of course they’re GF, that recipe looks great!
Post # 5
Rice krispy treats should be good to go, just read labels to be sure. You can shape or decorate them in a festive manner, if you want.
Post # 6
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
I make these often for our gluten/dairy free friends and they’re usually the first to be eaten, even by non-celiac people! Everyone loves them.
No bake cookies are also usually gluten free, as long as you get gluten free oats which aren’t very expensive.
Post # 7
Celiac here. I make these all the time:
Thanks for thinking of your coworkers! I can’t tell you how awesome it is when people show up with GF stuff.
Post # 8
hogoboom2012 : those look amazing
Post # 9
graduatebride : thanks for the tip. We’re a small office, we try to be very aware of everyone’s food aversions or allergies etc. He would neve make a big deal out of not being able to eat anything which makes me that much more determined that he’ll have options. (there’s someone else in the office that reminds you every day of all the random things she can’t eat but no one knows the reason – it drives us all a little crazy)
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer's Beach, Grand Cayman
Coconut macaroons or some kind of chocolate bark?
Post # 11
You can make Rice Krispie treats but regular Rice Krispies are not gluten free. They make a GF version. Egg white meringues with cocoa powder are good. Gluten free brownies are quite easy and use corn starch and cocoa powder. Some vanilla is not gf.
Post # 12
While this would probably not be dairy free (though there are some recipes that are), fudge is usually gluten free.
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2016 - Southampton Registry Office
I’m Coeliac. For GF baking I’ve found it best to follow a standard recipe and swap the flour for a gf all purpose one. Hasn’t failed me yet. I used this method for our wedding cake and I had so many compliments!
Post # 14
I’m Celiac and have a great cookie recipe- http://pin.it/hpY3THB
I also make peanut butter bars often- they’re similar to @graduatebride ‘s balls but a bit easier because instead of coating the whole ball in chocolate, you do a layer of PB covered in a layer of chocolate and then cut into bars.
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I used to live with a roommate who was a celiac AND a roommate who was gluten intollerant…so we had a typically baked goods free home. They could eat rice krispie squares though!