Monday, December 5, 2016

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Vanilla Snowball Cookies

These chocolate chip vanilla snowball cookies are gluten free, melt-in-your-mouth good, and simple to make!

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is to bake. I love shopping for gifts and all of that, too, but Christmas baking is just so special. And these snowball cookies are a must!

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Vanilla Snowball Cookies

  • 1/2 Cup Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3/4 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons White Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Powdered sugar for rolling

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a medium size bowl, combine white rice flour, cornstarch, xanthan gum, and salt. Whisk together.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, combine butter and powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. 
  4. Ad the vanilla and beat again.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until combined. 
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Form the dough into balls that are one Tablespoon in size, and place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven, allow to cool until you are able to handle them, then roll the cookies in powdered sugar. Best consumed on the day of baking (they are still good later, but they get harder/more dry the longer they sit.)

Adapted from this recipe.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

15 Gluten Free Christmas Treats You Need To Make This Year!

 The holidays are such a special time. They bring family and friends together, and they are all about the food! And even if you are eating on the gluten free diet, you don't have to miss out! Check out these fifteen gluten free Christmas treats, and you will have plenty to snack on during this season.

From classic recipes, to a fun new fudge and cookie dough treats, you really can't go wrong with these recipes!

1. Soft M&Ms Cookies. These gluten free cookies are thick, soft, and the perfect classic holiday treat!

2. Peanut Free "Peanut Butter" Cups. If you or someone in your life cannot have peanuts, but still loves the flavor combination of peanut butter and chocolate, then you need to make these this Christmas!

3. Coconut Joys. These candies are simple to make, and my family has been making them for years. It doesn't matter if you are gluten free or not - you are going to love these coconut and chocolate candies!

4. Cake Batter Chickpea Cookies. Change things up to be a bit healthier this Christmas by making these cookies with chickpeas in place of flour. Add some festive sprinkles, and no one will ever guess that they are healthy!

5. Brownie Bites. If you love chocolate, then you have to add these brownie bites to your holiday menu. They are so easy to make, and they are a great crowd pleaser (everyone at my brother's graduation party loved them!)

6. Soft Sugar Cookies. What is more traditional than sugar cookies at Christmas time? Just because you are gluten free doesn't mean that you have to miss out. These cookies are super soft and delicious, and can be rolled out just like any sugar cookies!

7. Double Chocolate Snowball Cookies. These cookies are so fun, and they have quickly become a favorite of mine! They are melt-in-your-mouth perfection!

8. Chocolate Chip Scones. Treat everyone to a special breakfast around the holidays with these chocolate chip scones. They taste just like a really good chocolate chip cookie, only in scone form!

9. "Oreo" Cookie Dough Truffles. If you love Oreos, then you will love these truffles! They are made with dark cocoa powder and rice flour, which allows them to have the taste of Oreos without any gluten!

10. Homemade Chocolate Cherry Cups. Anyone who likes chocolate covered cherries is going to love the homemade version! Make them to take to a party, or give them as a gift.

11. Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles. These gluten free sugar cookies are coated in sprinkles. They are child friendly, and they will add a festive pop of color to your Christmas table!

12. Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. What better treat is there for the holidays than fudge? This rich fudge has triple the chocolate, plus peanut butter, too! Can it get any better than that?!

13. M&Ms Cookie Dough Truffles. Who doesn't love mini M&Ms stuffed inside of cookie dough? Roll that dough in chocolate, and you get perfection. You will please everyone when you make a batch of these truffles this holiday season!

14. Cinnamon Roll Bites. Want a simple breakfast treat to make this holiday season? Whip up these cinnamon roll bites, and they be the perfect sweet start to the day.

15. Red Velvet Cake. If you feel like being a bit fancy this holiday season, then why not make a delicious gluten free red velvet cake? Frost it up pretty, and it will be the perfect dessert to impress your guests!

Hopefully you now feel inspired to do some holiday baking! Gluten free treats can really be just as good as gluten-filled ones!


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Monday, November 28, 2016

Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge

Fudge made with semi-sweet chocolate chips with a white chocolate and peanut butter layer on top, and mini M&Ms sprinkled all over that... does it get any better?

Fudge is such a great treat to make at Christmastime, or any time of the year. I have gotten into the tradition of making several (over 10) varietiess of fudge a year to bring over to my parents' house for Christmas. It is fun trying the various recipes that are out there, and I also love making up some of my own. Here is my Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge. I'm sure you and your family will love it!

Here are all of the ingredients that you need to make it...


And here it is all ready to eat!

Triple Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge
  • 1 1/2 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Can (7 oz., or 1/2 cup) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Bean Paste or Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate
  • 1/4 Cup Mini M&Ms
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine semi-sweet chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave for 20 seconds, stir, and microwave for an additional 15 seconds at a time until all melted.
  2. Add the vanilla, stir, and quickly pour into a 9x5 loaf pan lined with parchment paper. Spread out.
  3. In another microwave safe bowl, combine peanut butter and white chocolate. Microwave 15 seconds at a time, stirring, until melted.
  4. Pour peanut butter mixture over chocolate fudge and sprinkle M&Ms all over the top.
  5. Refrigerate until firm. Cut. Serve. Keep leftovers refrigerated.

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