Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gluten-Free Valentine Cookie Recipes

This is the cookie time of the year-- next to Christmas, there are more rolling pins out for Valentine's Day than for any other holiday season.  When you or your child has a gluten sensitivity, it's a blessing to know that the Internet is loaded with recipes for gluten-free cookies.   Here is a selection of recipes (along with some of the ingredients listed) for you to choose from:)
*using Amaranth flour with arrowroot flour and guar gum; butter; milk
*unbaked.  Uses dark chocolate, chili powder, almonds, cocoa, coconut milk
*using frozen cherries, agave nectar, arrowroot powder, dark chocolate, almond extract
*using cocoa, dark chocolate, agave nectar, blanched almond flour, espresso
*using blanched, slivered almonds, agave nectar, coconut oil
*using blanched almond flour, agave nectar, grapeseed oil, raspberry jam
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Valentine Hearts  (mini heart-shaped cupcakes)
*using millet flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, cocoa, xanthan gum, buttermilk, vinegar, sugar, butter, 2 eggs, low-fat cream cheese
Heidi's Gluten-Free Chocolate Puddle Cookies (Chocolate Walnut Meringues)
*using walnuts, powdered sugar, 4 egg whites, cocoa
*using brown rice flour, cornstarch, guar gum, tapioca flour, sugar, butter, egg

A Church group I know of is baking up Valentine cookies along with a regular meal and taking it over to the communal kitchen of a motel that houses a number of very low-income folks... how are you going to show your love on Valentine's Day?

Disclaimer:This blog reflects my own personal beliefs about the health benefits of being gluten-free. I am not a Medical or Health Care professional and any information or products contained in this blog are not meant to replace your responsibility to consult with the appropriate health care provider about your own circumstances and concerns.

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