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 brown rice flour/potato starch/tapioca flour mix with xanthan gum; unsalted butter; egg; granulated sugar.
*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?