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Valentine’s Cookies (gluten-free, allergen-free)

Posted on February 8th, 2012 by Alison Read 2 Comments - Add Your Own »
Gluten-free Valentine's Cookies

These are the gluten-free allergen-free Valentine’s cookies that my girls and I made last year. This picture makes me happy because of the beautiful imperfection created by their little hands!

After years of experimenting with different people’s recipes, I finally have had success. For roll out sugar cookies that maintain their shape and taste good, I recommend two recipes. One is Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom’s Cut-Out Sugar Cookies. I followed the recipe for the cookies exactly, except for almond extract due to nut allergies in my house, and I just use regular powdered sugar to make the icing, but if you need to be corn-free, she has a great recipe for powdered sugar without the cornstarch. The other recipe I recommend is Cybele Pascal’s Allergy Free Rolled Sugar Cookies. Note that she uses rice milk for the icing, but I personally don’t like the taste of rice milk and think it makes frosting taste “off.” You can use water, milk or coconut milk instead if you are like me and prefer something other than rice milk.

Remember when decorating cookies that you want to put the sprinkles on right away because the icing will set and then the sprinkles won’t stick. Also remember that you really can’t go wrong if you put out little bowls of sprinkles and let your kids exercise their creativity (I do recommend frosting them yourself however!) If you use sprinkles that complement each other, the cookies will look great no matter what and they will be so proud to serve them to their family, friends, and classmates.

Comments

  1. These look so festive! Thanks for posting! Makes me want to eat frosted cookies instead of dinner.

  2. I don’t think there is enough aarweness. I read a post a few months ago about a father feeding his child a peanut butter sandwich just before they were heading out to a kids concert. I looked over at Lil munching on peanut butter toast and thought of all the times I’d fed it to her prior to going to daycare. If I’d failed to clean her up properly before we left the house, there could have been enough peanut butter on her hands to make another child really, dangerously ill.Tenille @ Help!Mum recently posted..

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