Happy Holidays friends… Before my trip to Germany this week I decided to bake my favorite gluten-free cookies for runners (or anyone, really, who loves Christmas cookies as much as I do).
Simple homemade cookies make great gifts for friends and family. Those with food allergies, gluten intolerance, or celiac disease have to be cautious, checking ingredients before they can accept homemade food gifts which is why I choose @bobsredmill gluten-free 1:1 flour this year.
I think baking cookies for my favorite people is a more thoughtful way to let them know, that I’m thinking of them, especially during the holidays.
Gluten-free Christmas Cookie Recipe for runners
These are the ingredients you’ll need for the Christmas cookies:
Gluten-Free Flour – I recommend using high-quality 1:1 gluten-free baking flour (I normally use Bob’s red Mill 1:1 GF flour). Be sure it contains xanthan gum.
Buttermilk – If you need a substitute, you can make your own by adding 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of regular or non-dairy milk.
First, you’ll start by making the dough…
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl and set them aside.
Cream the butter and sugar at high speed in the bowl of a stand mixer. If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a handheld mixer.
To whip air into the butter for fluffy, soft cookies, you’ll need to blend for at least 5 minutes.
Add the egg and vanilla extract. Be sure that the egg is fully incorporated before you add the dry ingredients.
Incorporate the dry ingredients.
Next: Make the Cookies
Add sprinkles or mix-ins of choice. If you want to use nuts or other large mix-ins, limit them to ½ cup or less total.
Form cookies in the size of your choice
Chill the dough for at least 2 hours before baking.