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Gluten Free Lactose Free Candy Cane Cookies

These Christmas Cookies I don’t remember making as a child.  I think I started making them because maybe my aunt makes them and I wanted to find the recipe, or I tried them somewhere and went looking for it.  Peppermint is one of my favorite flavors.  I adapted the Betty Crocker recipe I had on hand to be gluten-free and lactose free.  It’s also easy to prepare ahead of time...

Gluten Free Dairy Free Molasses Crinkles

I enjoy these cookies for the holidays because of the mix of spices–cinnamon, ginger and cloves.  But really, they are one of my favorites any time of the year. Molasses Crinkles are thick, chewy cookies with crackled sugar tops.  They’re great with a cup of cold (Lactose Free) milk.  I’ve adapted this Betty Crocker recipe that we always used when I was growing up to be gluten-free.  Shortening is lactose/dairy...

GF LF Cranberry White Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies

White chocolate is something else I had missed so much, and I just love making White Chip Macadamia Nut cookies for Christmas.  I found some awesome lactose-free white chocolate chips online to make this recipe.  In addition to adapting for gluten-free, I also added Craisins to make them extra special for the holidays. Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar ¾ cup brown sugar, packed 2 teaspoons vanilla...

GF DF Oatmeal Scotchies

Though this cookie wasn’t on our traditional Christmas treat list when I was little, since I started on a gluten-free, lactose-free diet, one of the cookies I have missed the most is Oatmeal Scotchies.  These cookies are gooey and delicious; my dad describes them as true ecstasy.  I hadn’t made them in more than two years, and I found some special dairy-free butterscotch chips online to make this variation of...

GF LF White Chocolate Dipped Cranberry and Pistachio Biscotti

Mom always insisted we add Biscotti to the Christmas treat list, but I never really liked it.  But, now that I’m a latte lover, I totally get it!  I hesitated to attempt it, but because it’s one of Francisco’s favorite things to eat with his black coffee, I thought I would also try my own Gluten-Free variation on this recipe we’ve had since I was younger, that actually calls for...

GF Sugar Cookies with LF Buttercream Frosting

One of my favorite things about Christmas as child was making cut-out sugar cookies and decorating them with my mom and sisters.  My mom would make five different colors of frosting and she would also put out a ton of different kinds of sprinkles.  It is STILL so much fun to make and eat these cookies! This recipe is great because you can use any cut-out shape, frosting colors, and...