Gluten Free Christmas Cookies For Santa
Merry Christmas eve! This year marks the first year that Amelia knows who Santa is and is a lot more involved in the Christmas season festivities. I knew that I wanted to pick up some cookie cutters and get her involved with making cookies for Santa. Join me as we bake gluten free Christmas cookies for santa.
Against All Grain Cut out Cookies
This year I choose a recipe from one of my favorite cookbook authors Danielle Walker of Against all Grain. These turned out perfect and were not overly sweet which is just what I was looking for.
Join me as I take you along for our baking of Christmas cookies for Santa!
What you will need for the Gluten Free Cookies
I picked this set of cookie cutters from Amazon this year. I loved that they had multiple different shapes and that they weren’t too expensive.
Next, you need to head on over to Danielle’s site to get her recipe for the cut-out cookies. She has two that I will link here I chose the one without almond flour as my brother has allergies to nuts and I wanted to see how well these performed.
Here are the flours I used and they worked very well.
I also subbed out the maple sugar for half coconut sugar and half organic sugar. I like this coconut sugar from Amazon and I got the organic sugar from kroger.
We mixed the dough in the mixer rolled them out onto parchment and cut them into the fun Christmas shapes.
While the cookies were baking and cooling I whipped up a buttercream frosting.
Buttercream frosting for decorating cut out cookies
This recipe was not the one that Danielle used but was super simple. Here is how you make it.
Beat the following together until it forms the desired consistency
1/2 cup of unsalted butter
1/2 cup of shortening. My favorite is this one
2 cups of powdered sugar. I used one that did not contain cornstarch. Kroger has an organic brand that worked beautifully.
a splash of vanilla. choose a high-quality vanilla something similar to this.
Milk as needed to thin out the frosting.
You can double or triple this as you desire I used a very thin layer on my cookies as I did not want them to be too Sweet.
After the frosting had been whipped I separated it into bowls and added some natural food coloring to decorate with. Feel free to use sprinkles or do whatever you like to decorate the cookies
Here is a link to the food coloring I used.
The most important thing is to have fun and make tons of memories in the kitchen. These are the things I remember most about my childhood. Not the amount of toys I received or if the house was clean.
Are you making cookies for Santa? What is your favorite recipe or childhood memory of the Holidays?