Home for the Holidays: Iris of The Daily Dietribe with Cream Cheese Cookies Plus Books Giveaway

This post is linked to Gluten-Free Wednesdays. 

 photo courtesy of The Daily Dietribe

For Day 15 of our Home for the Holidays … Gluten-Free Style, we have the lovely Iris (The Daily Dietribe) sharing Cream Cheese Cookies. If you eat dairy free, egg free, and/or vegan and you let out a sigh of disappointment (perhaps an all-too-familiar disappointment) when you saw Cream Cheese Cookies in the title, hold on a minute. Iris has created a Cream Cheese Cookie recipe that’s gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan. Yep, hard to believe, but look at this photo. It shows one version using granulated sugar and the other using coconut sugar (hence the difference in  color). Iris says both taste great—and I certainly believe her—but the one made using “table sugar” is the one that remind her most of her grandmother’s cream cheese cookies. Not surprisingly, she said that the cookies made with coconut sugar have the caramel undertones that usually accompany coconut sugar providing a completely different flavor experience, even overriding the cream cheese flavoring a bit in her opinion.

As I mentioned the other day, Iris is co-authoring two cookbooks—The Essential Baking Guide Parts 1 and 2—with Brittany (Real Sustenance) who shared the Cinnamon Chocolate Babka Bread a few days ago for our event. Now that you’ve seen these recipe creations from Iris and Brittany, that should give you some idea of the treats you’ll be in for with their cookbook series!

Now what is Iris giving away? Her first two prizes, Sugar Nation and Dangerous Grains, are ones that I’ve spoken about several times in our event, so I won’t discuss them again, but I’ve linked to earlier review posts.

 1 copy (1 winner)

1 copy (1 winner)

The third prize is new to our holiday event and pretty new to the “world” actually! If you’re a fan of the indomitable, incredibly creative, and super respected Gluten-Free Goddess, otherwise known as Karina Allrich, you already know about her new e-book:  Best Loved Recipes. Karina has donated a copy for our giveaway and I’m so excited to share that with a lucky reader.

1 copy (1 winner)

Iris’ giveaway ends Wednesday, December 14th, at midnight PST. Head on over to see more close-ups of her Cream Cheese Cookies and, of course, to enter the giveaway. Please remember that any comments left here on my post will not enter you into Iris’ giveaway, so be sure to leave a comment on The Daily Dietribe.

Every entry throughout our holiday event qualifies you for the final prizes (prize packages from Caveman Cookies, Free From Gluten, and Vitamix!) and a few more terrific prizes as well (e.g., Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil; Honeyville Almond Flour;  Mommy, What Is Celiac Disease?). Last, did you see all the Home for the Holidays winners from this past week? If you missed that listing the first time around, find out if you’re a winner here. Tomorrow, we’ll all be heading over to see what Stephanie (Gluten Free By Nature) has created for us!

Not just gf, but gfe!

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15 Responses to “Home for the Holidays: Iris of The Daily Dietribe with Cream Cheese Cookies Plus Books Giveaway”

  1. Iris on December 13th, 2011 2:07 am

    Thanks Shirley! This is such a fun event to be a part of. I don’t know how you manage it all, but you do it with grace!

  2. Mary on December 13th, 2011 7:00 am

    After feeling so restricted for so long in cooking for my Gf/DF daughter and granddaughter, it’s so nice to have found this world of real food!! Can’t wait to try the cream cheese cookies!!


  3. jodie on December 13th, 2011 9:48 am

    MMMMM! These look so buttery! Thanks for so many great ideas!!

  4. Katy on December 13th, 2011 3:08 pm

    I’ve been trying to get to Iris’ recipe since yesterday and for some reason it won’t work: I tried from my blog feed, from her facebook page, from the link here, etc. My computer won’t display The Daily Dietribe at all. Is anyone else having a problem with this, or is it just me? I’m going to the library later this afternoon, so I’ll try again from there.

    • Shirley on December 13th, 2011 3:17 pm

      Hey Katy–I get to it with no problem. See if you can access the printable recipe via this link from Iris’ blog. It’s through Google docs so that might work fine for you. Hate for you to have to make a special trip to the library, but understand how badly you want that recipe! Let me know if this link works for you. :-)


      • Katy on December 13th, 2011 7:14 pm

        Thanks so much, Shirley! That Google docs link worked just fine. Good enough for me :)

        • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 2:09 am

          Yippee, Katy! Glad to hear it. :-)


  5. Gina on December 13th, 2011 4:11 pm

    Did you say Vitamix??? Woo-hoo!!!

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 2:02 am

      Hi Gina–LOL … yep, that’s what most people say when they hear Vitamix! ;-)


  6. Susan on December 13th, 2011 6:33 pm

    Just found your site from a link on A Year of Slow Cooking. My naturopath has recommended that I go as gluten free as possible, so I’m thrilled to find your site and some new recipes to try! Thanks for the giveaway too!

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 2:08 am

      Hi Susan–Welcome! :-) So happy you made your way over from my dear friend Steph’s blog! Just FYI, as gluten free as possible should mean 100% gf. We all get accidentally glutened from eating out occasionally or consuming products we think are gf, but turn out not to be. So it’s important to do the 100% part on our end. Hope that I and so many others in our gf community can help you get there! Check out my Tip Sheets under my Getting Started with GFE tab under my header, and also my post on Top 10 Reasons to Live GFE. Please send me an email if you have specific questions.

      Enjoy our holiday series!

  7. Patti g on December 13th, 2011 8:39 pm

    Just found your site Love it!!!! Great givaways too!

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 2:09 am

      Hi Patti g–Welcome, and thank you! :-) Enjoy! ;-)


  8. Melissa Lawler on December 13th, 2011 9:53 pm

    I love the coconut sugar and can’t wait to try these cookies!

    • Shirley on December 18th, 2011 2:10 am

      Hi Melissa–I’m a huge fan of coconut sugar, too. :-) Hope you enjoy these. Iris did a fantastic job creating them. ;-)


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