I am very happy to be taking part in the Healthy Christmas Cookies 2013 Roundup hosted by Sandra of Candida Diet Plan. What a special treat—pun intended—to be included in a roundup that focuses on healthier treats during a time of year when it’s hard not to get carried away in an “excess is best” mindset.
There are 18 recipes in this roundup. As Sandra says these cookie recipes are: “Anything from classic Sugar Cookies (just without the sugar hah!) to Oreo Cookies with a healthy (and very colourful!) twist. From Double Chocolate to totally nutty. 😉 Virtually all the recipes are gluten free and a good amount are also grain free, dairy free, egg free, refined sugar free, and vegan.”
I shared my Flourless Triple Nut (or Seed) Brownies, which are gluten free, grain free, paleo, and vegan. You will find lots of other great choices in Sandra’s roundup because only three of the recipes are not gluten free as written. One of those would easily be made gluten free by using certified gluten-free oats/oat flour. The other two could *probably* easily be converted to gluten free by substituting gluten-free flours and adding some binder if needed. Let us know if you give a gluten-free version of those a go!
Here’s a listing of all the recipes—with links—in the roundup:
13. Hazelnut and Cherry Carob Truffles – vegan and wheat-free from Bite-Sized Thoughts (substitute certified gluten-free oats/oat flour to make this recipe gluten free)
17. Anzac Biscuits with Cranberries – from Green Gourmet Giraffe (not gluten free as written)
18. Chocolate Mint Tea Cookies – refined sugar free from Spiced Curiosity (not gluten free as written)
Check out Sandra’s roundup post, which includes some of her tips on sugar-free baking. And if you’re looking for even more gluten-free cookie recipes to check out (both healthy recipes and more indulgent ones), be sure to take a look at 30 Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie Recipes Never Before Seen on All Gluten-Free Desserts.