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Gluten Free Holiday Cookie Recipes

Gluten free cookies can be easy and delicious with these gluten free holiday cookie recipes. They can also be so good that no one knows that they are gluten free.

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie

Holiday baking is not complete without cookies! And just because you are gluten free doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy cookies.

It is no secret that I love to make cookies. I shared a list of my favorite holiday cookie recipes and now I have a list of great gluten free holiday cookie recipes for my gluten free readers.

These recipes are family favorites that I have converted to gluten free. Some of the recipes use individual gluten free flours, some use gluten free blends, and a few are flourless.

Some of the recipes have gluten free oats in them. If you cannot have gluten free oats just skip those recipes.

Before I share the recipes let’s talk about one of the questions I get asked the most about gluten free baking.

Can I use a gluten free blend in place of regular flour in a cookie recipe?

The answer to that depends. Some of the recipes I am sharing today use a blend and some use individual flours.

Over the course of the last year I have done a lot of testing of different gluten free blends in recipes. I did a whole post on if you can use a gluten free blend in recipes in place of regular flour. The answer really does vary.

When I use a blend I always say what blend I use. Gluten free flour blends really do vary. The end result of the cookie or other baked good can vary a lot too.

I have tested the best gluten free flour blend for brownies and the best gluten free flour blend for banana bread. The different brands of blends really made a difference.

My opinion is that for the best results follow the recipe and use the ingredients that the recipe lists. If you have a different blend that you love use it, it may work just fine. But if it doesn’t work don’t fault the recipe because it could very well be the gluten free flour blend that you used.

Now for the gluten free cookie recipes!

Gluten Free Holiday Cookie Recipes

gluten free lofthouse style sugar cookies

Gluten Free Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies 

Chewy Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chewy Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies 

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Cookies

Gluten Free Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Double Chocolate Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

gluten free double chocolate white chocolate cookie

Gluten Free Double Chocolate White Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie

Flourless Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Lemon Sugar Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Cookies

Ultimate Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Gluten Free Molasses Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you love gluten free cookies be sure to check out my Gluten Free Cookies, Bars, and Brownies Cookbook. I wrote this a few years ago and it contains my favorite gluten free cookies, brownies, and bars.

Menu Plan

The weather here in Oklahoma has been winterish. Is that word? It hasn’t been cold, but it has felt more winter like.

Our Christmas tree is up and we have had several fires in the fireplace. It is beginning to feel at least a little bit like December.

Colder weather means that I am in the mood for soups, chili, and comfort foods.

Here is this week’s menu plan.

Breakfast Recipes

Baked Egg Cups on a plate

Baked Egg Cups

Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal

Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal

Blintz Breakfast Bake

Blintz Breakfast Casserole

Dinner Recipes

Slow Cooked Chili x 2 to use leftovers later this week ( This chili is on my list of images to update in 2021)

Chili Cheese Pasta

Chili Cheese Pasta

Oven Frito Pie ( Another old picture I need to update)

Oven Fried Pork Chops ( Another old, but good recipe)

Burrito Bowl Soup

Burrito Bowl Soup

Pizza Chicken

Pizza Chicken

Dessert of the Week

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies

Gluten Free Menu Plan

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan.

I made notes next to the items that need to be gluten free, but as always read labels to be sure that the ingredients are safe for your family.

Gluten Free Breakfast Recipes

Chocolate Chip Sheet Pan Pancakes

Gluten Free Sheet Pan Pancakes

Cinnamon Roll Muffins Recipe

Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Muffins

Greek Scrambled Eggs

Greek Scrambled Eggs

Gluten Free Dinner Recipes

Breakfast Chili

Breakfast Chili

Easy Beef and Rice Dinner

Easy Beef and Rice

Crustless Salmon Quiche with Cheese

Crustless Salmon Quiche

Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese with gluten free pasta

One-Pot-Cabbage-Casserole-Recipe

One Pot Cabbage Casserole

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Everyday Adventures

It is time for another Everyday Adventures where I share a little bit of my everyday life.

Everyday Adventures 49 Custard

Our Thanksgiving dinner was not at all traditional, but we ended up with a meal the whole family loved.

That custard was one of the things that I made and it was the best custard that I have ever made.

I feel like custard is a forgotten about dessert. It is simple and old fashioned, but oh so good.

I will be sharing the recipe soon!

Everyday Adventures 49 Plants

2020 has turned me into a plant lady. Or made me plant crazy or something like that.

Years ago, before I had kids, I had quite a few houseplants that I loved. Then I had little kids and little kids and houseplants are not a great mix.

As my kids grew life got busy. Every time I would have houseplants I would forget to take care of them and they would die.

Several years ago my mindset about plants changed. I am not sure where I heard it, but I heard someone say that you need to compare houseplants to cut flowers.

A bouquet of flowers can range in price, but no matter the price they only last for a short time. A house plant can also range in price, but even an inexpensive houseplant will last longer than cut flowers.

I could totally relate to this type of thinking.

Even if I kill a houseplant it was worth getting because I still get three to six months of enjoyment out of it. Or however long it takes me to kill it. 🙂

Over the last several years I have slowly bought a few houseplants. Then 2020 happened and I felt a strong need to cozy up my house.

My houseplant collection has now exploded to about fifteen plants and my kids have banned me from buying anymore until at least a few of the ones that I have die.

Has anyone else gone plant crazy in 2020?

I bought myself an early birthday present. Or at least that it what I am telling myself it is. I am also calling it my 2020 made me do it purchase.

2020 Cookbooks

I also added five new cookbooks to my collection over the last few months. I am shared all about them and talked about my extensive cookbook collection over on From Our Bookshelf.

If you love cookbooks or have someone on your gift list that loves them you will probably enjoy reading what I did and didn’t like about the ones I bought. I feel like I am in the minority with my thoughts on the Ina Garten one. You can read my thoughts here.

Everyday Adventures 49 Cookies

I have decided that December is going to be all about cookies. Not everyday or every recipe, but I will be sharing lots of cookie recipes this month.

They are easy to make and freeze well. They are also an easy holiday food gift to give away to family, friends, and neighbors.

The holidays are going to look a lot different this year, but we can still make cookies to share with others. Stay tuned for cookie recipes starting next week.

I also have a fun cooking challenge planned for 2021. It involves my cookbook collection and I can’t wait to share more soon. I think it is something that my regular readers and my gluten free readers will enjoy!

Everyday Adventures 49 Pond

I took this picture of my daughter and one of our dogs the other day. I thought it was such a peaceful picture. In the middle of all the storms, we can still find peace.

There is a lot I could say about 2020, but I won’t. What I will say is that I hope I am learning the lessons that I am meant to learn.

I don’t want to remember 2020 for only the bad that has happened. I want to remember it as a time my family and I grew stronger.

Did it teach me things? Did it bring me closer to God and to others? Or did it do the opposite?

We all want 2020 to end, but the reality is that 2021 might not be a lot better. I know that is not what anyone wants to hear, but the reality is struggles of life do not end because of a calendar date.

Are current times changing us and shaping us into something better? Or are we growing bitter?

I can’t the change current times, but I can change my attitude towards them.

Just a few random thoughts as we head into the last month of 2020.

Mexican Cornbread with Gluten Free Option

Mexican Cornbread is an easy and delicious way to change up your basic cornbread.

Mexican Cornbread

Cornbread can be a classic southern cornbread or it can be a light and fluffy northern style cornbread.

You can also make cornbread more of a modern recipe by adding cheese, chilis, or seasonings.

This recipe for Mexican Cornbread that I am sharing is a delicious version of cornbread full of corn, cheese, chili, and more.

Mexican Cornbread Recipe

What is Mexican cornbread?

Mexican cornbread is cornbread with Mexican or Tex-Mex flavors added. Usually green chilis or another type of chili. It often contains cheese and sometimes Mexican type seasonings.

What do you serve cornbread with?

Cornbread can be eaten on its own, but it is best with a bowl of beans, soup, or chili.

A few of our favorites are green enchilada chili with chicken, taco soup without beans, beef enchilada soup, or chicken taco soup.

Mexican Cornbread Pillsbury

Pillsbury Mexican Cornbread Recipe

This recipe actually comes from a cookbook that I have had for over twenty years.

I bought this Pillsbury Best Muffins and Quick Breads cookbook back in 1999 when it was first published. It has been a favorite ever since. It is my go to cookbook when I want a muffin or quick bread recipe.

You can no longer get this cookbook unless you can find it used, which is why I decided to share the recipe with you today. It is not a recipe that you can find yourself unless you happen to find this cookbook at a used bookstore or sale.

The recipe calls for you to bake this in a casserole dish, but I love to cook cornbread in a cast iron pan so that is what I used. Cooking the cornbread in a cast iron pan gives it a crispy crust that is so good!

Can I make Mexican cornbread gluten free?

Yes, this recipe works great gluten free. I use gluten free cornmeal and Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour blend. Other gluten free blends may work, but I have only tried it with Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Flour Blend.

Mexican Cornbread and Green Enchilada Chili
Yield: 12 servings

Mexican Cornbread

Mexican Cornbread

Mexican Cornbread is delicious with a big bowl of chili or soup.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 - 8.25 ounce can creamed corn
  • 1 - 4 ounce can chopped green chilis
  • 1 cup cornmeal ( for gluten free use gluten free cornmeal)
  • 1 cup flour ( or use Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 gf blend)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. In a large bowl combine cheese, buttermilk, oil, eggs, corn, and chilis. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Stir dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Stir just until combined.
  5. Spread into a cast iron pan or a greased 8x8 pan.
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Notes

To make gluten free use gluten free cornbread and Bob's Red Mill 1 to 1 gluten free flour blend.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 222Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 370mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 7g

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Chili with Chicken

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Chili with Chicken is a simple slow cooked soup.

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Chili

Chili is one of my favorite meals to serve my family. We eat it once a week during the fall and winter. It is easy to make and almost everyone loves it.

It is also easy to make gluten free. As long as you read labels to be sure the ingredients are gluten free it should be gluten free. That means it is normal food that just happens to be gluten free. I love recipes like that.

It is also dairy free, unless you add cheese. That makes it normal food that is gluten free and dairy free.

Chili is also one of my favorite meals to serve company or take to a potluck type dinner. It is so easy to make and everyone loves it. You can keep in warm in a crock pot and it is ready to eat when you need it.

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Chili with Chicken Recipe

What Is Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Chili

This Green Enchilada Chili is simply a white chili made with green enchilada sauce.

It is not a classic tomato or chili based chili, but it is so good.

Change Up Your Chili Recipe

Chili is easy to change up. That is one of the reasons that I love it. It can be a classic tomato based chili. Or it can be a chili without beans.

You can make a white chicken chili or a white chicken chili without beans.

Turkey chili and sausage chili are other ways to change it up. We even make breakfast chili.

There are so many ways to change up chili.

Mexican Cornbread Recipe

What is in Green Enchilada Chili with Chicken?

My Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Chili only contains six ingredients.

  • cooked chicken
  • minced garlic
  • chicken broth
  • white chili beans
  • green chilis
  • green enchilada sauce

Mexican Cornbread Recipe

Tomorrow I will be sharing a recipe for the Mexican Cornbread in the picture with this chili. It is delicious! It is also easy to make gluten free.

Yield: 8 servings

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Chili with Chicken

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Chili

Slow Cooker Green Enchilada Chili is an easy to make dinner that your family is sure to love.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cooked chicken, shredded or cut into chunks
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1- 14.5 ounce can chicken broth
  • 2 - 15.5 ounce cans white chili beans
  • 1 - 10 ounce can green enchilada sauce
  • 1 - 4 ounce can diced green chilis

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker.
  2. Stir well.
  3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  4. Serving with shredded cheese and sour cream if desired.

Notes

To make this gluten free be sure to read labels to make sure your ingredients like white chili beans and green enchilada sauce are gluten free.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8 servings

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 277Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 946mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 6gProtein: 26g

Menu Plan

I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving. Ours was small and quiet, but nice. It ended up being a very relaxing day for our family.

We decided not to do a traditional meal. No one really cared what I cooked, so I decided not to go to a bunch of work.

I bought smoked turkey legs, because several in my family love them. We made rolls and deviled eggs because those were what my kids requested.

My daughter made a chocolate cake and I made custard. It ended up being an easy and delicious meal for Thanksgiving.

Sometimes I think that we get lost in the tradition and serving traditional food and forget about what the holiday is about.

There is nothing wrong with big traditional meals, but there is also nothing wrong with scaling it back to allow for a more relaxed day with your family.

I hope you had a nice day no matter how you celebrated it.

Now for this week’s menu plan.

Breakfast Recipes

Light and Fluffy Waffles

Light and Fluffy Waffles

Applesauce Muffin Cake

Applesauce Muffin Cake

Breakfast Bowls

Breakfast Bowls

Dinner Recipes

Homemade Chili without Beans– make extra for the next two days

Chili Cheese Nachos

Chili Dogs

Oven Tacos

Oven Tacos

Bacon Tomato Soup with Cheese

Bacon Tomato Soup

Dessert of the Week

Easy Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

Gluten Free Menu Plan

I hope that you had a nice Thanksgiving. Or as nice as it could be in 2020. I almost skipped menu planning this week, but I know that I do better when I have a plan.

Here is this week’s gluten free menu plan.

Gluten Free Breakfasts

Pancake Muffins

Gluten Free Pancake Muffins

Cinnamon Roll Muffins Recipe

Gluten Free Cinnamon Roll Muffins – Use gf flour blend

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Gluten Free Dinner Recipes

Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

Crustless Cheese Quiche

Crustless Quiche

Stovetop -Macaroni-and-Cheese

Gluten Free Mac and Cheese

Steal Fried Rice

Gluten Free Fried Rice

Crock Pot Carrot Soup

Crock Pot Carrot Soup

Gluten Free Dessert of the Week

Gluten Free Rum Cake

Gluten Free Rum Cake

Thankful for You!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving this year looks different for many of us. 2020 has not been a normal year, but we still have so much to be thankful for. 

One of the things that I am thankful for is you! 

Thank you for following along on my kitchen adventures. Thank you for trying my recipes. Thank you for sharing them with friends and family. Thank you for following me here and thank you for those that have joined us over on From Our Bookshelf

If you are a long time reader that has faithfully visited my site since 2008, thank you! If you are a new reader that just found my site and recipes, I hope you enjoy my tips and recipes, and thank you for visiting. 

I really am thankful for all my readers. My gluten free readers and my non gluten free readers. Those of you that deal with food allergies and those of you that don’t. I appreciate each and every one of you. You help make this site what it is. You also help encourage me to keep sharing recipes. 

Thank you for all your comments, reviews, and social media likes and shares. 

No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving this year I hope that you take time to truly give thanks. In the midst of a crazy mixed up year, we still have so much to be thankful for. 

I have found that even in the most difficult times there are so many everyday blessings that we take for granted. Maybe the gift of 2020 will be that we all appreciate all the things in life, big and small, that we didn’t appreciate enough or didn’t think to appreciate before this year. 

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Menu Plan

I almost didn’t share a menu plan. It is Thanksgiving week, yet it doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving. I struggled to come up with the motivation to plan.

Like many of you our Thanksgiving will look a little different this year, but I know my week goes better with a plan. So I made a menu plan.

Breakfast Recipes

Pumpkin-Baked- Oatmeal

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal

Breakfast Bowls Homemade

Breakfast Bowls

Peanut Butter Chex Granola Bar Recipe

Peanut Butter Chex Granola Bars

Dinner Recipes

Pop Up Pizza Pie

Pop Up Pizza Pie

Tater Tot Nachos Recipe

Tater Tot Nachos

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes

Crock Pot Mashed Potatoes and Turkey Legs

Dutch Rivel Soup

Dutch Rivel Soup

Chicken Pot Pie Soup in a bowl

Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Dessert of the Week

Pumpkin Bundt

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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