Grain-Free, Vegan, Paleo + SCD Options🌟
Happy Monday, Friends!
I know, that never sounds quite right, does it. Monday does not often bring with it happiness.
Well, how about, Happy 4 Weeks Until Christmas?!
Yes, that’s right, 4 weeks of frantic holiday planning, buying + baking! It all seems so distant in the future until Thanksgiving rolls in and then wham! You’re right smack into the holidays.🎅🏼🎄
But never fear, because we have a lot of your grain-free baking needs covered! We’ve got delicious stuffing, cherry-cranberry pie, scd pumpkin pie, molasses cake, gingerbread cookies, rugelach, peppermint cheesecake and oh yes, the reason we’re here today of course— holiday sugar cookies!
These are soft and chewy, with a slight crunch to the edges– all that you’d hope a sugar cookie would be. And there are several scrumptiously fun frosting + decorating possibilities. Make sure to check out the tips below!
Tips For Today:
-You can find all four versions of this recipe along with traditional + naturally sweetened varieties of our frosting at the end of this post below.
-To make a cookie ornament, we use a toothpick to round out a hole toward the top of the cookie. Make sure you leave enough space around it so it does not crack. Bake the ornament cookies longer, so they’ll firm up more during the cooling process + provide a sturdier structure for hanging.
-For the traditional and vegan versions, we used these gorgeous sprinkles from Sweet Lulus. They have a huge variety.
-I recommend two different natural food coloring dyes, you can find them here and here.
–India Tree sells natural sprinkles as well.
-For sugarless toppings: Wilton makes edible metallic hearts and stars in pink, silver and gold. And edible gold dust.
-If you are interested in using royal icing instead of our “buttercream” below, CK makes a great mix, although it does contain some cornstarch. But a grain-free version can easily be made at home. There a several easy royal icing recipes online, just sub in Wholesome! brand powdered sugar (which is grainless).
-Here are links to pastry bags and tips.
If you’d like to see how we roll our cookies out, click here to view our gingerbread cookie photos.
Happy Holiday Baking + Enjoy The Recipes!❤️