I always knew the holidays were approaching when I saw a few telltale signs. First, an Advent wreath and decorations came out of hiding. Next, the canned Christmas Carols playing in every store. But the best indicator of Christmas Season drawing closer was the cookie bake-off! Recipes for all types of cookies and treats made ∞
I found a local vegan bakery that makes a wide variety of treats. Vegan products are suitable for Dairy Allergic Diets because they are dairy-free. One of my favorite bakery treats is Chocolate Chip Cookies. Unfortunately, I have found that the pricing at those Vegan Specialty Bakeries can be exorbitant. That has inspired me to… Continue reading Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Even though the calendar says May, our weather seems to be stuck in March. Today was particularly cold and windy, and I hope my Jersey Tomatoes survive the possible frost warning tonight. Not to be dismayed, it is the perfect time to fire up the oven and bake. I need the perfect cookie that can travel well,…… Continue reading Celebration Sugar Cookies, crunchy outside and soft in the middle, DF GF
No one can eat just one! These crispy, intricately designed cookies are individually 'baked' either on a stove, or an electric cookie iron. The design varies from waffle-like to crispy cookie. Some recipes call for whiskey, butter, light cream, even cocoa powder and many variations in between. I use the simplest of recipes resulting in… Continue reading Irresistable Pressed Cookies also known as krumkake, lukken, pizzelle and stroopwafel.
Have you taken notice of the newest aisle in the supermarket? It is usually near the Organic section of the store and is quite abundantly stocked. It is the gluten-free section, and you should check it out. Even the popular pre-boxed cake mix companies have adapted their ingredients to be gluten-free. And what’s nice about it is, the gluten-free products are no different in taste…… Continue reading Ginger and Molasses Cookies, Deliciously Dairy-Free & Gluten Free
So at this point, we are half-way through Winter! I think now is a great time to start re-introducing a few warm weather flavors to our pallets. The bright and zesty lemon flavor in a frosted cookie will help beat those 'we-still-have-6-more-weeks-of-winter' blues. These cookies are a classic tea party cookie that goes great with your… Continue reading Fresh Lemon Tea Cookies
There is no substitution for the real thing. Grated ginger root vs. powdered ginger is not even a fair competition. Freshly grated ginger has a superior flavor and aroma that outshines it's dried and powdered cousin. Also, by the time you find the ground ginger in the recesses of your cupboard, you could have grated… Continue reading Freshly Grated Ginger Root Cookies