12 Days of Holiday Cookies. Plus Questions & Pleas from the Community


Mint Chocolate Truffles

Twelve Days of Holiday Cookies!

If you've had to decline community cookie sharing now that you're gluten-free, why not host your own cookie exchange this year? Its simple to do with this line-up of delicious gluten-free goodies. And your friends don't have to be gluten-free to enjoy them! 

If you've never participated in a cookie exchange, here's what you do: Invite 10 or so of your friends and family to bake enough cookies for each person to take home between 5-12 cookies at the end of the party. Ask them to try one of the following recipes to ensure that you will also be leaving the party with a tin full of treats that you can enjoy, too. Or if one of your friends has a favorite recipe that they want translated to gluten-free, we can help! Just send a reply to this email. 

Your guests can either bring the cookies already packaged for each person in a separate bag or container, or they can put them out on plates and let your attendees choose. Don't forget to have everyone (including you) bring an empty tin to fill up. At the end of the party, you'll walk away with an amazing assortment of cookies, and you only had to bake one kind! Children of course, love to participate, so let them help in the baking and packaging. Their efforts will be rewarded when you bring home ten different cookies to try.

Or if you have the time, and love to bake, you can try out one new gluten-free cookie recipe a day over the next 12 days. You'll have plenty to share at your holiday parties, and good leverage with Santa. :)

In addition to the recipes our Star Chefs submitted below, here's some super recipes from our community members, too. We're grateful for their participation:

Double Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies by Jessica Dean

Simple Shortbread by Amanda on Maui

Cinnamon Roll Cookies by TR Crumbley

Do you have a favorite gluten-free cookie recipe? We'd love to see it! You can upload your recipe anytime at Stuffed Pepper and we'll tweet it and share it on Facebook for you. 

Happy Holidays!



Peppermint Biscotti

Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

by Kumquat

A twist to a classic cookie, and a great way to use those extra candy canes or peppermints.

Classic Sugar Cookie

Classic Sugar Cookies

By Free Eats

This sugar cookie recipe is completely beginner friendly, holds it's shape in the oven and is tender and delicious. A great one for rolling and cutting with the kids!

Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies

By BlackBird Bakery

Thumbprint cookies are made with a buttery short bread dough and filled with a variety of different jams and preserves for a wonderful pop of flavor.

Almond Butter Truffles

Almond Butter Truffles

By Free Eats

A candy that can be whipped up with a handful of ingredients and minimal skill. A recipe makeover of peanut butter balls, with a healthier nut butter and high fiber, high protein punch of coconut flour.

White Chocolate and Cranberry

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

By Girl Cooks World

A chewy cookie adapted by adding dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. A favorite!

Pear, Ginger Thumbprints

Pear and Ginger Thumbprint Cookies

by Cara's Cravings

Since it's national Pear Month, try these delightful cookies with a Caramel Drizzle


Chocolate Espresso Chewies

Chocolate Espresso Chewies

By Laura Russell

I developed these irresistible chewies based on chopped pecans instead of flour. Combine with cocoa, espresso powder, powdered sugar, egg whites, and vanilla. Scoop and bake.

Almond Kisses

Almond Kisses

By Blackbird Bakery

These surprising macaroons mean what they say. They are literally a kiss on the mouth with a hidden cherry center as your prize.

Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Blondies

Sweet Potato, Chocolate Chip Blondies

By Cara's Cravings

Lightly sweet, perfectly spiced sweet potato blondies with hunks of dark chocolate. Gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar free, and one hundred percent delicious.

Mint Cacao Cookie Truffles

Mint Cacao Cookie Truffles

By Cara's Cravings

A vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free recipe for cookie dough-like truffles with mint extract and cacao nibs. Coated in rich, velvety vegan chocolate. Featuring healthy chia seeds.

Compost Cookies

Compost Cookies

By Kumquat

The potato chips turn into a delightful chewy bite and the pretzels add an occasional salty crunch. The rest is a heavenly, chewy chocolate/butterscotch mouthful.

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies

By Cakes 'n' Bakes

Chewy, buttery chocolate chip cookies, just like the ones you have been missing. Perfect with after-dinner coffee.


Some Questions and Pleas from the Community

T.R. Crumbley has some Questions for Other Celiacs. We'd love for you to take a moment to answer them!

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And The Thinking Mom's Revolution asks you to write to Congress regarding A Look into the Federal Response to the Rising Rates of Autism.


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