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Holistic Nutrition: Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

Posted by Anita Capizzi RN, CHC on Wed, Dec 18, 2013

Anita Capizzi RN, CHC

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I’ve been busy with holiday decorating and shopping....there’s never enough time to get things done in December it seems!! Holiday parties and gatherings are sure to include sweet treats which are not so inviting  for those of us who don’t eat gluten.

I wanted to share a recipe for gluten free cut out cookies in case you can find the time to bake! 

It’s the first time I’ve made them -- okay, I didn’t really make them...as I said, I’ve been busy!

My son made them yesterday with Snoopy presiding over the table, and we decorated them last night. It was great fun and a nice way for my family to share our Christmas traditions. We were pleased with how they turned out and they taste great!

Here is the Gluten Free Christmas Cookie Recipe:

3/4 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2 tsp. baking powder

3  3/4 cup gluten free cookie mix - we used Bob’s Red Mill

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Cream butter and sugar Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour. Dough may be stiff. Make 2 balls. Roll each ball out on floured surface and cut out shapes with cookie cutters to about 1/4 inch thickness. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-7 minutes. Decorate with icing.

Happy Holidays!

 

holistic_nutritionAnita Capizzi, RN, CHC, is a Registered Nurse, graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Certified Health Coach at National Integrated Health Associates, NIHA. Her philosphy is to meet people where they are and upgrade their level of holistic nutrition and wellness, one step at a time. Anita Capizzi conducts a 3 month group program for those with metabolic syndrome, pre-diabetes/diabetes or blood sugar issues, Type II diabetes or for diabetes prevention, called Take Control of Your Blood Sugar.

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