Are you baking for the holidays? I used to make lots of Christmas cookies for the holidays, but last year I did very little baking because my youngest son went on a gluten-free and dairy-free diet and I was overwhelmed by the thought of trying to recreate all his favorite treats gluten-free.
This year, our family is hosting an Open House Party on Christmas Eve so desserts are definitely going to be served (along with some healthier items ;)). As a mom of a child who has food allergies, I would jump over the moon if I could to make him feel normal during the holidays when everyone else is enjoying holiday treats. So, this year, I decided to change my approach. Instead of trying to recreate all my kids’ favorite holiday cookies and make them gluten-free, or driving myself crazy by making both regular cookies and gluten-free cookies, I decided to try using some of King Arthur’s gluten-free mixes to make my life easier.
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 bag King Arthur Gluten-Free Cookie Mix
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup raspberry jam
- 1 cup sliced blanched almonds
- 2 to 3 tablespoons coarse white sparkling sugar, optional