Gluten Free Pizzelle Cookies


I have had my pizzelle maker for years and today was the first time I decided to try it out and so glad I did!!

I knew the kids have been wanting ice cream. And since it was a warm spring day I decided I wanted to make these delicate waffle cookies and see if I could make them into ice cream cones.

HOWEVER, I guess if you don’t have a cone roller it isn’t that simple — so I improvised instead, LOL!

Nevertheless, while the pizzelles are still hot you can form them into dessert cups, cannoli shapes, or cones and fill them with anything you want.

And depending on the ingredients and method of preparation the cookies can be crispy or soft and chewy.


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“Classic” Gluten Free Spritz Cookies

The day before Christmas vacation started my daughter had a cookie exchange for Girl Scouts that we needed to contribute 4 dozen cookies.

My first thought was Spritz Cookies since you can knock out like 30 cookies a cookie tray with a Cookie Press!! And since they are quite easy to prepare, 7 dozen would be a breeze. And on top of it we even dipped the cookies in Ghirardelli Dark Melting chocolate to make the cookies yummier and prettier when presented.

These cookies are delicate and crisp with a rich, buttery flavor that will keep you coming back for just one more… and then another, and then another…. LOL!

Classic Spritz Cookies

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Gluten Free Rolo® stuffed Cookies

My husband came home from work last week saying a customer had given him cookies that were stuffed with Rolo Candy and wanted me to see if I could make them. I said yeah I’ll look in to it.

Anyhow, looks like it is a basic chocolate chip cookie where the chips are replaced with the Rolo candy. Soooooo, the challenge was on!

I took out my best gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe and omitted the chocolate chips and went from there.

Anyhow, the cookies came out soft, chewy and oh so yummy!

Rolo Cookie

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Gluten free dark chocolate chip cookies

I am always trying to figure out that perfect cookie recipe since going gluten free. I think my search is finally over. I hit the jackpot and literally can’t stop eating these cookies. I think I am on number 4!

I love crispy cookies and my husband likes soft cookies. My first several batches I baked the cookies for 12 minutes and they crisped up nicely! Now I am baking the remainder of the dough for 10 minutes so it is more of a soft batch cookie that my husband loves. My kids, they can careless if their cookies are crispy of soft — they are just happy I am making cookies!

Gluten Free Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies


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Gluten Free Brownie Cookie

Gluten Free Brownie Cookie | Small Town Living in Nevada

I bought a box of Krusteaz Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Mix and there was a photo of Brownie Crackle Cookies on the side. My husband saw it and said, “I love those cookies. Can you make them for me?”

In almost 18 years of being together, you think he’d mention that before. Nope. Nevertheless, I recruited the children and we got down and dirty making my husband his brownie cookies.

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Gluten Free Persimmon Cookies

My grandmother always made wonderful Persimmon Cookies. She even had a Persimmon Bush in her backyard. All the wonderful memories that I have of the two of us baking and cooking together is so wrapped around my heart. I think my grandmother truly was the one who taught me how to cook. She was patient and caring… and ALWAYS put love into whatever meal she was making.

So while I made Persimmon Cookies, all I could think of was my grandmother.

Mangiare bene… (Good eating)

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Girl Scouts add two new gluten-free cookies to its 2015 line up

The Girl Scouts have added two new gluten-free cookies to its 2015 line up. These new cookies, Toffee-tastic and Trios, are the third time gluten-free cookies have been offered by the organization. Each cookie is being sold in different marketing areas. Here in our small town my daughter is selling the Trios gluten-free cookies for $5 per box (price varies depending on marketing area). They can be pre-ordered through door-to-door sales, purchased through our online ordering or next month at a local cookie booths near you.

Toffee-tastic (rich, buttery cookies with sweet, crunchy, golden toffee bits) and Trios (Chocolate chips nestled in a gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookie) are made in dedicated gluten-free facilities. These cookies do not contain any artificial colors or flavors, high-fructose corn syrup, palm oil, or even hydrogenated oils. Trios Gluten-Free Cookie

Toffee-tastic and Trios are made and certified by two different companies: Toffee-tastic cookies are made by Little Brownie Bakers and certified by the NSF, while Trios are made by ABC Bakers and certified by the Gluten Free Certification Organization.

If you are local here in Gardnerville, Trios and their long time standard cookies can be purchased locally or you can place an online order through an e-card invite. If you aren’t local I suggest you find a Girl Scout (like my daughter) and purchase a box or two since each Troop benefits from your purchase. And of course if you don’t want the cookies yourself, you can always donate boxes to be sent overseas to the military troops as well. Either way help a Troop out and purchase a box or two.

Today is a catch-up day

Even though I was busy yesterday doing a lot of stuff, today I have to catch up on finishing laundry doing the dishes and taking the ornaments off the Christmas tree. Then I have a PTO meeting and a Girl Scout meeting today is going to be so busy. At Thanksgiving I was in the bay area visiting family. My aunt had a persimmon tree that she let me pick a bunch of persimmons to take home. They’ve been sitting in a bag in my garage since Thanksgiving ripening. This morning I puréed the persimmons so I can make cookies. But I’m going to stick the purée in the fridge and do that tomorrow. And probably in a few hours I’ll have to figure out what it crockpot for dinner tonight. We shall see!


Gluten Free Sugar Cookies thanksgiving style….

Sugar Cookie with Frosting and Pumpkin Candy

If I’m not making something for the family, I am making something for my kids class parties. I was signed up to bring cookies to my youngest’s preschool class which I am actually fine with making the dessert for class. Than at least I know my kids will be able to participate in the dessert if I am the one making it.

Anyhow, my mother’s friend Sandy had given me a box of Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free Sugar Cookie Mix back in July and I hadn’t had the chance to try it out yet. But then I thought today would be a good time to crack open the box. It was really simple to mix — I actually got down and dirty and used my hands to knead the dough together. Then I used my Pampered Chef Small Scoop to drop the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet so I would have relatively the same size cookies.

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Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

I just made 48 snowflake Sugar Cookies. I glazed them and the kids put sugar sprinkles on them. I am tired and my feet hurt from standing. But my daughter wanted cookies for her birthday treat at school instead of cupcakes so as a mother I said OK. But these cookies are time consuming, about 2 hours at minimum.

Nevertheless, these cookies are buttery, sweet and very tender depending on the thickness you decide to make them.

Gluten Free Sugar Cookie

Gluten Free Sugar Cookie

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