It’s officially November, so you know what that means— holiday baking is in full swing!!
Between Thanksgiving in just a few weeks and Christmas right around the corner afterwards, I’m already going through my list of recipe ideas and getting seriously giddy at the thought of all this baking.
Well that, and it finally being socially appropriate to play holiday music LOL!
First on my list this season was making a gluten free version of one of my very favorite holiday cookies: Peanut Butter Blossoms. Soft, tender peanut butter cookies with a creamy, melty peanut butter cup smack dab in the middle— does it really get much better than that?
Baking these cookies brought back so many wonderful memories of holiday baking with my mom throughout my childhood. Every year, we had a running list of all our favorite recipes: buckeyes, sugar cut-out cookies, molasses cookies, snickerdoodles— and you bet these babies always made the cut!
We’d spend our Sundays rolling and mixing and baking and decorating—- Christmas music blasting in the background and my mom and I singing away. It’s one of those memories that I get all warm and fuzzy thinking about every time this season rolls around. And making new versions of these classic favorites just makes those memories even more fun!
Whenever I’m making gluten free cookies, one of my go-to flours is always Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour. Have you ever baked with almond flour before? I swear, this stuff is gluten free MAGIC.
Almond flour made from ground, whole blanched sweet almonds and is super easy to bake with. It’s not only packed with protein and healthy monounsaturated fats, but it also creates the most tender, moist cookie that literally melts in your mouth.
Add in a rich, creamy, melty peanut butter cup and we’re in gluten free cookie heaven! <— PS also a great way to use up all that Halloween candy we’re all rolling in right now 😉
So what about you??? Are you as excited as me about holiday baking? Baking lists are overflowing?? Already wayyyy ahead of me and been baking for 3 weeks?!? I’m so curious 🙂
If you’re looking to try some gluten free recipes this month, I absolutely recommend trying Bob’s super-fine almond flour for your next cookie recipe! In fact, you can head on over to Bob’s Red Mill for a $1.00 off coupon to use on their huge variety of flours. DO IT!
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