Sunday, December 26, 2010

GFCF Christmas Cookies & Apple Tart

We had a wonderful Christmas this year and now we're enjoying some fantastic family chill time....even the kidlets are happy to be in on it and are quietly playing.  I hope you have had a great weekend too!

But, let's zip back in time a touch to Friday morning, Christmas Eve.  I did not get to holiday baking this year, but I had picked up a bag of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Shortbread Cookie Mix

And I was treated to a fabulous early present........hubs got up with the kidlets and by the time I dragged myself out of bed, he was already baking Christmas cookies with them!  (Hubs made two small alterations to the recipe on the bag. He used ghee, instead of butter to make it casein free (CF) and two egg yolks, instead of one.)

Our sweet boy made GFCF shortbread Christmas tree cookies.

And wee girl was all about making stars.

And then hubs got creative and decided to roll out enough of the left over dough to try using it for a GFCF apple tart.  This is a pic of it before it went into the oven.  I was madly wrapping some presents before my inlaws arrived when it came out, golden in color and smelling quite delish!

And of course, Santa and his reindeer needed their treat to keep them fueled up for all the houses they had to hit in one night, right?!  I got quite a chuckle when I saw what Color Me Katie's little brother left for Santa, his reindeer, and the iguanas along for the ride!

Hope your holiday was fantastic and full of smile worthy moments!

Disclosure:  The cookie mix link is an affiliate link.  If you choose to use the link it might cover a few bites of those yummy cookies....if my son will share the last one with me. :>


  1. YUM....Hope you had a merry merry!!!

  2. Oh!! We LOVE all things Bob Red Mill! My morning 'grain's are from good ol' Bob!!!

    Beautiful cookies:)

  3. Awww...looks like you all had a wonderful time with the cookies! Hope you also had a wonderful Christmas day!

  4. time crafted! hi hi! i just stumbled upon your sweet little blog and couldn't help but hit the follow button! i so look forward to following your adventures in the months to come! xo

  5. Hi Karen,
    Just popping in to wish you a very happy new year. Your cookies look delicious! Even after all the sweets I've had, I think I have room for one more! ha! Hope you're having a fun week with the family.

  6. looks wonderful! can almost smell the baking...


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