Gluten-free Ginger Cookies Recipe

These aromatic Gluten-free Ginger Cookies are easy to make and very tasty. This recipe makes about two dozen 2-inch cookies.

  • 2 1/4 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup cane syrup
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl combine flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves. Set aside.

In a large bowl beat butter and sugar at medium speed until fluffy. Add egg and syrup. Beat well.

Stir flour mixture into egg mixture using a wooden or plastic spoon.

Roll dough into 1-inch balls, then roll balls in 2 tablespoons sugar.

Place balls about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake about 12 minutes or until light brown. Don’t overcook, or they will become hard.

Let stand on cookie sheet about 3 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!

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Gluten-free Apple Snickerdoodle Pie Recipe

If you like apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon, then this delicious gluten-free Apple Snickerdoodle Pie recipe may be just the thing. The recipe came from Rosevine Cottage.

  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 6 apples peeled and thinly sliced (the juicier the better)
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the sliced apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Toss to coat.

Cook for 5-8 minutes over medium-low heat, stirring often until the apples just become translucent. Set aside to cool while you make the topping.

Cookie dough:

  • 3/4 Cup Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Cups Gluten-free Flour

Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream butter and granulated sugar in the bowl. Beat in egg and extract. Mix together baking soda, cinnamon, cream of tartar, and salt. Add to batter. Slowly mix in flour.

Pour apples into a 9×13” baking dish. Spoon tablespoons of the cookie dough mixture evenly over the apples in a single layer.

Topping:

  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon

Mix cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Sprinkle evenly over cookie dough.

Bake for about 24-26 minutes and serve. The dough can become dry, so check with a toothpick to test doneness.

Top with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream if you like.

Enjoy!

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Sandy

Gluten-free Pistachio Torte Recipe

This super simple Gluten-free Pistachio Torte recipe has been adapted from The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book by Tiffany Dahle. It is absolutely delicious!

  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 lb (2 sticks) butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 2 boxes (3.3 oz each) pistachio pudding mix
  • 2 cups milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium bowl, use two forks to combine flour and butter until dough resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in pecans.

Pour into 13X9 inch baking dish. Press crumbs into a smooth crust along the bottom of the dish.

Bake 18-20 minutes, or until lightly toasted. (It took longer in my oven.)

Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature.

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese on medium speed until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until well combined. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping.

Carefully spread cream cheese mixture over prepared crust and smooth with a spatula.

In medium bowl, beat together pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes on high speed.

Spread pudding mixture evenly over cream cheese layer. Spread remaining whipped topping evenly over pudding.

Chill in the refrigerator 1 hour before serving.

Enjoy!

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Gluten-free Pistachio Nut Cake Recipe

This delicious gluten-free Pistachio Nut Cake is simple to make using a box of gluten-free yellow cake mix.

Cake

  • 1 box gluten-free yellow cake mix
  • 1   3 1/2 oz package instant pistachio pudding mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Topping

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts – I use pecan

Mix all cake ingredients together until well blended.

Pour 1/3 of the batter into a greased and floured 10″ tube pan. Sprinkle 1/2 topping over the batter.

Pour 1/3 batter over the topping. Sprinkle rest of topping over this layer.

Top with remaining batter.

Bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until done.

Enjoy!

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Gluten-free Blueberry Dessert Recipe

This delicious gluten-free blueberry dessert is a tasty way to enjoy summer blueberries.

Blueberry filling:

  • 2 C blueberries (You can use fresh or frozen blueberries. If you want to skip making the filling, use a 16 oz can of blueberry pie filling.)
  • 1 C sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 C water

In a saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, and water.

When mixed well and the sugar is dissolved, add the blueberries. Crush them into the mixture.

Cook over medium heat. Stir constantly until blueberries thicken, and the filling boils.

Cool.

Crust:

  • 2 C gluten-free graham crackers crumbs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1/4 C sugar

Mix cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter.

Press to form crust in 9 X 11 dish.

You can save 1/4 C of the mixture to sprinkle on top, if you’d like.

Topping:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 8 oz container whipped topping

Soften the cream cheese. Mix together with milk and topping. Beat well.

Assemble the dessert:

Layer 1/2 of the topping mixture over the crumb crust.

Spread all of the berry filling over that.

Add the remaining topping mix over the berries.

If you saved some of the crumb crust, sprinkle it over the topping.

This should be refrigerated 3-4 hours before serving.

Enjoy!

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Sandy

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Gluten-free Blueberry Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

Are you looking for a tasty gluten-free blueberry lemon pound cake recipe?

Then look no further.

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.

Beat in lemon and vanilla extracts.

Combine the gluten-free flour, baking powder, and salt; beat into creamed mixture alternately with milk.

Fold in blueberries.

Pour into a greased 8×4 inch loaf pan.

Bake at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack.

If using frozen blueberries, use without thawing to avoid discoloring the batter.

Enjoy!

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Sandy

Gluten-free Flourless Chocolate Mini Cakes Recipe

This tasty gluten-free flourless chocolate mini cakes recipe is super-simple to make, and oh so good.

  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, plus 2 teaspoons butter, at room temperature, for greasing custard cups
  • 8 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar, ice cream, berries, or whipped cream for topping

Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Rub eight 1-cup ceramic or glass ramekins or custard cups with the 2 teaspoons of butter. Place these on a baking sheet and set them aside.

Place the 8 tablespoons of butter and the chocolate chips in a heavy saucepan over low heat. Heat, stirring until the chocolate has melted, 3-4 minutes, then remove it from the heat.

Place the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until the eggs are frothy and have almost doubled in size, about 4 minutes.

Add the chocolate mixture a little at a time, beating continuously on low speed or whisking with a wire whisk. (Do not add all the chocolate at one time or the heat of the chocolate will cook the eggs.) The batter will thicken as the chocolate is incorporated.

Divide the batter among the prepared custard cups, spooning about 3/4 cup into each. Put the baking sheet with the cups in the oven.

Bake the cakes until they have risen and the edges are set ,12-15 minutes. (Because the inside of these cakes should have a pudding-like consistency, be careful not to cook them too long.)

Remove the cakes from the oven and let them cool for 10 minutes.

To serve, run a knife around the edge of each cake and turn it out onto a dessert plate. Add whatever topping you choose, or leave plain. Either way, they are delicious.

Enjoy!

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Gluten-free Layered Pudding Dessert Recipe

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

This Gluten-free Layered Pudding Dessert has a thin cookie-like bottom layer, adds cream cheese and powdered sugar, then ends with a layer of pudding and whipped topping.

Yum!

  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (I used pecans)
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 9 oz container Cool Whip topping defrosted
  • 1 large box instant pudding (your favorite flavor)
  • 2 2/3 cup cold whole milk

 

Cream flour, 1/2 cup nuts, and butter together.

Spread in 9X12X2″ pan.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or until brown.

Let cool.

 

Cream together sugar and cream cheese.

Fold in 1 cup Cool Whip.

Spread on crust.

 

Mix pudding with milk and spread over cream cheese mixture.

 

Top with remaining Cool Whip and nuts.

Chill for at least 30 minutes.

There you have it. A delicious Gluten-free Layered Pudding Dessert.

 

Enjoy!

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Gluten-free Berry Crisp Recipe

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

Just in time for Independence Day celebrations. This delicious, easy to make gluten-free berry crisp recipe is packed with blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Add vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream, and you have a perfect summer combination. If you’d like to skip any of those berries, just even out the amount of berries so you end up with six cups.

Topping

  • 1/2 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2 inch cubes

Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups blackberries
  • 3 cups quartered strawberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

 

In medium-size mixing bowl combine the first six topping ingredients. Sprinkle the vanilla extract on top and add the butter, mixing it in with fingertips or a pastry blender until topping comes together. Set aside.

 

Combine all the filling ingredients in a medium-size mixing bowl, or directly in an 8X8 baking dish. Stir to combine.

 

Once berry mixture is in the baking dish, sprinkle the topping evenly on top. Bake until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbling around the edges. About 45 minutes.

 

Let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

 

Top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

 

Enjoy!

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Gluten-free Grasshopper Bars Recipe

by Sandy Kirby Quandt

If you love chocolate and mint together, these Gluten-free Grasshopper Bars are for you. This recipe is involved, but worth the effort.

  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 3 c. mini marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons pure peppermint extract (if you want it really minty, use 1 tablespoon instead of 2 teaspoons.)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 6 to 8 drops liquid green food coloring (optional)
  • Crust
  • 34 gluten-free chocolate wafer cookies (I used a box of Kinnikinnick brand chocolate animal crackers.)
  • 6 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • Topping
  • 3/4 c. heavy cream
  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (You can use chocolate chips, but the bittersweet chocolate works best.)

 

In a medium saucepan, heat milk on medium until hot. Add marshmallows and butter and stir to melt. Remove from heat; stir in 2 tablespoons heavy cream, extracts, and food coloring (if using); let cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.

 

Meanwhile, line a 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on 2 sides. In a food processor, pulse cookies to form fine crumbs. Add butter and pulse to combine. Press evenly into bottom of the prepared pan and refrigerate. (If you don’t have a food processor, put the cookies in a plastic bag and crush to make crumbs. Combine butter with a fork.)

 

Once marshmallow mixture is cool, using an electric mixer, beat remaining 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form. Fold a spoonful of cream into marshmallow mixture to loosen, then fold in remaining cream and spread on top of chilled crust. Refrigerate until set, at least 30 minutes.

 

Make topping: In small pot, heat cream on medium until hot but not boiling. Remove from heat and add chocolate; let sit 1 minute, then stir until melted and smooth. Spread evenly over filling and refrigerate until set, at least 30 minutes or up to a day. When ready to serve, use overhangs to transfer to a cutting board and cut into pieces.

 

Enjoy!

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