Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

by - December 15, 2020

I'm back! It has been so long since I have done a post and it feels good to get back at it. I have been taking some classes these past few months and since my kids, along with all of yours, are home right now, it made doing anything extra impossible. As soon as I took my last final, I couldn't wait to get into the kitchen. I have been dreaming about what I was going to make and I came up with these scrumptious Christmas cookies.  They are everything good and delicious about Christmas packed into one cookie. They have gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies, mini marshmallows and crushed candy canes. They taste amazing and they are just packed with delicious Christmas flavors.
I don't know about you but I have lots of helpers in my kitchen. The minute my kids hear the mixer start, they all run into the kitchen and want to help. Sometimes I love it and sometimes all I want to do is hide in my kitchen and bake just the way that I want to. My kids especially love to help during the holidays and that gets hard when there is so much baking to do. I thought these cookies would be perfect to have a little extra help with.  Kids will love making these cookies and they aren't too hard to make with little helpers. My kids loved helping me crush the cookies and candy canes and thought that was just the best. The candy canes make them look like Christmas cookies without getting tubs of frosting out and having frosting from one end of the house to the other. These are simple but delicious Christmas cookies that are just as much fun to eat as they are to make!

I have seen a version of these cookies with white chocolate chips in them and that would be great to add instead of the marshmallows if you are a white chocolate fan. I just never got on the white chocolate band wagon so I thought that mini marshmallows would be so fun and it would make them nice and gooey. I was so right! The marshmallows melted in the oven and just gave the perfect amount of ooey gooey to these cookies. The marshmallows do make them spread a little bit in the oven so when I took them out, I just used a knife to bring them back together. 
I love the idea of a cookie within a cookie. I thought the gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies would be so good in these. They add a bit of chocolate to them and some fun texture. They just made the perfect addition along with the candy canes. It is just a subtle peppermint flavor to make them really feel like Christmas. The vanilla pudding mix makes these cookies so soft and delicious but they still hold their shape and are sturdy. I think these cookies are the absolute perfect Christmas cookie. I really couldn't think of another name for them because they just remind me of Christmas. Check out the video to see exactly how I made them!
Gluten Free Christmas Cookies
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Gluten Free Christmas Cookies

Yield: 36 cookies
Author: Kimberly Llewellyn
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 12 MinTotal time: 27 Min
These Christmas cookies are packed with all things that Santa loves. They have marshmallows, chocolate sandwich cookies and candy canes. They are sure to be a hit during the holidays and the best thing is that they are gluten free for all to enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups 1 to 1 gluten free flour blend
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy canes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer,  add butter and sugars. Beat until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla pudding mix, eggs and vanilla.
  3. In a medium bowl add the gluten free flour, baking soda and salt. Whisk together until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients slowly to the wet ingredients until fully combined. Stir in gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies, mini marshmallows, and crushed candy canes.
  5. Drop cookie dough in rounded tablespoons onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-12 minutes until slightly golden along the edges of the cookies. Remove cookies from oven and let cool slightly before removing and transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely. 
  6. Serve and enjoy. Store in airtight container.
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