Monday, December 12, 2011

Home For The Holidays: Cream Cheese Cookies (Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan) Plus 3 Book Giveaways


































I'm very excited to be joining you today as part of Home For The Holidays, a special event created this month by one of my favorite bloggers, Shirley Braden, of Gluten Free Easily. Every day until December 23rd, a different blogger will be sharing a favorite holiday dish (gluten-free of course). Yesterday, Ricki at Diet, Dessert and Dogs shared her recipe for Chocolate Mint Truffles. Tomorrow, Stephanie at Gluten Free By Nature will be bringing us a special holiday treat. Three prizes will be given away each day, and thanks to Shirley and the generosity of this event's sponsors, there are three crazy awesome grand prizes. Yes, not just awesome, but crazy awesome (it's okay, you can roll your eyes at me for that). What are they?
  • A VITAMIX blender. I almost wish I wasn't participating as a blogger so that I could win this!
  • $150 Shopping Spree at Free From Gluten. Again, feeling a bit jealous over here.
  • A gift package from Caveman Cookies worth $89. I've heard tell that those caveman cookies rock. 
So how do you win these goodies? Every time you enter to win one of the daily prizes, you are automatically entered to win the grand prizes. Which means what? Today is the 12th and this event continues until the 23rd. So if you enter every day, that's at least 12 entries...plus there are multiple ways to enter, so you could get even more entries than that. And with close to 100 prizes in total, your chances of winning something fun is pretty high.


































Now, before we get to the giveaways, I want to share my holiday recipe with you. I've been baking a lot of cookies for my upcoming gluten-free baking guides with Brittany Angell. But today, I wanted to make something close to home. My grandma always made cream cheese cookies for Christmas. For those of you who have never had a cream cheese cookie, they're soft and buttery and have just a hint of that sour cream cheese flavor. I wish I could describe them for you better, but that's the best I can do. Suffice it to say, if you've never had a cream cheese cookie, you're missing out. But now you don't have to! These cookies taste remarkably similar to my grandma's, and are free from gluten, dairy, eggs and soy. They can also be made without refined sugars. I made them a few times with different types of sugar, and I'll admit I preferred the cookies made with refined sugar...they tasted more like my grandma's cookies. But I also loved the cookies made with coconut palm sugar. Coconut palm sugar has a deep flavor with molasses undertones, but while I love the texture and flavor of those cookies, the palm sugar has a tendency to overwhelm the more subtle flavors of the cream cheese. So if you want a "cream cheese cookie," I would use regular sugar or perhaps something like xylitol. But if you like to use coconut palm sugar and just want a tasty cookie, go ahead and use palm sugar.

























Cream Cheese Cookies (Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Vegan) (Print Friendly Option)

Ingredients:
1 cup raw cashews, soaked in water 4 hours to overnight
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 cup Spectrum Organic Palm Shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar*
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
zest of one medium lemon

1/3 cup coconut flour (40 grams)
1/3 cup white rice flour (52 grams)
1/3 cup tapioca starch (40 grams)
1/2 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 tablespoons psyllium whole husks**
6 tablespoons boiling water

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  2. Rinse and drain the cashews, then blend them in a food processor for about 30 seconds. Add the apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, shortening, sugar, vanilla, and lemon zest. Blend until smooth. 
  3. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, white rice flour, tapioca starch, salt, and baking soda. Set aside. 
  4. Pour boiling water over psyllium husks in a small bowl, whisking the whole time to prevent clumping. Pour quickly into the food processor and blend. Add the flour mixture and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides if necessary. 
  5. Drop by the scant tablespoon onto the cookie sheet about 2 inches apart or use a piping bag to shape cookies. Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool on the cookie sheet. They'll be softer when warm and need to cool before they can be moved.
Makes 24 cookies (or more depending on the size of your cookies)

*You can use any granulated sugar in this recipe, such as regular refined cane sugar or coconut palm sugar. Coconut palm sugar will darken the cookies to a caramel color, as shown in some of the photos above. The palm sugar also gives them a caramel undertone in flavor, much like brown sugar does. If you prefer the white color of traditional cream cheese cookies, you can use any white granulated sugar or sugar substitute, such as cane sugar or xylitol. Regular white table sugar will make them taste more like the cream cheese cookies you remember. Your choice...they're delicious both ways!

**Psyllium Whole Husks are different from psyllium husk powder. Make sure to purchase the whole husks, which can usually be found in your grocery store or drug store in the supplement aisle. The brand I buy is Yerba Prima. I would have tried these with ground chia seeds as well, but I ran out. I suspect that they would work fine with 2 tablespoons of GROUND chia seeds, but I can't say for sure. If you end up trying this, I would love it if you came back and left a comment letting me know how they turned out!

Now, for today's giveaway, we have three great books for you!

Dangerous Grains by James Braly and Ron Hoggan























Sugar Nation by Jeff O'Connell























Gluten Free Goddess E-Book: Best Loved Recipes by Karina Allrich

























To enter to win these books (and be entered into our grand prize drawing):
  1. Leave a comment telling me what your favorite holiday dish is. 
  2. Share this post on Facebook, twitter, or your blog. Leave a separate comment for each way you share it. 
  3. Stumble this post. Leave a separate comment letting me know you did so!
This giveaway will be open until Wednesday, December 14th at 11:59pm. Shirley will announce the winners at Gluten Free Easily next week! Note that you must leave an e-mail address so we can contact you if you win! Update: this giveaway is now closed.

How else can you join in on the holiday fun? Share your own favorite gluten-free holiday recipe on your blog! Grab Shirley's Home for the Holidays badge and play along with the rest of us!

























DAY 1 Shirley Braden at gfe–gluten free easily … Nutmeg Shortbread Flats
DAY 2 Diane Eblin at The WHOLE Gang … Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Toffee
DAY 3 Heidi Kelly at Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom … Gluten-Free Fritters
DAY 4 Ali Segersten at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
DAY 5 Sunny Busby at And Love it, Too!… GF, DF Chocolate Pecan “Toll House” Pie 
DAY 6 Stacy Toth at Paleo Parents … Paleo Monkey Bread
DAY 7 Maggie Savage at She Let Them Eat Cake … GF, DF Candy Cane Ice Cream
DAY 8 Melissa McLean Jory at Gluten Free For Good …Red Chile Enchilada Casserole
DAY 9 Kim Maes at Cook IT Allergy Free … Cinnamon Bun Cake
DAY 10 Lexie at Lexie’s Kitchen ..Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters
DAY 11– Brittany at Real Sustenance... Gluten Free Babka Bread.
Friday, 12/9–Elana Amsterdam at Elana’s Pantry
Saturday, 12/10–Kelly Brozyna at The Spunky Coconut
Sunday, 12/11–Ricki Heller at Diet, Dessert and Dogs
Monday, 12/12–Me! Cream Cheese Cookies
Tuesday, 12/13–Stephanie Fourie at Gluten Free by Nature
Wednesday, 12/14–Jules Shepard at Jules Speaks Gluten Free
Thursday, 12/15–Silvana Nardone at Silvana’s Kitchen (and Easy Eats)
Friday, 12/16–Heather at Gluten-Free Cat
Saturday, 12/17–Carol Kicinski at Simply…Gluten Free
Sunday, 12/18–Alisa Fleming at Alisa Cooks
Monday, 12/19–Linda Etherton at The Gluten-Free Homemaker
Tuesday, 12/20–Gigi Stewart at Gluten Free Gigi
Wednesday, 12/21–Zoe at Z’s Cup of Tea
Thursday, 12/22–Lillian Medville at Lillian’s Test Kitchen
Friday, 12/23—Shirley Braden at gfe—gluten free easily

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rivka said...

I love making pie for the holidays!

Laura said...

My favorite dish this time of year is Apple Pie!

amwernz said...

my favorite holiday dish(s) are my mom's coffee cake and egg bake she makes every year for Christmas morning. And her buckeyes - yes we have buckeyes for breakfast :) but only at mom's house on Christmas, of course.

dontworrybehappy224 said...

my favorite holiday dish is anything with butternut squash!

Jessica said...

looks delish! fave holiday recipe is any tupe of cookie!:)

Anonymous said...

I always make date bars for Christmas. My grandpa used to love them so I continue to make them in his memory. cindym119@gmail.com

Amanda Peña said...

These look scrumptious! Personally, I am all about peanut blossoms. My mom and I used to make them together every Christmas!

Amanda Peña said...

Just shared this on twitter!

Amanda Peña said...

Which linked to facebook. Yay!

Debbie Sandland said...

My favorite treat changes... but it has to have chocolate in it!

Amber said...

Wow! This is my first holiday that includes healing and major restrictions so I am not sure what I might say my absolute favorite dish is just yet. I can say that anything that is wholesome, tasty and gluten,dairy,egg,soy,yeast,nightshade & nut free would just thrill me at this point! ;)

Amber said...

Wow! This is my first holiday that includes healing and major restrictions so I am not sure what I might say my absolute favorite dish is just yet. I can say that anything that is wholesome, tasty and gluten,dairy,egg,soy,yeast,nightshade & nut free would just thrill me at this point! ;)

Laurel Holler said...

My favorite holiday recipe is sweet potato casserole. Yummy!!!!

Cara said...

These cookies sound delicious! For my favorite holiday dish, I have to go broad and just say dessert :) I love it all!

Amber said...

Shared on facebook

Amber said...

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Amber said...

Shared on blog too!

gluten free gift said...

Not commenting to win - just want to say thanks for the great cookie recipes... two friends of mine are off the dairy and eggs... and while I have lived gluten-free for over 40 years... I'm finding baking difficult without these two ingredients. Not being dairy or egg free... I'm interested in learning more about the cream cheese cookies your grandmother made!!

astraystar said...

I am relatively new to grain-free sugar-free living and so haven't figured out what my all-time favorite holiday meal/dessert is yet... but I have totally fallen in love with a raw herbed pecan stuffing recipe that I found and have come across a pretty awesome pumpkin pie recipe as well. At the moment I am craving ginger cookies so am on the prowl for a great recipe and have a few promising leads to try!

Anonymous said...

My fave holiday dish....any dessert, really. Is that cheating? Ok, chocolate dipped pretzels rolled in whatever!

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Melody said...

I LOVE to make Pecan Pie (with a gluten-free store bought crust from Whole Foods,) and also Pumpkin Muffins with pecans in them. Thanks for the chance to win and the great inspirations!

Sherri said...

My sister started making lasagne years ago when she hosted Christmas at her home. It has become a tradition that everyone looks forward too. This year she's talking about making something different - I'm hoping to talk her out of it:D

ufg8trj said...

My favorite holiday dish is latkes. I look forward to it all year.
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cake said...

Holidays are the only time of the year I make green bean casserole, so I'm gonna roll with that as my favorite holiday dish! (yes, there is gluten-free cream of mushroom soup out there & you can fry onions until crispy)

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Heather said...

These look delicious. My favorite holiday treat are cookies, I will be making these soon. Thanks for sharing!

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Michelle said...

Wow...this is a really interesting recipe...can't wait to try it. I used to love cream cheese cookies!

Suzanne said...

Would you use the chia seeds AND psyllium husks, or just one or the other? My favorite thing to make during the holidays is pie (pumpkin and pecan).

starbright said...

I love cookiing for others who usualy cannot enjoy treats. We have diabetes in my family as well as 6 that are gluten free. Looking forward to cookie baking!!

seeks said...

My favorite holiday dish is probably flan or pie. It's so hard to choose, and it feels funny to go straight to the sweets. But it's true.

Pam said...

I'm looking forward to trying these! One of my favorites was the frosted, cream cheese cut out cookies I used to make. How great to have a replacement!

Sheila said...

My favorite holiday dish is the stuffing...working on finding a gluten-free solution!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jessica said...

I love making gluten free mac and cheese. It's starting to become my family's holiday tradition! Hoping to make my first gluten and dairy free apple pie this year, too. :)

Jessica said...

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sharon said...

My grandmothers date nut bread with cream cheese. She always made a bunch of them for Christmas gifts.

sharon said...

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Dana said...

Mince meat pie is my favorite holiday treat.

Dana said...

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Dana said...

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Johanna B said...

I love the candied sweet potatoes that my mother made. Nothing healthy about em but they sure taste good. BTW I love cream cheese cookies. Can't wait to try these.

Claire Patty said...

Fun recipe! Love these giveaways too! :) Thanks for blogging!

Claire Patty said...

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Lisa B said...

I've never tried cream cheese cookies. They look like they have a great texture.
I also do not have a new favorite holiday dish yet. In my previous life, I think I'm going to have to say it was homemade fudge- the recipe on the side of the marshmallow creme jar, with tons of sugar and made with melted chocolate chips. Yeah, we won't be making that this year. I'm feeling a lot better having gone GF and DF, but I haven't gotten so far as having a new holiday favorite.

Iris said...

Suzanne, if you have whole psyllium husks, just go ahead and use only those as the recipe calls for. But if you don't have them or prefer to try chia, try all ground chia seeds instead.

Rachel said...

Growing up, I loved pumpkin pie during the holidays, but since going gluten free I haven't tried very many baked goods so I don't know yet.

Rachel said...

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Lily said...

My favorite holiday dish is pumpkin pie! But these cookies look delicious enough to become my new favorite.

Lily said...

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Sarah M said...

My favorite 'dish' is cranberry sauce... but if that doesn't count as a dish, then cheesy gratins.

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Kalinda said...

These look lovely Iris! I like the swirls in the ones made with the coconut palm sugar.

My mom makes a multitude of cookies every year. My favorites are peanut butter balls, rum balls, and chocolate crackles.

Stephanie said...

These look absolutely heavenly. Mouth-watering.
I don't have a favorite thing to bake, I just want time to do it!

laurelvb said...

My favorite holiday dish is hands down, lemon bars, or layered peppermint brownies, or. No, really lemon bars which I swore to make allergy free this Christmas but time warped on me. I've got things to do like make cream cheese cookies. Yeah. Thank you Iris, I know they'll be wonderful.

Chrys said...

These look so delicious! I'm baking cookies today and can't wait to try them!

Chrys said...

Shared on Facebook!

Anonymous said...

Roasted duck!

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Melaina said...

This year I made Karina's gluten free, dairy free pumpkin pie with pecan pumpkin seed praline and it was to die for!! Check it out here - http://itreallyworksrecipes.blogspot.com/2011/11/best-pumpkin-pie-youll-ever-love.html

It is definitely a new tradition for the holidays!!

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Christine said...

sweet potato casserole
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jennifer said...

my favorite holiday dish... HMM. I have a love of food but I would have to say anything savory or chocolate would do as long as it is Gluten and dairy free

Sarah said...

My favourite holiday dish is actually all of breakfast. :). I prefer it to the dinner since there is so much anticipation about the presents sitting under the tree just waiting to be opened.

Candice said...

My favorite holiday dish, hands down, is sweet potatoes! There's nothing like a healthy plate full of sweet potatoes slathered in butter or ghee. :)

Candice said...

I shared the link to the "Home For The Holidays" series on my blog's Facebook page, "Infectiously Optimistic". :)

Christa said...

We love making gluten-free, dairy-free pumpkin dessert (sort of like a thick pumpkin pie). I adapted the recipe so that our family can enjoy it. We also like to make gluten-free, dairy-free sugar cookies this time of year.
Thanks for sharing a gluten-free, dairy free recipe!

Anne said...

i love my veggie stew for the holidays. I just thicken it with amaranth flour now. soooo tasty.
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Christa said...

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bglriver@yahoo.com said...

Favorite dish for the holidays? cranberry fluffy salad, ground up cranberries, raisins, walnuts, apples, pineapple fluffed with whipped cream--I know, not vegan, but delicious--maybe coconut cream would work too.

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Amy said...

Cream cheese makes almost everything delicious!

Shelly Richardson said...

My favorite holiday dish is pumpkin pie!

Rachel said...

I just tweeted this post!

Rachel said...

this looks like a great recipe for those with multiple food allergies! Great pics, too.

Shelly Richardson said...

I shared on FB!

Shelly Richardson said...

I tweeted this giveaway!

Colleen Erin Cole said...

My favorite food this time of year is butterscotch brickel bars! YUM!

Colleen Erin Cole said...

shared this on twitter!

DianeW said...

My favorite holiday flavors are ginger and cloves, so I love cookies and breads and veggies flavored this way, but gluten free!

Chelsea said...

My favourite holiday dish is definitely brussel sprouts with bacon! Thanks for sharing this yummy cookie recipe!:)

DianeW said...

Also shared on facebook!

Chelsea said...

I also shared this on Facebook:)

Anonymous said...

Mmm. They look yummy! I love German red cabbage. Thanks:)
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Anonymous said...

Michelle W says: Thank you for this! Sooo glad to see a soy free cream cheese recipe! (as well as dairy and gluten free). Trying soon :)

Aly said...

My favorite holiday dish is butternut squash latkes!

Rachel Blom said...

My favorite holiday dish has always been desserts. Doesn't really matter what kind. I like them all.
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Aly said...

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izzy said...

Quinoa with roasted vegis with a lil garlic coconut oil.

Amy said...

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Amy said...

I shared this on Twitter (@hullcove) too

Molly Ongaro said...

My favorite holiday dish is sweet potato casserole. We started not adding any sugar--just spices and sweet potatoes (but then add a few marshmallows on top for fun). Thanks so much - this recipe looks amazing!!

Heather Brandt said...

My favorite holiday dish is either pinwheel cookies (won't be having those this year) or chocolate fudge.

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Betsy said...

my favorite holiday dish are the swedish meatballs my friend Nora makes! betsyfoxy@yahoo.com

Jeff Gallup said...

Raisin-Filled cookies are one of my favorites (My grandma's recipe). Going to try converting them to gluten free and see how it goes :-)

Jeff Gallup said...

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DonnaSue said...

Those cream cheese cookies look so yummy!

Smokey said...

My favorite holiday dish is my mom's candied sweet potatoes! They are the best!

Your post sounds awesome, I can not wait to try it!

sweetps123 said...

Those cookies look so good! I can't wait to try them!

My favorite holiday dish is steamed cranberry pudding with golden sauce, which my grandmother always made for us at Christmastime. It is warm, tender, and sweet- it is the perfect comfort food. We have such fond memories of my grandmother serving us the pudding. She would always hide a coin or two (sterilized of course) under the pudding for some lucky people to find. This year, I have to create a new gluten-free, refined sugar-free version so that my family can continue to enjoy this special dish!

Arlee said...

These look so delicious! My favorite holiday dish is my moms strawberry cheesecake!
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sweetps123 said...

I shared on Facebook! :)

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Rebecca Allen said...

Eggnog french toast!

Heather said...

My all-time fav Christmas treat is Nanaimo Bars and it's easy to make them them g-free and vegan -- so delish! I have a question about the Spectrum Palm Shortening - does it contain soy, and would Earth Balance buttery spread work instead in this recipe? Looks great!

natasha said...

Thanks for the tip on the possibly over-powering nature of coconut palm sugar, I'm moving into using it and appreciate all the tips I can get.

Kristen said...

I love my step mama's sweet potato casserole! It is truly candied yams!

Suzanne said...

It's not really holiday only, but I love mashed potatoes and gravy. So good!

Suzanne said...

I shared on Twitter.

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I shared on Facebook.

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Denise said...

My favorite is peppermint bark

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Neva said...

The turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce are still my favorite.

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Arleen said...

My favorite holiday dish is the lasagna that my husband makes!

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Penny said...

My favorite holiday dish - candied sweet potatoes or anything chocolate!

-kel- said...

Favorite holiday dish... Hmm... They've changed so much over the years as my mother has tried to find her own dietary solutions, but I think I've started to love the gluten free stuffing that I make.

tbonecats said...

My favorite holiday dish is the turkey at Thanksgiving. My family used to also have turkey at Christmas, and those were the only two times a year we had it. No special prep - I just liked the flavor of the meat itself.

-kel- said...

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Jo Welch said...

The treat that most gets me in the mood for the holidays is actually a beverage. It is not the holiday season until I've enjoyed a lovely mug of hot cocoa with a splash of peppermint schnapps. This usually takes place on my couch curled up in my footie pajamas watching Love Actually.

As far as foods go, I adore acorn squash with a pat of goat's milk butter and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Delicious!

Jo Welch said...

I also posted this to my Facebook account. These look delicious!

Sarah Louise Sheen said...

Hi Iris; pretty cookies! My favorite dish for the holidays is homemade tamales. We live in the Sonoran desert, and I love spicy Mexican food for any occasion.
Since going GF, I also discovered a corn allergy, which is tragic from a Mexican food standpoint. My savvy mom has offered to concoct a rice masa tamale for me.

Anonymous said...

my favorite holiday treat (before eating dairy and wheat free) was matrimonial bars, or some call them date bars, it was a tradition for my mom to make these every year.... now to find a yummy substitute.....
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Michelle Maskaly said...

My favorite holiday dish is risotto. Every year I come up with a different way to make it and share it during the holidays.

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Amani said...

I don't actually have a favorite recipe! But I love trying anything new and especially love vegan recipes. Thanks so much for this one. :)

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Brandae said...

Just one favorite holiday dish? I guess I'd have to go with a rich, decadent cheesecake coupled with a tasty yet barely sweet cup of coffee.

Amani said...

Posted it on my facebook.

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Amani said...

AND posted it to my Google + (dunno if that counts :).

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Janis said...

My favorite holiday dish is anything my Mom makes, she is a great cook!!

Janis said...

I shared this on facebook

Iris said...

Heather, Spectrum Organic Palm Shortening is soy free. I wouldn't recommend Earth Balance for these. In my experience, switching shortening for Earth Balance in cookies runs the risk of them spreading way too much and not holding together.

Unknown said...

As someone lucky enough to live with the lovely Iris Higgins and therefore frequently have the opportunity to taste her delectable creations, I can sincerely attest to the deliciousness of these charming cookies!! Thank you my dear Iris for sharing your amazing baked goods, recipes, and this awesome giveaway with us! Woot, woot, vitamix, woot, woot!!!! :)

Karen said...

i have too many favorite holiday dishes to pick just one. those cookies look fabulous. thanks for the entry

amy said...

Before I went Gluten, dairy and sugar free, date nut balls. Now, not sure yet.

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Amy Jones said...

I enjoy making an eggplant marsala. last year it was gluten-free. The cheese will forever make it non-paleo. A new favorite will be the sweet potato, bacon, caramelized onion combo Ashley made for thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

Since I'm having trouble posting a comment any other way, I'm now Anonymous. alias, Betsy Higgins.....Mother of Iris.......hignik@comcast.net.

I have a sweet tooth so I love just about any holiday sweet! You name it........pie.......gingerbread cookies with icing on them,,,,,,,chocolate.......cinnamon rolls......yum!

Anonymous said...

I "shared" on FB. Betsy Higgins hignik@comcast.net

Sharon said...

I love a warm Dutch Apple Pie - and a piece for breakfast the next morning!

Jodie Cope, Licensed Acupuncturist and Health Coach said...

Yum! These look like a perfect replacement for spritz!

Shani said...

Well since I am Jewish I will say potato pancakes but I like mixing it up with sweet potato and zuchini as well.

MonsterAteMy said...

Scalloped potatoes made the old-fashioned way with a thick white sauce and heaps of extra-sharp cheddar cheese stirred in...*drool*!
Converting that to GF was easy, but this year I'll be making a DF version as well; wish me luck!

kelly said...

My favorite is sugar cut outs if I can only pick just one although I have LOTS of favorite:) These cookies are DEFINITELY going to be joining my holiday cookie line-up. Thanks!

kelly said...

I also shared your link on twitter!

Janell said...

My fav holiday dish has got to be cookies or a ham/turkey!

Anonymous said...

I bake all types of baked goods. pies cookies and candies.

Jacqui said...

these look yummy!!

My favorite holiday dish was always the stuffing!

Beetique said...

I love chocolate fudge this time of year. My Grandma would make it every Sunday and have popcorn too.

Ellen said...

I'm a celiac that doesn't eat sugar nor grains, so this is right up my alley!

My favorite holiday dish is HAM. I'm going to get around to curing my own without sugar one of these days.

shanezgirl said...

This is my first GF/Paleo Christmas but I found a cinnamon roll recipe I'm going to try. That's a Christmas morning tradition.

P Clarkson said...

My favorite holiday dish: I love getting a variety of nuts in their shells and using a nut craker to eat them as this reminds me of my childhood. : )

Unknown said...

My favorite holiday food is chocolate covered peanut butter balls, hands down! Yum, yum, yum :)

Unknown said...

I shared on the facebook! Thanks miss Iris, I hope I win!!

Unknown said...

My favorite is chocolate covered peanut butter balls fo sho yo :)

Sharmista said...

My favorite holiday dish is Orange Spice Trees, which I'm working on a remake of so we can have them again!

Sharmista said...

Tweeted. :)

Amanda said...

I am going to go against the grain here (ha ha ha) and actually say a drink. Eggnog! (Homemade and DF too) I just love it. I am normally strictly just a water drinker, and eggnog is such a treat on Christmas!

withoutadornment said...

My favourite holiday dish is Spanish Cream - it's a egg based custard that is SO good. Too bad it's not too allergy friendly. haha.

Amanda said...

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themommybowl.com said...

Favorite holiday dish (used loosely) would be cinnamon rolls on Xmas morn.

sunrise said...

Favorite holiday dish would have to be my Grandma's "celery dressing" aka stuffing. It's the dish we all waited for at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

vfuqua said...

I love sweet potato casserole this time of year. Yum! :-)

Amanda said...

Stumbled! I just realized you said or blog, not google plus.. SORRY! :)

vfuqua said...

I love sweet potato casserole this time of year.

Elisabeth said...

My favorite holiday dish is nanaimo bars! I discovered a gluten-free version and they are so delicious :)

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ehwebb said...

Favorite dish: pecan pumpkin pie! (GF and vegan, of course!)

ehwebb said...

Pecan Pumpkin Cheesecake! (GF and vegan, of course!!)

Janice said...

I love egg nog. Has anyone made a dairy free version? I was thinking of trying to make one with coconut milk...

OnlyByHisGrace said...

I love to make cheese ball for the holiday parties.

Thanks for sharing your cookie recipe..it sounds delicious!

OnlyByHisGrace said...

I shared this on facebook!

KathyW said...

After all of the great recipes I have seen on all the great blogs, I am not sure what my favorite is! I guess my fall back would be GF pumpkin pie, but I see new favorites on the horizon!

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy!!! Thanks!
Stephanie
bmoschel@mwt.net

Rachel said...

Roasted dumpling or delicata squash. Nice and simple! And so tasty...just like these cookies look!

Alexia said...

My favorite dish would have to be either baked apples with homemade pumpkin butter or apple pie with an almond flour crust.

Eldanesh said...

Meat pies are a favorite around here!

steph said...

Hmm, that's a hard question. There are so many great holiday dishes! Nothing says Christmas to me like classic cutout Christmas cookies that we decorate as a family. And clam chowder... clam chowder is always our Christmas dinner. Thanks for the recipe and giveaway!

steph said...

I shared this on Facebook

steph said...

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Ronnda said...

I don't have a favorite dish, but I do enjoy all the variations of cookies. =)

Mac said...

My favorite holiday food is povitica- a traditional nut roll/pastry that my family makes every year. (even though i can't eat it now, i still help make it!)

Rebecca said...

Kabocha squash and chili! Chocolate too :)

Rebecca said...

I just tweeted about this giveaway! @rebeccaablock

Meg said...

Dessert is probably my favorite dish lol; especially my mom's sweet potato pie, but I am making a gluten-free and dairy-free version this year!!! Can't wait!!! :)

Meg said...

I shared this on Facebook and tagged you. :)

Unknown said...

My favorite is pumpkin pie - could eat it every morning for breakfast, but we save it for holidays!
Sarah P

Paula said...

My favorite holiday dish would be turkey!

Jessica said...

My favorite recipe *was* peanut butter balls...that is until this year now that I can't have gluten, peanut butter, and am not supposed to have sugar! Hmmmmm...time to find a new favorite! :)

Laura said...

It sounds so boring, but my favorite dish is mashed potatoes with roast beef and gravy!

Paula said...

My Favorite holiday food is Ricotta Cheese Cookies... they are delish.. and my kids call the Fluffy Pillows of Happiness!

Laura said...

Shared on fb!

Andy said...

My favorite dish is definitely dessert, and I'm not picky about what kind it is!

Andy said...

I shared this on facebook.

Saundra said...

My favaorite holiday dessert is pie. My mom always makes alot of wonderful pies and she is a much better piemaker than me. However, hers are not gluten or sugar free so I have been unable to eat them for the past few years. So glad though that so many of you talented cooks have given me some alternative desserts to make during the holidays. These cream cheese cookies sound delish!!

Paula Decaria said...

my favorite treat would definitely be cookies.

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Healing Cuisine by Elise said...

My fav dish is pumpkin pie. All time holiday favorite, breakfast lunch or dinner...the days after slices are always the best :)

elise@healingcuisinebyelise.com

Anonymous said...

Does hot chocolate count as a favorite holiday dish? 'Cause I'd have to say that's it for me. Second choice would be cookies though. And no I can't narrow it down to just one. That's the beauty of it, they are so versatile, flavor combinations abound, perfect for cookie swaps. Decorating them adds a whole new facet of fun, especially with kids. Cookies and hot chocolate, that's the ticket, right there.

juliehusser@yahoo.com

Annette said...

My favorite dish is shortbread cookies. But I have not found a good replacement since going gluten free, dairy free and egg free.

Gluten Free Vegan Journey said...

these cookies sound like a dream, I can't wait to try them, thank you for sharing!

DionneND said...

Yummy! My favorite holiday dish is scalloped corn. Still looking for the perfect GF, DF version!

DionneND said...

Shared on Facebook! Thanks!

Anne said...

I make a wild rice and cranberry salad that is delicious!

Sarah said...

I have never had cream cheese cookies and these look amazing!

My favorite holiday dish would probably have to be lasagna. Ever since we started celebrating Christmas at my brother's house, my sis-in-law would always make lasagna for Christmas eve dinner. This year is my first GF holiday and so will also be my first year without lasagna (she has already made it with whole wheat pasta). This year I will discover a new favorite disch!

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