Gluten-Free Holiday Recipes

December 19, 2012 6:00 AM

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Don’t feel left out this holiday season if you are in a gluten-free diet. We found a number of delicious holiday recipes that everyone will love and no one would know it is missing the pesky protein ingredient not everyone can tolerate.

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(credit: bettycrocker.com)

Betty Crocker’s Gluten Free Sugar Cookie

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Betty Crocker has turned their yellow cake mix into a gluten free cookie. Grab a box of Betty Crocker® Gluten Free yellow cake mix, a half cup butter, softened one teaspoon vanilla one egg and colored sugar.

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

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(credit: bettycrocker.com)

OMG! You can still enjoy sugar cookies be gluten free thanks to the Bisquick® Gluten Free mix. All you need is:
A half cup powdered sugar, one package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened one third cup butter, softened three tablespoons shortening, one teaspoon vanilla one egg yolk, one half cup Bisquick® Gluten Free mix Additional powdered sugar for work surface one container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting.

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Gluten Free Sugar Free Cranberry Pomegranate Syrup – Naughty & Nice Recipe

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Nice Recipe:
Sugar Free Cranberry Pomegranate Syrup makes a beautiful holiday themed , flavor-packed syrup that can be used in a variety of ways – brush it on chicken as it bakes, stir into cocktails, add to salad dressings, make a sauce for meatballs…oh… and it is healthy for you? Bottle the syrup up in a pretty jar and create a lovely hostess gift.

Naughty Recipe:
Use this syrup as a base for a delicious cocktail. Create a signature cocktail at your holiday party this year – it’s not too sweet, looks beautiful and stretches your liquor budget. Without the sugar, the chances of getting a hangover are much less. If you want a non-alcoholic, drink just stir into some sparkling water refreshing and pretty. We call this drink a “Christmas Carol.”

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(credit: simplygluten-free.com)

Gluten Free Pistachio Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb Recipe

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This recipe is so tasty even those who can enjoy gluten will ask for second helpings. Mint blends beautifully with lamb but even better if you mix the mint with a handful of healthy pistachios and some lemon. The Pistachio Mint Crusted Rack of Lamb is a dinner party worthy recipe that all can enjoy. For good measure, serve the lamb with a Pistachio Garlic Mint Quinoa Pilaf.

Ingredients:
Two (8 bone each) racks of lamb, trimmed and frenched, Kosher salt and black pepper, three tablespoons olive oil, use divided half cup shelled, roasted, salted pistachios three cups mint leaves, loosely packed three cloves garlic, minced zest and juice of one lemon.

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(credit: simplygluten-free.com)

Gluten Free Holiday Cranberry Brie Recipe

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Living gluten free during the holidays doesn’t mean you can’t have creative festive dishes. Serve your guests at a holiday party a twist for their taste buds with a cranberry brie appetizer.

Ingredients: One cup fresh or frozen cranberries, half cup sugar, half cup water, two tablespoons gluten-free flour one large egg, beaten half cup finely ground Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers Rosemary & Olive Oil. One–seven ounce round of brie, two tablespoons olive oil two tablespoon unsalted butter Crunchmaster Multi-Seed Crackers Rosemary & Olive Oil.

Michelle Mears-Gerst is a writer in South Orange County. She can be found at @sunnynsocal and sunnynsocal.com.

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