Saturday, 19 December 2015

GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIES

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GLUTEN FREE CHRISTMAS COOKIES


# Edited: This recipe was featured at Tuesday Tutorial on 5th Jan 2016, check here.

#Edited- This recipe was featured at hearth and Soul blog hop on 4th Jan 2016, Check here.

#Edited- This recipe was featured at Real Food Friday blog hop on 31 st December. Check here
http://organic4greenlivings.com/real-food-fridays-120-healthy-living-for-the-new-year/


Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy and Safe Christmas


Christmas is around the corner and everybody is busy in shopping, buying gifts for families and planning to bake some cakes and cookies. Last year was the first year I shared my cookie recipe with the other bloggers and I was amazed to see hundreds of varieties of cakes and cookies that other bloggers had baked.


This is my daughter's recipe, and I am very happy and proud to share my daughter's recipe on my blog.
This is obvious that we learn so much from our parents, but it is possible the other way around also. Like in my case, I am learning so many things from my daughter; I feel it is never late to learn anything from anybody.


I am a proud mother of a learned daughter whose knowledge, in many areas, is much more than mine. This is the 21st century where the young generations are open minded, ready to accept challenges in life and are more exposed to technological advancements. We should be proud of our children and all their achievements.


I remember one funny incidence when my daughter was attending her primary (elementary) school, one day, and I went to pick her up from school. She was sitting in a waiting area with her friends, when I reached there, one of her friends told her, “Oh, your mom looks exactly like you.” I laughed at that innocent comment by her friend.
I had heard from many people about my daughter’s resemblance to me, but this was the first time I heard someone say I looked like my daughter, haha!


But this is true that as we age our identity also changes based on our relationship with other family members, like someone's wife and then someone's mom etc. When I was young, I introduced myself with my name, but later it happened with me many times, that in front of my children's friends, I introduced myself as I am the mother of RG or I am the mother of HG (together with my name). Only yesterday I phoned some friend in my neighbourhood to check my grandson, who went for a playdate with his friend, then I introduced myself on the phone to that lady, and said: “I am D's grandmother, just checking if he is doing fine”.



Coming to the recipe, this is a gluten free recipe in which I have used cream of rice. I know this might be a rare ingredient but you will definitely find it in an Indian grocery store, sometimes labelled as ‘rice semolina’ or ‘rice rawa’. I’ve always used coconut flour which I found at the Canadian store ‘Bulk Barn’, I bought it and thought I will use it in some recipe.



RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup rice rawa/rice semolina
  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • ½ cup chickpea flour/besan
  • 1 cup sugar/brown sugar
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder/cinnamon powder (whichever you prefer)
  • 1and ½ cup butter softened/ ghee
  • 2 tbs cashew nuts for decoration. 

METHOD


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees C.
  • Combine all the ingredients with 1 cup butter, keep the ½ cup and add a bit by bit, until it all comes together.
  • When combined, shape into a log shape and keep into the fridge to solidify a little.
  • After 10-15 minutes, the mixture will be cooler and much easier to shape.
  • Shape into small cookie and place on a cookie tray a ½ inch apart, decorate on top with half cashew.
  • Bake in the oven for 10-15 mins until golden on the edges. Take them out and rest them on a cooling rack.

68 comments:

  1. they look delicious Sadhna - your daughter is certainly teaching you some excellent recipes!

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    1. Yes Leanne, you are right. Thanks for your visit and comment.

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  2. This looks like a great recipe. I'll pass it on to the resident cook in the house. Happy Holidays to you!

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    1. Thanks Mary for visiting and for your lovely comment.

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  3. I love the ingredient list. What a wonderful Classic Cookie. I love recipes like this this. Thanks for sharing. Pinning!

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    1. Thanks llka for your visit and for your lovely comment.

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  4. I love that these are gluten free. I'm not celiac, but I have noticed that it negatively affects my health, so I'm always on the lookout for more recipes to try.

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    1. That's goof Jessica,thanks for your visit and for this comment.

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  5. These look delicious Sadhna and I love the spices - Cinnamon just spells Christmas for me. Great to see a healthy alternative for the GF's but even though I'm not one I'm thinking of following a GF diet as I get older. Have a lovely Christmas and may 2016 bring peace, joy and happiness

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    1. Thanks very much Sue for visiting my blog, and for such a nice comment. I am glad you liked the recipe.

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  6. I'm intrigued by this recipe. I'm definitely going to have to try it with our Christmas cookie collection. I love that you suggested alternatives, that's always helpful for those of us that like to experiment.

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    1. Thanks very much for your visit and for your comment. We bloggers always like to experiment with food.

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  7. love this recipe... should try to find rice rawa here in Indian stores....
    http://www.mumbaitomelbourne.com/food-and-health-blog-posts/shish-taouk-chicken-shish-kebab

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  8. Good Morning Sadhna, these look delicious. I am always looking for good gluten free recipes, so thanks for adding this to my list! I have both my mother and daughter around me, so I'm a lucky gal to have 2 wonderful women from whom I learn so much.
    Thanks for sharing, Lynn

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    1. Hi Lynn, Thanks for such a lovely comment, I am glad you have 2 wonderful women with you.

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  9. wow..beautiful cookies. They looks delicious. Love it :)

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  10. Cookies are mouth watering... Loved the whole daughter-mother relationship part in the post...

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  11. These look so delicious - you'd never guess they are gluten-free. Bet they taste amazing!!

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  12. Lovely cookies and great story about getting older. Before my hubby and I got married I always introduced myself to his business associates as "Gene's friend". You won me over with your cookies - I knew those were cashews on top. I've used almonds but never cashews which is my favorite nut. Happy Fiesta Friday #100 and thanks for coming to the party.

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    1. Hi Judy, thanks for your a lovely comment. Happy Fiesta Friday to you too, we all are exited for this party.

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  13. They look absolutely stunning - and well done for raising such a wonderful daughter, Sadhna! Thank you for sharing this recipe with all of us at Fiesta Friday!
    Happy New Year,
    Ginger x

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    1. Awww, so nice of you, Thanks very much dear for your comment.

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  14. Hi Sadhna,
    Great recipe - the cookies look delicious. I have never tried chickpea flour yet but have been seeing more and more recipes using.
    It funny how our children or any of the younger generation knowledge of technically is so advanced - what I find almost over whelming to understand and will take me hours to figure my niece or nephew can do it in a few minutes. It just goes to prove that are always learning and need to continue to expand our horizon in learning every day.
    Thanks so much for sharing on wonderful healthy recipe on Real Food Fridays. Have a healthy happy & blessed

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment, you are right Marla, our learning is continuing which is never ending.

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  15. Lovely post and great recipe!! Beautiful combination and flavors. Love it!! Awesome :)

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  16. Your daughter's recipe sounds so good, these cookies look so soft and delicious! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend? Hope you and your family had a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Joy for you comment, yes we had good time.

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  17. Thank you so much for bringing these wonderful GF cookies to the party, They look fantastic.

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  18. different & innovative cookies recipe.........never tried cookies with rice semolina & besan.Must try soon.

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  19. They look super yum! What kind of coconut flour did you use in these cookies? Are they defatted? Or simply ground coconut shreds?

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    1. Hi Angie, I used the coconut powder not the ground coconut shreds. In Canada we get it at bulk barn even in U.S.at whole foods.
      Thanks for your comment.

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  20. these look good will share with my friend on a gluten free diet

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  21. Melt in mouth cookies.. Happy new year:-)

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  22. Hi Sadhna,
    Just a note to let you know that I have chosen your post as one of my features for this weeks Real Food Fridays that goes live every Thursday @7pm EST. Thank you for being part of Real Food Friday mission - to make this world a little bit healthy every week. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy & blessed New Year's!

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    1. Awww, thanks very much Marla, so nice of you. I will come and see it.
      Wising you all a happy new year.

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  23. These do look good enough to eat! Seriously, I would not have guessed they were gluten free and they look like a marvelous addition to any Christmas table! Happy New Year and Happy Fiesta Friday!! I'm pinning this to the FF Board just in case no one has yet!

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    1. Thanks very much dear for all your wishes and for keeping my recipe to Fiesta Friday board.
      Wishing you a happy and healthy new year.

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  24. What a clever daughter you have, these sound delicious! Thanks for linking to #CookBlogShare. Hijacked By Twins will be hosting the next link up on Tuesday 5th Jan. Hope to see you there

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    1. Thanks Hayley for your comment and for informing about the cook blog share.

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  25. I hope you and your family had a happy holiday season, Sadhna. I'm so glad you shared your daughter's recipe with us. Your Gluten Free Christmas Cookies look delicious - I'd be happy to serve these all year round as well as at Christmas! I'm featuring them at this week's hop which will be live on Monday. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Hop. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks dear, yes we have enjoyed a lot the holiday season. I am glad to know that my recipe is going to be featured next week, see you there. Thanks for featuring this recipe.

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  26. What a lovely post and those cookies look fantastic! It has been a pleasure to get to know you this year, I am so glad that you can join us here! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Awwww, thanks Miz Helen for such a lovely comment, so nice of you. Looking forward to see you again this year in 2016. Happy new year to you too.

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  27. These look so delish! I've had to share them a few times this week. :) Thanks for sharing on #FoodandFitnessFriday!

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  28. I know i am quite late for commenting on this post but this is recipe is super fantastice and just look like my mommie's nankhtai which she made on diwali.
    I am just a big fan of these cookies.Yes we use flour instead of besan.. I love this and you won't believe i made this today :)

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    1. Hi Priya, first of all you are not late, we can comment on any recipe at any time. I am so glad that you made them today. Thanks very much for your visit and comment.

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  29. That are amazing cookies! Your daughter is taking after your good skill! I love the look of the cookies and cant wait to try them out! Thank you for sharing it with us #pintorials

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    1. Thanks Eileen for your comment and for sharing.

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  30. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.Happy New Year.

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    1. Thanks Swathi for your comment and for pinning and tweeting. Happy New year to you too.

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  31. This looks TASTY! Thank you for linking up to Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays. I have pinned your post to our Tasty Tuesdays Pinterest Board! I hope you can come back and party with us again tomorrow!

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    1. Thanks very mcuh for your comment and for pinning on pinterest board. Yes i will join tomorrow.

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  32. Don't you love it when our children grow to see the world through their own eyes, forming their personalities and their opinions. It is such a joy to set back and let them teach us something, no matter how big or small if we can see the world through our children's eyes we are great parents! And I love this post, the recipe looks fantastic, I want to eat them all up, right now! And the sentiment is even more fantastic!

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    1. Awwww Nikki, such a lovely comment, thanks very much dear,love you. It is really a great pleasure to see our children growing and forming their good personalities.

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  33. I love the look of these cookies! they look like cookies I could eat year round, not just at Christmas! Thanks so much for sharing it on #YumTum I hope to see you back next week xx

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    1. Thanks very much Charlotte for your comment dear.

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