Spiced Christmas biscuits everyone will love
December 6, 2016
Since my 8 year old was diagnosed as intolerant to gluten, dairy and egg I have been trying lots of recipes to come up with suitable replacements he can enjoy. Coming into the Christmas period of parties, celebrations and food sharing I have been trying to pull together a group of “treats” he can share and enjoy with his friends and feel like he is not missing out.
These are the best biscuits he has “ever, ever, ever tasted!” I am pretty happy with that. I haven’t mentioned to him that there is a little pumpkin added to them yet. He does eat pumpkin but I figure that he really doesn’t need to know exactly what is in them, just what is not in them and that they are safe for him to eat.
These biscuits are reminiscent of ginger bread cookies. We are heading to a family Christmas event this weekend so with such high praise I will make a new batch to take for the kids to share.
These biscuits are quick to make. Everything goes into a bowl, is combined well, rolled, cut and baked. Allow time (30 minutes) for the dough to rest in the fridge prior to cooking.
One of the most frustrating things I have noticed about gluten free options available in the store is that they are often filled with a variety of additives that he has not previously eaten. They are things added to allow the flour to be light, to rise, to not clump and to bind. It makes me concerned that his health issues will be replace with others from all the new additives he could be exposed to. Food intolerances hurt my head some days, between his and my SIBO diet requirements it can feel a little challenging some days.
These my recipe for gluten free spiced Christmas biscuits. I was inspired to make them after seeing this recipe on Pinterest last week.
Next time I make a batch I will switch out the almond meal so my son can take one to school in his lunch box for a treat also. Our school has a no-nut policy in place.
This is my food intolerance friendly Christmas biscuit recipe. I hope you love it.
My son has adapted remarkably to the changes in his diet and is cautious when eating away from home. he has a good understanding of the food he can not tolerate and is good at explaining to adults and others. Christmas does worry me a little as there seems to be more of everything – more parties, treats, food gifts and things he needs to look out for. Gluten free is commonly catered for at most places now but the combination of gluten, egg and dairy free is a challenge for most.
If you deal with this in your family I’d love to hear any tips you can share for getting through the holiday season.
Have a great week.
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