Silvana’s Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie Countdown

by Jeanne on November 30, 2010

It’s getting to be that season–holiday baking season.  I love this time of the year!  Not only is it the winter holidays (whichever holiday you choose to celebrate), but it is also my birthday month.  So, I have many reasons to be festive.  And, of course, I celebrate by doing a whole lot of baking.  It’s the thing that gives me the most joy in the world (well, aside from my family).

This year, I am honored to be asked to be part of Silvana Nardone‘s Gluten-Free Holiday Cookie Countdown.  Silvana, in case you don’t already know, is the Founding Editor in Chief of Everyday With Rachael Ray, magazine, as well as cookbook author, most recently of the new gluten-free cookbook, Cooking for Isaiah: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Recipes for Easy Delicious Meals.  The Isaiah of the title is her son, who is gluten-free and dairy-free.  I love her approach to gluten-free cooking, which is “no compromises.”  That’s exactly my attitude as well–you don’t have to compromise good taste or texture just because you are gluten- (or dairy-) free.  Good food is good food.

For her upcoming Holiday Cookie Countdown, Silvana invited several bakers (incuding those who aren’t necessarily gluten-free) to submit gluten-free cookie recipes for the month.  She will then post a recipe a day in December.  Such a fab idea!  And take a look at who’s participating–wow:

Shauna Ahern of Gluten Free Girl and the Chef, and cookbook author
Ellen Allard of I Am Gluten Free
Elana Amsterdam of Elana’s Pantry and cookbook author
Rachel Begun, of The Gluten Free RD and registered dietitian
Monica Bhide, cookbook author
Stacie Billis of One Hungry Mama
Jill Brack of Glow Gluten Free
Jen Cafferty of Gluten & Allergen Free Expo
Chex and Live Gluten Freely
Dr. Doni, naturopathic doctor
Diane Eblin of The W.H.O.L.E. Gang and cookbook author
Carol Fenster of 100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes and cookbook author
Zoe Francois of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day and cookbook author
Glutenista of Glutenista
Amy Green of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free and cookbook author
Dorie Greenspan, cookbook author
J.M. Hirsch, national food editor, The Associated Press, and cookbook author
Heidi Kelly of Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom
Carol Kicinski of Simply Gluten Free and cookbook author
Melkorka and Ulla Kjarval of Sheepdog Print & Design
Dan Kohler of Renegade Kitchen
Kim Maes of Cook It Allergy Free
Bernice Mast of Gluten Free from NYC Online Bakery and Wheatless and Meatless
Alice Medrich, cookbook author
Sloane Miller of Allergic Girl Resources and
author
Karen Morgan of Blackbird Bakery and cookbook author
Silvana Nardone of Dish Towel Diaries and cookbook author
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
Jennie Perillo of In Jennie’s Kitchen
Raquel Pelzel, cookbook author
Jeanne Sauvage of Art of Gluten-Free Baking
Saveur magazine
Ali Segersten of Whole Life Nutrition and cookbook author
Louisa Shafia of Lucid Food and cookbook author
Erin Smith of Gluten-Free Fun
Amie Valpone of The Healthy Apple
Grace Young, cookbook author

I can’t yet tell you what recipe I contributed, but I will post it as soon as Silvana posts it to her site!

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