These cookies are sugar, spice and everything nice! Like nearly all of the cookies on this site, these start with my gluten free, dairy free (option), soy free, nut free, egg free (option) basic sugar cookie dough (also known as the “Master” dough). Just add a few teaspoons of spices and you have a totally different tasting, sweet, fragrant, to-die-for with coffee (seriously, I make extra batches of these and my gingerbread versions to freeze and pull out with a nice cup of coffee as a treat) cookie. These are the perfect choice for an allergy friendly Valentine’s Day cookie, they would also be great as a Christmas treat.
It seems like I didn’t make these that long ago but oddly, these pictures are from when I made them last year for Valentine’s Day. Whether we’re going out to eat for the holiday or staying in, we always bake our own desserts. Being gluten free it’s super rare to find a dessert option at a restaurant, add dairy free and it’s highly unlikely. Nut free too? Never, ever, ever going to happen. There was this one time at the Weathervane in Charlevoix, MI when they offered a Cherry Cobbler a’la mode that was gluten free, dairy free and nut free (crazy right?) – unfortunately, after one short summer season they took it off the menu and replaces their gf option with something with nuts. Boo!
I actually made this dough two days ago to check the measurements and just remembered this morning that it’s still chilling in the fridge, waiting to bake. We tend to do things in two steps in this household. Mainly because of a very busy two year old! Hopefully, we’ll roll it out this afternoon – currently, the little man is napping next to me, worn out from his first experience skiing. It was seriously the cutest thing ever. We bought him skis for Christmas and he’s been asking about using them. Today is warm and the snow was sticky so I decided it was a good day to try. I put his little yellow Obermeyer snow pants on with his ski boots – he started walking around like a pro! I grabbed his skis and brought them outside. I have no idea how he knew but right away he grabbed his ski and tried to kick his boot in. He was so excited to walk around. When we were in the powdery snow he kept losing his ski so I took him onto our not so greatly plowed street where I could pull him on the packed snow. He had so much fun! He’s such a great skier! We went down a small incline where he actually glided and he was in love! I hope he enjoys skiing this much when we go out to Colorado in a few months!