VALENTINE’S CHOCOLATE-DIPPED HEART COOKIES – with VIDEO {gluten, nut & soy free}

 This Valentine’s day – share some (gluten free) chocolate-dipped heart cookies. Buttery, crumbly heart-shaped cookie sandwiches, filled with a pretty (and tasty) raspberry frosting and dipped into dark chocolate – what’s not to love? Easy to make and yet so ridiculously adorable – these heart cookies are the perfect Valentine’s dessert.

A Valentine's heart cookie is in the foreground – heart-shaped cookie sandwich, dipped into chocolate and decorated with pretty sprinkles. More gluten free heart cookies are in the background. A pretty pink plate is also in the background.

Sometimes, writing is hard. Writer’s block and all that jazz. And I know that a common piece of advice is to write about what you know – your life lately, that thing that happened to you recently… but let’s be real here: most of you come here for the recipes, and only few – if any – of you come for the ramblings. And do you honestly want to know about this or that experiment that did or didn’t work, that interesting bit of analysis or that frustrating reaction that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere?

Life of a Chemistry PhD student – both exciting and boring at the same time.

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1-BOWL GLUTEN FREE VEGAN SUGAR COOKIES {gluten, dairy, egg, nut & soy free, vegan}

Meet your new favourite cookies. Gluten free vegan sugar cookies. They’re crisp, crumbly, buttery and sweet, and frosted with the most delicious (and simple) vegan frosting. They’re both quick and easy to make – requiring 30 minutes tops and no fancy equipment. Even though they’re gluten, dairy and egg free, these vegan sugar cookies couldn’t be more scrumptious and decadent. Have I mentioned they’re ridiculously pretty?

Pretty frosted gluten free vegan sugar cookies arranged on a decorative white cake cooling rack. The gluten free sugar cookies have been frosted with two types of easy vegan frosting (brown and pink) and decorated with white and dark chocolate sprinkles.

Friends, you’re gonna love this one.

These adorable, delicious, easy to make sugar cookies are vegan and gluten free – but they are just as decadent and scrumptious as any other cookie out there. Actually, scratch that. They’re better.

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GLUTEN FREE CROATIAN BEAR PAW COOKIES {gluten, peanut & soy free}

These wonderful Croatian bear paw cookies are a Christmas favourite in our house – buttery, sweet, rich and so incredibly aromatic! A gluten free variation on a traditional Croatian cookie recipe, their taste will knock your socks off and leave you craving more.

A stack of three gluten free Croatian bear paw cookies, standing on a fluted cookie mould. Bunches of holly add to the festive holiday atmosphere.

Here’s a fun fact: the longer you keep these cookies in a closed container, the better they get. (Where “better” means they go from “damn delicious” to “too good to be true”.)

Another fact: they never last long enough to get to the “better” stage.

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CHRISTMAS PINWHEEL COOKIES {gluten, nut & soy free}

Fun, quirky and adorable, these gluten free Christmas pinwheel cookies are bound to become a holiday favourite. And what’s even better, these tasty (and ridiculously pretty) Christmas cookies are also super easy to make!

A bird's eye view of the gluten free red and green Christmas pinwheel cookies arranged on a decorative star-shaped plate, on a pale greyish blue background. White sprayed pinecones and small candy canes add to the Christmas atmosphere.

Now, I’m sure we all agree that merely throwing some red and green sprinkles at some unsuspecting cookie cough does not a Christmas cookie make. Yeah? Yeah.

So, because Christmas is serious business and because we’re totally badass cookie makers, we’ll go all the way and make these red and green Christmas pinwheel cookies. Gluten free, of course.

And if we use the colours a bit over-enthusiastically, and the pinwheel cookies look a bit intense (a.k.a. borderline psychedelic) – that’s totally okay too. Christmas doesn’t have to bee all cutesy and adorable and picture perfect all the time, right? And “psychedelic hypnosis-inducing Christmas pinwheel cookies” has such a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

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