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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You will LOVE these gluten free white chocolate chip cookies. With a chewy, gooey buttery centre and crispy, caramelised edges, they simply couldn’t be more delicious – and they will leave you wanting… just one more bite. And one more. And one more. And – oh hell – just have another cookie, ‘kay?

Bird's-eye view of gluten free white chocolate chip cookies, arranged in a small pile on a greenish surface with some white parchment paper underneath. The top cookie has had a bite taken out of it.

Yay for more cookies! Every year around this time (that is, around it’s-almost-Christmas time), I get cookie fever. Cookies everywhere. Cinnamon roll cookies, marzipan cookies, star-shaped cookies, gingerbread cookies, chocolate crinkle cookies… Cookies in the kitchen, cookies for lunch (and dinner)… I even dream about cookies.

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These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are deliciously soft, buttery and sweet, with bursts of chocolate in every mouthful. The recipe is simple and easy to follow, with guaranteed mouthwatering results.

Bird's-eye view of gluten free chocolate chip cookies arranged in a pretty heap on a light bluish grey background, with squares of parchment paper underneath the bottom cookies. Decorative cookie tongs hold the top-most cookie. The cookies are still warm, so the chocolate chips are slightly melted, with a pretty shine on them.

Sometimes things go wrong. And wrong. And wrong. And wrong.

And it honestly doesn’t matter if you’re ridiculously invested, super hard-working and if you’ve done your very best. Things still go wrong. That’s life, I guess.

But even when nothing works and you’re fed up with just about everything… we still have leaves changing colour and falling down and making that crunch swoosh crunch swish sound when you wade through piles of them. We still have words that sound nice and… are nice. And when all else fails, we still have chocolate chip cookies.

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