Gluten free Holiday Baking Season is upon us! These gluten free Brown Butter Snickerdoodles are a must make Christmas cookie. Simple to make, egg free, and made with real ingredients. The brown butter makes these snickerdoodle cookies extra flavorful! YUM!
I tried, I really tried. I wasn’t going to post any gluten free holiday baking themed Christmas cookies until December 1st. Which is tomorrow. But then I made gluten free brown butter snickerdoodle cookies and my life was changed. That brown butter is so flavorful I didn’t even need to use egg. So yes, egg free and gluten free Christmas cookies. Oh that brown butter sure makes them magical. Which is why I had to get in the gluten free holiday baking zone a day early. That’s justifiable, right?
Speaking of brown butter. Why have I not made it more? That’s blasphemy! It’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. All you do is literally brown some butter in a pan till it kinda foams up. It’s a type of reduction. I guess I always felt like it was e a bit Martha-esque for me. We all know I am no Martha. I’m her scrappy step child. The one that throws a baked potato in some bread and calls is “herbed potato bread.” Or goes gah gah over Turkey leftovers and Zoodles! Scrappy, resourceful, and gluten free. I’ll take it.
But back to my two My 2 loves here ya’ll. Brown Butter and Snickerdoodle Cookies. Yep. Those flavors make me swoon.
I so desperately wanted to try and make these cookies vegan too. I really did. But sorry folks, I could not find a way to brown vegan butter because vegan butter has no milk solids. You can however use ghee and make this lactose/dairy free. Just sayin… it’s an option. Capeesh?
Which brings me to the next best allergy friendly “tweak” for my people pleasing brain. An Egg free cookie option. Yes, these gluten free brown butter snickerdoodle cookies are also egg free. Now let me back up and share REAL story of how this nutty buttery festive egg free cookie recipe came about, mmm k?
You see, I am a scrappy home chef, as mentioned above. I usually take what I have on hand and create a dish or baked good. Sure, I don’t like waste food, but I also don’t like to make multiple trips to the store. Okay sometimes I do if I need out of the house. LOL! You’ll get this if you work from home. But I digress… back to the brown butter snickerdoodle cookies story.
True story, these brown butter snickerdoodle cookies were on my original gluten free holiday baking game plan. The idea came to me after I tasted a brown butter chocolate chip gluten free cookie recipe from a friend. After that memorable moment, I just knew I had to make my own version. I happily went to the store, feeling super excited (yes I get that way over gluten free cookies), prepped all the ingredients to recipe test, and realized I forgot the EGGS!!!! Come on, they put those eggs way in the back of the store on purpose. Ugh, I always forget them. Sneaky store layout.
Anyway, there I was, about to feel all fancy with my brown butter gluten free cookies but had no eggs. Enter scrappy Chef Cotter mode. We must continue! The baking must go on! I busted out a few older vegan cookie recipes and adjusted my original cookie plan.
Two recipes testing tries later and we have Holiday baking SUCCESS! Soft, tasty, gluten free, egg free, brown butter snickerdoodle cookies.
Nutrition Per Cookie for 15 Cookies
Can you believe it? The cookie Gods were on my side that day. Or maybe I like to think of the glass half full. Make that an almond milk glass so I can dip these cookies in them.
You’re “snickering” at my corniness, aren’t you?
And that concludes my corny Cotter moment.
Enjoy these gluten free cookies friends! Brown that butter, make that snickerdoodle spice, and bake away! And if you forget the eggs, no prob! I got ya covered!
Have you ever used brown butter in cookies? Favorite gluten free holiday baking recipe? And go!