Guys, we are living through some very scary and uncertain times right now. I hope you all are safe at home with your families and doing your best to stay sane. One of my favorite ways to de-stress is, of course, baking! If you’re stressed or if you’re just looking for something to do, I’ve got you covered with my latest #followfriday roundup, featuring recipes from Mackenzie at Salted Yum, Kathleen at The Fresh Cooky and Ellie Haley at Kitchen 335. They are all easy and perfect to do with your kids!
Note: I adapted these recipes to be gluten free.
Let’s kick things off with an easy edible cookie dough recipe from Mackenzie at Salted Yum! I know, I know, isn’t all cookie dough edible? Technically it’s not, since we’re not supposed to eat raw eggs. But Mackenzie’s got you covered with a flavorful, egg-free dough that’s customizable with different add-ins. (You can also heat-treat the flour just to be sure you’re safe.) I made my dough all the way back in February, so of course I used Valentine’s Day-colored sprinkles to give it a little festive pizzazz. Made gluten free simply by substituting the flour.
If you’ve seen my no churn birthday cake ice cream recipe, then you’re already familiar with the inspiration behind it. Kathleen at The Freshy Cooky has an amazing recipe for circus animal cookie ice cream, which I made gluten free by subbing in a couple of different Goodie Girl cookies. Kathleen’s recipe is creamy, flavorful and fun for kids and adults alike! Top it with more animal crackers and colorful sprinkles for a whimsical look.
I’m a big fan of no-bake cookies, especially ones full of chocolatey and peanut buttery goodness like this recipe from Ellie Haley at Kitchen 335. You do need a stovetop, but that’s the only heat involved. And the only thing you need to do to make these gluten free is to use gluten free oats. (Oats by themselves are naturally gluten free. It’s just how they’re processed that makes them gluten-full or not.) These are so addictive that I had to give half of them to my sister so that I’d stop eating them. I can only imagine how much better they’d be if I’d added the peanut butter glaze!
Have you tried any of these recipes? Or do you have any favorite recipes that I should try? Tell me about them in the comments or tag me @rosesandwhiskers on Instagram if you see one I’ll like! I might feature it in a future #followfriday post.
(For previous #followfriday roundups, click here.)