Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Preview: Keto cut out sugar cookies are a must around any holiday! Buttery deliciousness and the perfect family activity. Kids love to roll these out and select the shapes. Frosted or not, these are the perfect holiday cookies!

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me!

It’s the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies, and we’re on cookie number 9! Keto cut out sugar cookies are a necessity in our household. In fact, I grew up on Grandma’s cut out butter cookie recipe. They’re my dad’s favorite cookie at Christmas, and we’ve used the same cookie cutters since I was a small child. 

Now that my daughter and I eat gluten-free and sugar-free we needed another option! It’s a family tradition to make the holiday-shaped cookies and frost them uniquely. Don’t you think?

To be sure, it’s extremely difficult for me not to eat the dough, lick the frosting, and eat several cookies during this process. It’s even harder for a kid not to lick the spoon and sample the cookies as they’re made! So many of my recipes come out of the need to provide a healthier, tasty alternative for my girl.

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Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies are so fun for kids and family activity at Christmas or any holiday. Buttery low carb cookies to hold the perfect holiday shapes. #ketocookies #lowcarbdesserts

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Family traditions: Frosting the cookies

Frosting the cookies at Christmas is a laughter-filled, colorful tradition kids look forward to every year! For me, Christmas traditions are all about family and home and being present to enjoy time together. We have the busy outdoor activities like ice skating, snowman building, Christmas lights viewing, and so many more. Don’t neglect the cozy around the kitchen projects!

Whether we like it or not, food brings us together. Of course, I love food as does anyone, but it makes it difficult for those with allergies or health restrictions. This recipe gives us a chance for everyone in the family to participate and share in laughter together.

When we make cookies, I let the kids select the frosting colors to use. We generally separate the frosting out into about 4-5 different colors. You can find some great natural food coloring options or use the normal set from the grocery store.

Kids making keto cut out sugar cookies. #kidsbake #ketocookies

 

C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me!

Cookie Monster

To make keto cut out sugar cookies you’ll need: 

What you need for Christmas cookie baking. #christmascookies #lowcarbcookies

How to make keto cut out sugar cookies

Cut out cookies can seem intimidating, but they’re really actually pretty easy! All you have to do is follow the steps, and you’ll get a pretty, buttery, cookie anyone would love to eat at a holiday party.

First, get all the ingredients and supplies out and preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Second, prepare 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Then, take out a large bowl and beat together the butter and sweetener. Add the eggs in one at a time beating them as you go.

After that, take another bowl and whisk together the almond flour, gelatin, salt, and baking soda. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix them in slowly until everything is fully incorporated and a dough is formed. Chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least half an hour.

I take half the dough out to roll to about 1/4 of an inch thick and leave the rest in the fridge to continue to chill.

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Tip: Roll the dough out sprinkling on some extra almond flour. If it sticks you can roll it between two pieces of parchment paper handling it as little as possible.

Have all members of the family pick out their favorite cookie cutters and cut out the cookies! Put them on the baking sheets about an inch apart, and bake them for 10-12 minutes or until the edges only just start to brown.

Let the cookies cool for 20 minutes on the pan until they can be moved to a cooling rack. Once completely cooled, you and the kids can top your cookies with your favorite keto frosting. Have fun decorating!

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies frosted in fun colors #familychristmas #lowcarbrecipes

It’s hard to be sad when you’re eating a cookie!

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Family time around the holidays

I have some of my favorite family memories around Christmas time. It can be difficult to plan activities and be actively involved with the kids and other family members, but it is so important! Not everything has to be Pinterest perfect, mine are not. However, my kids LOVE to take time to play a board game, play basketball, or make cookies. My mindset has to change to make time to separate work time and time for family.

Cookie baking and everyday activities are priceless memories to a child when you do them together! So have fun, be silly, and enjoy your time together! They will remember it!

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Keto cut out sugar cookies are delicious, buttery, goodness. A great low carb recipe for Christmas family time. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes

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Merry Christmas and happy cookie decorating!

 

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies Printable Recipe

Keto Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Festive keto cut out sugar cookies are just like you used to make as a kid! Use different cutter shapes for every holiday and let the kids go wild with these delicious cookie treats!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Chill time30 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto cut out sugar cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 131kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1 tbsp gelatin
  • 1 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare 2 baking sheets.
  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sweetener then add the eggs in one at a time.
  • Take another bowl and whisk together the almond flour, gelatin, salt, and baking soda.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix them in slowly until fully incorporated.
  • Form into a dough and chill for at least half an hour.
  • Roll the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper to 1/4 of an inch thickness.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.
  • Let the cookies cool for 20 minutes on the pan until they can be moved to a cooling rack.
  • Once completely cooled, top your cookies with your favorite keto frosting. Have fun decorating.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 24.0
Amount Per Serving 1 cookie
calories 131
 
Total Fat 12 g  
Saturated Fat 3 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 26 mg  
Sodium 156 mg  
Potassium 107 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 3 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 4 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Need more keto cookie recipes?

Does your family love pumpkin at Christmas? Try these keto pumpkin cookies.

Stack of keto pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice and chocolate gluten-free, low carb goodness! #sugarfreecookies #ketopumpkin

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Lemon Cookies

Low Carb Lemon Cookies

Preview: Creamy Italian mascarpone cheese lemon drizzle cookies are certainly my favorite low carb lemon cookies this year! The lemon citrus tang is the perfect compliment to other holiday cookies.

On the Fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me!

Here’s to cookie number five in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies! There’s something about lemon and citrus flavors at Christmas that speak to tradition and a time when it was expensive and difficult to find citrus fruits in the winter, making them extra special. I love citrus and have a special place in my heart for lemon curd, and these cookies definitely satisfy that craving.

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Family traditions: Christmas Cards

Does your family do Christmas cards around the holidays? Personally, I absolutely love the Christmas card tradition, actually giving, receiving, and mailing paper cards you can feel and put on display. We have a sort of peacock wire holder, and every card we receive is displayed every year. I love to see everyone’s family photos and traditional cards and take a moment to focus on them and what they’re up to.

Yes, I may be a bit old school in that way, but to me it’s completely different to receive a real card in the mail than a picture on my screen. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the Merry Christmas’s on Facebook or digital cards, I just prefer that card in the mail or handed to me in person! Truly, it’s a physical reminder you see all the Christmas season of your friends, family, and loved ones.

Do you still send Christmas cards and receive them? Every year I attempt to get a family picture and unless we get them professionally done, they rarely turn out fabulous. But hey! It’s fun to be creative and make a collage of every day pictures of the family having fun. One year I took snapshots from our trip to Santa’s Workshop new Colorado Springs, and used those to make our card. It turned out great! And can I tell you a little secret? You don’t have to send a picture! A traditional Christmas card with your signature is fabulous too!

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.

Norman Vincent Peale

American Minister

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Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.

Martin Luther

Professor

How to make Low Carb Lemon cookies

 To make the cookies, first whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt. Second, in another large bowl, beat the butter and sweetener about 3 minutes until it comes together then add in the eggs one at a time, beating each one in before adding another. It helps if they’re room temperature. Next, add in the mascarpone cheese, lemon juice, and zest, and mix it with your hand or standing mixer until the mixture is smooth with no lumps.

 What is mascarpone cheese?

You may be thinking, “What is mascarpone cheese?” Or if you do know what it is you’ve probably heard it associated with one of my favorite desserts on earth, tiramisu. Simply, mascarpone cheese is an Italian cream cheese made with double or even triple cream instead of the American version of cream cheese with a lower fat content and more acidic taste we’re used to.

Can I tell you how much I love the creamy Italian wonder called mascarpone? Most American cream cheeses have 1 carb per serving, but the lovely mascarpone has NONE and tastes of cream without the cream cheese flavor. Don’t get me wrong, I adore my American cream cheese too, it just depends on the flavor you’re looking for.

Low Carb Lemon Cookies are keto melt in your mouth delish. Gluten-free and sugar-free these citrus stars are sure to please the family or holiday guests. #ketodietrecipes #ketocookies

On with the low carb lemon cookies

Now you will want to stir in the dry ingredients completely and then chill the dough for about 15 minutes. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Then spoon the dough (about 1 tablespoon each) onto the baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes or until the edges just start to brown. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 20 minutes before moving to the cooling rack. Once on the cooling rack allow them to cool completely before topping with the icing glaze.

How to make the Lemon Icing

Last and for the finishing touch, to make the glaze beat all the ingredients together for 2-3 minutes on high. Spoon about a teaspoon full on each cookie and spread it around with the back of the spoon. Then leave the icing to set, and if don’t wish to eat them right away store in the fridge for up to a week.

Low Carb Lemon Cookies are keto melt in your mouth delish. Gluten-free and sugar-free these citrus stars are sure to please the family or holiday guests. #ketodietrecipes #ketocookies

 

Live your life with zest!

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Low Carb Lemon Cookies and other traditions

Do you like citrus at Christmas? Traditionally we always have orange and clove, but lemon is refreshing and cheerful for the season in its own way too! To me, with the mascarpone cheese, it just feels Italian and of all things decadent and good. What are your favorite lemon Christmas recipes?

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 Low Carb Lemon Cookies are keto melt in your mouth delish. Gluten-free and sugar-free these citrus stars are sure to please the family or holiday guests. #ketodietrecipes #ketocookies

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Low Carb Lemon Cookies Printable Recipe

Low Carb Lemon Cookies

Mascarpone cheese and a lemon tang. Melt in the mouth delicious goodness. What more can you ask for in keto low carb lemon cookies?
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Resting time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto lemon cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 160kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 2 eggs
  • 14 oz mascarpone cheese
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 lemon zested

Glaze

  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 lemon zested
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream

Instructions

  • Whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat the butter and sweetener about 3 minutes until it comes together then add in the eggs one at a time.
  • Add in the mascarpone cheese, lemon juice, and zest, and beat until the mixture is smooth with no lumps.
  • Stir in the dry ingredients and chill the dough for 15 minutes.
  • Spoon the dough (about 1 tablespoon each) onto the baking sheets and bake for 15 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit or until the edges just start to brown.
  • Let the cookies cool on the pan for 20 minutes before moving to the cooling rack. Once on the cooling rack allow them to cool completely before topping with the glaze.
  • To make the glaze, beat all the ingredients together for 2-3 minutes on high.
  • Spoon about a teaspoon full on each cookie and spread it around with the back of the spoon. Leave the icing to set then store in the fridge for up to a week.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

 
Servings 24.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 160
 
Total Fat 15 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 56 mg  
Sodium 108 mg  
Potassium 16 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 3 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 2 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Christmas Cookies!

Need more ideas? Try these amazing Thumbprint Keto Peanut Butter Cookies!

Thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies are fabulous for low carb snacks during the holidays. Stick to your keto diet with these chocolate peanut butter delights. Gluten-free, sugar-free, yum! #ketodiet #ketorecipes

 

12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies

  1. Coconut Macaroons
  2. Butter Spritz Cookies
  3. Gingerbread Cookies
  4. Thumbprint Peanut Butter Cookies
  5. Low Carb Lemon Cookies

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Tips For Visiting Santa’s Workshop

Tips For Visiting Santa’s Workshop

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What are your childhood memories of visiting Santa? Did you go to the mall to sit on Santa’s lap and ask for that one special gift? Maybe you spoke to Santa’s helper at a Christmas party? Personally, I rarely went to see Santa, but I did write him letters. As I grew older I knew what was actually going on, but I didn’t want to let go of the magic. Truly, I embraced the idea of Santa and his reindeer stomping on our roof and saying ‘Ho! Ho! Ho!’ down the chimney.

Where is Santa’s Workshop?

Well, this year our family made the trip to Santa’s Workshop at North Pole, Colorado, and it was fabulous! North Pole, Colorado you say? Yes, that’s what they call it, Santa’s Workshop at North Pole, Colorado. Actually, it’s located conveniently near Colorado Springs outside the town of Manitou Springs. It’s a full-blown theme park dedicated to the North Pole and Santa Claus. Santa’s house is at the center of the village, and a visit with Santa’s an important part of any trip! I’m going to save you a hassle and let you in on my tips for visiting Santa’s Workshop.

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What is Santa’s Workshop?

Santa’s Workshop is a theme park aimed towards younger kids, but teenagers and adults alike love the place. In spite of the fact it’s not as large or modern as Disney or Six Flags, it’s treasured by locals and visitors alike. Moreover, it’s set in the mountains, unique, and nostalgic. Santa’s Workshop is in its 61st year, a quaint mountain village theme park with fun rides especially for ages 3-7. Of course, there are other rides for older kids and adults, but there are few a 3 or 4-year-old can’t ride.

My kids love it because you can ride as many rides as you want all day long with very short lines if any at all. Well, that’s if you avoid the busiest days! Also, my daughter enjoyed the magic show so much she wanted to go again later in the day. You’ll find rides, shows, food, shops, and fun!

Tips For Visiting Santa's Workshop Colorado entrance

My top tips for visiting Santa’s Workshop

1. Print out the $3 off coupon before you go

If you visit the Santa’s Workshop website go to the coupon section to print off the coupon. When I last checked it was three dollars off the general $23 admission. Also, if you have a military or dependent ID an even greater discount so be sure to bring it with you.

Tip! Print the coupon before you go or copy a picture of it in your phone. Internet and phone services are iffy, and most phones will not have service.

Tips For Visiting Santa's Workshop Colorado ride

2. Double check to be sure they’re open the day you wish to go

In winter Santa’s Workshop is closed most Tuesdays and Wednesdays and can be closed due to weather. If you’re not sure about the weather you can call 719-684-9432 to check whether or not they’ll be open.

3. Wear your walking shoes and several clothing layers depending on the weather

There are picnic tables and benches all around, but even so, you’ll do a lot of walking! In order to be comfortable, wear comfy shoes and a jacket or layers depending on the weather. Therefore, check the weather and dress accordingly.

Tips For Visiting Santa's Workshop Colorado sled

4. Arrive at least 10 minutes before they open

Santa’s Workshop opens at 10 am, and if you’re there on a busy day (such as the day after Thanksgiving) you’ll want to be early! I suggest you arrive and park 10-15 minutes before they open to get in the entrance line. Then again, some days there may be little to no line, but do you want to take that chance?!

Tips For Visiting Santa's Workshop Colorado bridge

5. Go see Santa first to avoid the lines. Smile big for your picture!

Again, in order to avoid long waits, make a beeline for Santa’s house to get in line for a visit. With kids, you HAVE to visit Santa, and you might as well get it done early and then enjoy the rest of the park. In addition, be sure to avoid the lunch hour. You won’t be happy if you’ve been in line for 45 minutes, Santa goes to lunch, and you have to wait in line another 30 minutes until he gets back!

You can have an elf or helper take a picture with your own camera or have them use theirs. After that, you can go to the shop around the corner to view the pictures and make any purchases you wish. For example, get your picture on an ornament, a mug, or in a photo book just to name a few. Smile!

Tips For Visiting Santa's Workshop family picture

(Yes, I covered up my kids’ faces. I generally do on the blog, and that is a personal choice. In this post you may notice I got a little carried away with adding characters to my pictures…)

Santa's Workshop Colorado tree

6. Make any personalization orders in the shops immediately after visiting Santa

There’s a great shop with all sorts of ornaments and Christmas decorations that can be personalized with kids’ names and years, family names, whatever you want. If this is something you want to do go early so the personalization can be done while you ride rides. Then you can pick up your order on your way out and not have to carry it all day either.

Santa's Workshop Colorado slide

7. Pack your own lunch for any sort of special diet or to cut costs

The food is expensive at Santa’s Workshop and limited to pulled pork, turkey, chicken nuggets, hot dogs, pretzels, and various other items. Moreover, if you’re on a special diet, need gluten-free, or have other allergies I would suggest bringing a sack lunch. You can keep it in the car and send someone out to get it when the time comes if you don’t want to carry it around with you. As I said before, there are quite a few picnic tables in the eating areas, and you can enjoy your lunch there.

Santa's Workshop Colorado tree view

8. Make some s’mores!

Santa's Workshop Colorado s'mores

I loved this! There’s a fire pit in front of the village shops, and there you can stop and warm yourself. OR…go into the candy shop and purchase a s’more kit! Who doesn’t love to make s’mores? If you have kids with you, it will be something they remember. Also, they’ll need a good snack mid-afternoon. In the candy shop, they’ll also give you sticks to roast the marshmallows. So much fun!

Santa's Workshop Colorado candy kitchen

9. Get super-excited about the magic show!

Like I said, my daughter thought the magic show was AMAZING! As with anything, go in with a positive attitude and play it up to the kids. The more excited you are, the more they will be.

10. Have fun and be a kid again!

Santa's Workshop Colorado ferris wheel

Our family favorite holiday is far and away Christmas. Did you know you can get a dose of Christmas cheer any time of the year? Indeed, one can visit Santa’s Workshop in North Pole, Colorado year round. Do you need a dose of Christmas in July when you’re on your family camping trip in Colorado? I hope you’ll review my top tips for visiting Santa’s Workshop. Then go for it! Santa’s Workshop is merry anytime during the year.

Do you need some Christmas book ideas for Mom?

Check out my cozy Christmas book list and grab a couple today!

 

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Food Allergy Freedom Holiday Recipes

Food Allergy Freedom Holiday Recipes

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Why should everyone else have all the fun at holiday gatherings?

Everyone around you gets to eat without questioning the hostess about every ingredient and if you get to eat anything, well, it’s probably the least exciting dish out of the bunch.

I totally know how that feels.

My mother can’t eat gluten, and my daughter is deathly allergic to tree nuts. I’ve grown to dread seeing that letdown face of my daughter’s when she asks, “Does it have nuts?” and the answer is, “Oh, I’m sorry honey, it was made in a facility with nuts.” Or “Yes, I’m afraid it has walnuts dear.”

She’s great about asking and checking labels, but it’s hard when so many people don’t realize how serious a food allergy actually is. The open bowl of cashews at a party can lead to anaphylactic shock and things we don’t want to think about.

Then I myself also forget about my mother’s inability to eat gluten. I’ll make a salad for a party, throw in some pasta, and then kick myself because, yes, that’s gluten too!

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But still, it’s the holidays!

I want the whole family to enjoy them, be able to eat #alltheyummythings (and I especially don’t want my daughter to have to miss out on special foods).

If you’re struggling with food allergies or dietary restrictions, the folks at Ultimate Bundles have put together a bundle just for you (and for the holidays!).

It’s called the Food Allergy Freedom Bundle. And it’s full of luscious recipes, special enough for your celebrations and parties, but lovingly created for those with food allergies or specific dietary needs.

This collection contains 9 cookbooks that will make sure everybody can satisfy their sweet (or savory) tooth this season (but without hives, digestive issues, or trips to the emergency room).

Whether you’re in the mood for Bread Pudding Cakes with “Bourbon” Vanilla Sauce, Savory Sweet Potato Bake, Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spice Frosting, Spiced Pear Anise Cranberry Quick Bread, Pomegranate Mimosas, or any of the other 280 recipes in this bundle, you’ll be sure to create a holiday spread that will make special memories.

Here’s where it gets really crazy…

Altogether, these eCookbooks are worth $110. But I have a question for you: would you like to buy them at a discount?

If your answer is yes, then I have one more question…

How much of a discount do you want?

That’s the beauty of this Food Allergy Freedom Bundle. Not only do you have the freedom to eat food that’s allergy-friendly, you also have the freedom to pay what you want!

This is how it works:

  • Visit their website, take a quick look at all the goodness that comes in this package, decide how much you want to spend, and then click the turquoise “Pay what I want!” button to go through their simple and secure 3-step checkout process.
  • You’ll receive an email with a login to their online access portal, where you’ll begin downloading your eBooks.
  • Use their Getting Started Guide to pick the topic you want to tackle first and start making delicious, allergy-free meals!

The most important detail, though, is that this bundle is available for just 48 hours!

After Tuesday night, November 14th, the sale ends and you’d have to buy all of these products individually.

It’s even backed by a 30-day full money-back happiness guarantee, so you can make sure it’s right for you.

The holiday season is full of food, friends, and family. No one needs to feel excluded with these recipes that are safe (and delicious) for everyone!

Get what you need to have delicious food this holiday season (without the allergens that make you sick).

Learn more or get your bundle HERE.

(Psst… the bundle goes away at 11:59 pm Eastern on Tuesday, November 14th, so don’t wait!)

What’s in the Food Allergy Freedom Bundle? I’m glad you asked because I’m super-excited about it!

  • Allergy-free Meal Plan by Adrienne Urban ($14.00)
  • Baker’s Dozen Holidays Quick Breads Coconut Flour Baked Goods Volume 3 by Starlene Stewart ($7.99)
  • Beyond the Cereal Box by Daniel & Haley Stewart ($6.99)
  • Candy Making Without Corn Syrup by Cara Comini ($12.99)
  • Nourishing Holiday by Jaclyn Harwell ($24.97)
  • Paleo Vegan Sweets & Treats: 30+ Healthy Paleo Desserts Free of Grains, Dairy & Eggs by Hannah Healy ($9.99)
  • Thanksgiving in the Slow Cooker: 32 Gluten-Free Recipes and Complete Planning Guide for a Stress-Free Holiday! by Stephanie O’Dea ($7.99)
  • The Allergy-Free Holiday Table: Top 8 Allergen-Free Cakes, Cookies, Pies, Candies, and More! by Amanda Torres ($19.95)
  • Vegan Holiday Treats by Kelly Roenicke ($6.99)
  • PLUS get the Allergy-Free Cooking Masterclass by Wardeh ‘Wardee’ Harmon ($40.00) when you spend $20 or more

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Are you flying for the holidays?

Check out these nut-free snacks for a long-haul flight here!

Long-Haul Flight Snacks

Disclaimer:

This blog does not constitute medical advice. I am not a healthcare professional. Please consult your doctor before making any dietary changes.

Be sure to read the labels on any ingredients suggested. Sometimes manufacturers change ingredients, so please double check that the product is safe for your diet. If you are not sure that a recipe is safe for you or your family, I urge you to consult with your healthcare provider.

Kids’ DIY Christmas Tree Ornament

Kids’ DIY Christmas Tree Ornament

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Did you know according to the Guinness Book of World Records, “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby is the all-time best-selling Christmas/holiday single in the United States? Not only that, but they report, it’s also the best-selling single of all time. Moreover, it has estimated sales in excess of 50 million copies worldwide. Why am I telling you this? Well, it snowed here a couple of days ago so I succumbed to the pleas of my daughter to play some Christmas music. There’s just something about the tones of Bing and “White Christmas” to put me in that joyful Christmas mood.

Before you know it we’ll all dive into Christmas baking, crafting, decorating, and spreading of holiday cheer. I can’t wait!

Christmas Craft Time

Okay, I admit, my kids and I started out a little early this year making some Christmas tree ornaments. I wanted a project using only items I already had around the house so I didn’t have to make a special trip to Michael’s or Hobby Lobby or somewhere (I tend to spend lots of money at such places). Therefore, somewhere in my brain came up with a memory of a craft I did long ago in Girl Scouts. A craft made with simple, everyday items, which come together to make a nice ornament for the Christmas tree.

Can I tell you a little secret? What else do I like this project? Well, it occupies the children for quite awhile as they choose their Christmas card picture, glue on their toothpicks, and add decorations and the finishing touches. A kids’ DIY Christmas tree ornament.

Yes, I’ll say it. Even with the help they’ll need, you’ll have at least 15 minutes of free time. Fifteen minutes can be a lot to get your own tasks done. Namely, you can wrap three presents, prep dinner, or sit and have a mug of tea. Think about those long 2 weeks (or more!) off of school and all the things you’ll need to occupy the kids. To be sure, this is a fun, easy to set up craft the kids will be proud to put on the tree. Doesn’t that sound fabulous?

So give it a go. It can’t hurt can it? Do you use those toothpicks up in the cabinet for anything but testing the doneness of cakes? Therefore, make an awesome kids’ DIY Christmas tree ornament today!

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Kids’ DIY Christmas Tree Ornament

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament pin

First, gather your supplies. You’ll need:

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament supplies

Second, select the Christmas card and portion of it you would like to frame with toothpicks for the ornament. I suggest using a plastic plate to keep all the supplies from rolling away or hit by little elbows onto the floor. Then place one layer of toothpicks crossing each other around the portion of the card you wish to frame. You can use the little house shape I use on the cardinal ornament, a simple square, a star, or whatever your creative minds think up. Just be sure the toothpicks cross so you can glue them together.

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament card

Third, trace and cut out the shape from the Christmas card. I usually test the toothpicks at this point to make sure they fit where they’re supposed to. Trim the cutout as needed.

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament, card cutout

Toothpick Christmas craft time!

Fourth, start gluing your toothpicks. For the first, layer I glue the entire toothpick to anchor the toothpicks to the card piece. One at a time glue them all the way around your shape. This takes some patience, but if they’re interested, kids get the hang of it pretty quickly.

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament toothpicks start

For the last toothpick in the first layer, put a dot of glue on each toothpick it crosses and place the toothpick. As much as I’d like to use a glue stick for this project, we tried, but they just wouldn’t hold together. Regular or school glue is better for the craft, and be assured, it will drip. If you have a perfectionist like my daughter reassure them it’s fine. It happens. It will dry clear.

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament toothpicks 1

Next, go around the shape adding a second layer of toothpicks. These next steps can take some patience and time, but kids get incredibly excited when it’s finished and set to dry. Again, it may not be perfect or get knocked over. Don’t be discouraged! You can always piece it back together again!

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament, glue bottle

Slow and steady

Continue to add rows of toothpicks to your desired height for the frame. Personally, I like to do five layers of toothpicks, but it’s up to you and your creative kids. When the frame is built up, leave it to dry overnight or for several hours.

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament closeup finished toothpicks

Then, cut a piece of yarn or ribbon about 8-10 inches long to make the tree hanger.

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament yarn

Thread it through the toothpick layers near the base (card).

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornament, yarn threaded

After that’s complete you can tie the hanger and decorate! We used what we had in the house so there’s quite a mix of things. Together with glitter and bells, we used small colored puffballs, greenery from the tree outside, and more. Be creative! Use whatever you have or make that trip to the store and get some fun sparkly decorations. There you have it! An awesome kids’ DIY Christmas tree ornament.

Kids' DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments

A challenge for you

As a kid, I remember simple projects like this and just loving them. It was part of the holiday season to make and bake and give things away. Every year a group a group from our church would go sing Christmas carols for local nursing and retirement homes. We always brought gifts to share with the residents, and handmade ornaments like this were always well-received.

I challenge you. Try out this kids’ DIY Christmas tree ornament and make a few extras to give away. Furthermore, take them to a neighbor, a retirement home, or a friend and let the kids experience the joy of giving their time and a hand-made gift to someone who truly appreciates it. And listen to some Bing Crosby while you’re at it.

Happy Christmas crafting!

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