Our Adventures In Baking ~ Gluten-Free Vanilla Snowball Cookies

This year I made gluten-free versions of our favorite German Vanille Hoernchen or Vanilla Crescent cookies as Vanilla Snowball cookies instead ~ and they’re absolutely delicious!

We use a traditional German recipe for making our Vanille Hoernchen (just Google Vanille Hoernchen or Vanilla Crescents), and all we did was substitute Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Gluten Free Baking Flour for the regular flour called for in the recipe.  I used a small cookie scoop to make 48, 2″ cookies and carefully coated them in a bowl of powdered sugar while still warm.

With a fresh dusting of powdered sugar when served, my vanilla snowballs will be ‘picture perfect’ Christmas treats ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂

Our Adventures in Baking ~ Vanillehörnchen or Vanilla Crescent Cookies

Another one of our favorite German Christmas cookies that my wife makes every year, is Vanillehörnchen or Vanilla Crescent Cookies. My mother used to make a similar cookie when I was growing up in the shape of little snowballs, but however they’re shaped, they’re delicious! 🙂

You can easily find a quality German recipe online for Vanillehörnchen in English, or an American recipe for Vanilla Crescents in a simple search.  Either way you go, you’re bound to find a recipe that works for you.  That’s the wonder of the internet, that anything you need to know is a simple search away.

My wife’s Vanillehörnchen recipe is from the baking book she made years ago of her family’s recipes in Germany.  Here’s a gallery of photos from my wife’s Vanillehörnchen baking process from the other day ~ enjoy! ☼ 🙂