Senza Gluten Cookies: 7 last minute gluten free treats to gift and eat this Christmas

Kelsey Chapman
Wednesday 16 December 2020 13:47
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The name Senza Gluten says it all: the NYC-based bakery creates delicious treats in a traditional Italian style, but takes out the gluten so those with certain restrictions are still welcome. 

“We understand that dining out can be challenging for individuals with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance,” the company states on their website. “We believe everyone deserves a safe environment to enjoy delicious food without worry. Our restaurant and bakery are 100% gluten free, and we are happy to accommodate other food intolerances and allergies.”

Senza Gluten’s chef and owner JemikoL. Solo personally packs and ships freshly baked treats across the country to hungry customers who want to enjoy seasonal treats without the tummy ache, but time is running out to get your orders in the ensure a prompt, pre-Christmas delivery. To help with that, we’ve chosen seven of our favorite options up for grabs so you can get those orders in quickly and enjoy the miraculous treats just in time for the 25th–the deadline for holiday orders is Sunday, December 20th. 

Whether you enjoy the tradition of a chocolate chip or sugar cookie, or you prefer the buttery sweetness of shortbread, Senza Gluten has you and your family’s dietary needs covered. Keep reading to find a tempting assortment to snatch up now. 

Dairy Free Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Mini Cookies 6oz.

Crinkle cookies are a holiday staple that came about in the first half of the 20th century after being invented by Minnesota baker Helen Fredell according to Betty Crocker’s 1957 book Cooky Carnival. They feature a crisp, crackled outer layer coated in powdered sugar while the middle retains a thick, fudgy texture. 

Senza Gluten has updated the Christmas classic by removing the gluten and dairy from the recipe so those with intolerances or dietary restrictions can still enjoy. The ingredient list is fairly short and consists of healthier-than-usual options like non-GMO cornstarch, white rice flour, brown rice flour, tapioca flour, and bittersweet chocolate. 

For every $7.95 package you order, you’ll receive six or seven cookies based (whichever adds up to the six ounce weight), and the bakery suggests microwaving them for 10 to 15 seconds until the center warms. 

Gluten Free Shortbread Butter Mini Cookies 6oz.

Another certified gluten free holiday favorite available from Senza Gluten is their sweet, buttery shortbread. 

Originating from 18th century Scotland and based on the Pagan tradition of yule cakes, shortbread is a sweet, hard biscuit known to melt in your mouth from the first bite onward. Senza Gluten’s promises to do exactly that by using unsalted butter, vanilla, lemon zest, and a handful of other healthier ingredients than the traditional recipe might provide. 

Like the crinkles, you’ll get six ounces of cookie (six or seven of the heavenly bites) for $7.75. 

Gluten Free Pecan Snowball Mini Cookies 6oz.

If your mouth isn’t already watering to try some of Senza Gluten’s delectable offerings, take a peek at this melt-in-your-mouth pecan snowballs. 

Delicate, crunchy layers of toasted nuts shaped perfectly into little mounds topped with enough powdered sugar to choke an elf? Sign us up. Potato starch and brown rice flour are too of the ingredients that help the bakery remove the gluten, so enjoy without worry if the wheat protein is your dietary enemy. 

Gluten Free Classic Sugar Mini Cookies 6oz.

These simple, traditional sugar cookies look straight from Grandma’s oven with their delightful star and tree shapes, adorned with festive sprinkles to bring the cheer of the season straight to your table. Enjoy a few yourself, then help your little ones leave some out for Santa so he’ll have a tasty and gluten free treat to enjoy as he slides down the chimney once more this year. 

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies 6oz.

The undisputed king of cookies is the beloved chocolate chip with its perfect simplicity and the nostalgic, cozy feeling it evokes when eaten warm. 

Microwave for 10 seconds and indulge in a few of these GF minis with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve just before bedtime to ensure you and your family sleep soundly with visions of sugar plums (and chocolate chips) dance joyfully in your dreams. Like the others, you’ll get six ounces of cookies, but we suggest snagging at least double that amount to ensure your cravings are fulfilled. 

Assorted Cookie Gift Basket - 28oz.

Why be choosy when you can have it all? Try the chocolate chip mini cookies, pecan snowballs, chocolate crinkle mini cookies, and more with this stunning 28oz. selection for just $34. 

Gluten Free Ginger Men Cookies 6oz.

You can’t go wrong with these festive little fellas, from their adorably crooked smiles to a flavorful blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Arrange them on a festive tray of goodies to bring some delicious, cute-as-a-button cheer to your table this Christmas. 

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