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Gluten-free Recipes: Make These Holiday Hits at Home

Nov 30, 2021 ● By Tiffany Hinton

Photo Credits Emily Cummings

This time of the year, celebrating is top of mind for many of us. From the traditional Christmas to Hanukkah to the Winter Solstice, there are many times to celebrate and enjoy with friends and family. The tradition of decorating with pine and utilizing pine around the winter solstice is thousands of years old. Pine is associated with bringing energy, bestowing blessings and helping ensure safety for all. What better way to include pine than by including herbs from the mint family, where pines live, into the food and beverages we share with family and friends.

There is a wide variety of herbs in the mint family which have been shown to help ease headaches and aid in digestion. These two benefits alone are perfect for the holiday season, especially will all the extra holiday treats and activity filling our days.

Photo Credit Emily Cummings

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Lemon Balm and Lavender Mocktail
yield: one serving
¼ cup mineral water
¼ cup lemonade
4 lemon balm leaves
1 Holistik stress STIK
Muddle lemon balm leaves in the bottom of martini glass. Pour in lemonade and mineral water. Pour in Holistik stress powder and stir to combine. Enjoy the peace of the afternoon in style.

Photo Credit Emily Cummings

Gluten-Free Mint Chocolate Crinkles

yield: two dozen cookies
½ cup powdered sugar
1⅔ cup gluten free flour
½ cup cocoa powder
1½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 stick butter
cup infused
    mint sugar
2 eggs
½ tsp vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper. Put the powdered sugar in a small bowl. In a medium bowl, mix together the baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer, beat butter and mint infused sugar on medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides with a spatula. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat on medium until well blended. Add flour mixture and mix on low until blended.

Using a tablespoon or cookie scoop form a round ball of dough. Roll in powdered sugar until covered and place on a prepared baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the cookies are crackled and puffy. Remove from the oven and allow to sit on the baking sheet for 15 minutes. Move to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
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