3 Logs a burning, 2 holidays a comin’, and a cinnamon shortbread treat…Happy Sunday everyone, and let’s celebrate the Best Holiday Desserts! It’s finally that time of the year for the holidays, and I don’t know about you, but I am in desperate need of them. Being an American has been a whiplash filled ride for the past couple months where politics has driven our conversation and lives. So thank God that we have finally hit holiday season, a season filled with giving, selflessness, and loving thy neighbors, thy friends, thy family. And one thing I love about the Sunday Supper family is that we’ve been working for years to bring families together at the dinner table with recipes inspired by memories and loved ones. Sunday Supper holiday events are always my way of jump starting the holidays and celebrating them with my loved ones in the virtual world.
I always love my regular staple holiday desserts such as pumpkin pie, chocolate mousse, and others. But each year I like to start experimenting with new holiday recipes, and that’s where my gluten free cinnamon shortbread bars come from. It seems each year that more and more Friendsgivings and Holiday parties are popping up. So this year I wanted to create a recipe that would be easy to take to potluck events without worrying about bringing back any dishes. Because admit it, everyone’s made the mistake at least once of bringing a nice dish to a potluck only to forget it or awkwardly find another plate to put the leftovers onto. Well no worry, these cinnamon shortbread bars are perfect to make in those disposable baking dishes you can find at the grocery store.
- 2 cups butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 cup sweet rice flour
- 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour
- 1/2 cup tapioca starch
- 1/2 cup potato starch
- 1 tsp guar gum
- 1/2 cup corn starch
- 3 spoonfuls sugar
- 2 spoonfuls cinnamon
- 8oz Mascarpone cheese
- 2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- Walnut Pieces (Optional)
- Preheat the oven to 325F.
- Whip the butter and sugar until the butter is light and fluffy. Add the flours, gum, salt, and starches, then beat until a dough is formed.
- Spread into a 13x9 ungreased pan and sprinkle with the spoonfuls of cinnamon and sugar. Poke the top of the dough with a fork, and bake for 40 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool completely.
- Whip the cheese, 2 cup sugar, 1 tbsp cinnamon together, and spread over top the cookies.
- Serve with walnut pieces as an optional topping.
I’ve had tons of fun hosting this week’s Best Holiday Desserts event, be sure to check out all the recipes down below!
Bars and Cookies
- Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Clementine Cake with Cranberry Glaze by Caroline’s Cooking
- Coconut Pecan Cake with Coconut Rum Frosting by The Chef Next Door
- Coconut Syrup Cake by Palatable Pastime
- Japanese Sugar Plum Fairy Cupcakes by NinjaBaker.com
- Moms Texas Sheet Cake by My Life Cookbook
- Rave Review Coconut Cake by Family Around The Table
- Salted Caramel Mocha Bundt Cake by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Salted Caramel Pretzel Cupcakes by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spiked Chocolate Eggnog Cake by The Crumby Cupcake
- Raspberry Cheesecake by Mindy’s Cooking Obsession
- White Chocolate Cranberry Cheesecake by Baking Sense
- Pumpkin Patch Cocktail by Wholistic Woman
- Black Bottom Oatmeal Pie by This is How I Cook
- Butterscotch Pecan Pie by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Perfect Plum Pie from Art of the Pie #Giveaway by Sunday Supper Movement
- Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Frosting by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Pumpkin Spice Mochi by Cricket’s Confections
- Purple Yam-Ube Blueberry Tart by Asian in America
- Swedish Apple Pie Cups with Date Caramel Sauce by Simple and Savory
Puddings and Creams
- Arroz Con Leche with Coconut and Cheese by Basic N Delicious
- Cranberry Apple Croissant Bread Pudding by The Freshman Cook
- Holiday Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce by The Hungry Goddess
- Rauhreif – German Apple Dessert by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
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