I seem to be on a nut-free cut-out cookie kick these days. Maybe it’s Valentine’s Day. Or maybe it’s knowing that my mother-in-law, who is allergic to nuts, will be visiting this spring and I want to have yummy options for her. Either way, here is another nut-free cut-out cookie recipe for you! These cookies have a lovely flavor on their own and don’t really need the frosting (but boy, are they ever yummy with the frosting! and pretty too!). Freeze-dried Strawberries are getting easier and easier to find in stores (I typically buy them at Trader Joes because it’s a great portable snack for the kids). Make sure you check the ingredients on your rum extract to make sure there are no wheat ingredients.
Note: White chocolate chips are very difficult to find without at least some milk ingredients. Two brands to look for are Lieber’s Decorating Chips and VeganSweets White Chocolate Chips. Both of these are available relatively inexpensively online. Another option is to buy pure cocoa butter and make your own white chocolate (check out this cookie recipe for directions, you’ll probably want to triple or quadruple the batch).