I am a baker. I love baking and my biggest fear when my daughter and I were diagnosed with Celiac Disease was that I would no longer be able to bake -- or bake anything that tasted good. After a few years without wheat flour, I can honestly say that I have overcome my fear and find gluten free baking to be almost (almost -- there are still some tricky bits) trouble free.
My mother-in-law makes Spritz cookies at Christmastime, so my husband was craving them. Since they are run through a cookie press, I knew the dough would have to be just right, so I was very excited to see a recipe for them in Jeanne Sauvage's new cookbook -- Gluten-free Baking for the Holidays. It's a lovely book and I highly recommend it! The cookies were delicious and had just the right texture.
I even made the chocolate sandwich variation she shows in the book and they were easy and delicious.
(Oh yeah, the trees are being decorated with purple sugar -- ha! That's how we roll here. Or more to the point, that's the only colored sugar I happened to have in the cabinet when the spirit moved us to make these.)