Gluten-Free Holiday Bliss Cookie Bars

Gluten-Free Holiday Bliss Cookie Bars

Using a basic cookie recipe, I revised it to be gluten-free and instead of the soft cake-like texture that Starbucks® Cranberry Bliss Bars have, these have a chewy, cookie-like texture. Also, I reduced the sugar so they're not quite so sweet.
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  • Serves: 48 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter a 9x13-inch pan.
  2. Step 2

    Beat butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, cinnamon, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth.
  3. Step 3

    Stir flour, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum together in a separate bowl. Stir 1/2 of the flour mixture into the egg mixture; mix well. Stir in remaining flour mixture, along with white chocolate chips and coconut. Mix well. Press into the prepared pan.
  4. Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until the edges start to brown, about 23 minutes. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  5. Step 5

    Frost with cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with cranberry bits. Cut into 48 triangles.