8 Gluten Free Baked Goods Recipes to Try on a Cozy Winter Day

Winter is the perfect time to try out these delicious recipes for gluten free baked goods featuring Schär favorites.

When cold winter weather starts to get you down, you can always warm up with a tasty baked treat. You don’t have to be a professional baker to whip up a lovely dessert, and you don’t have to miss out on all of your favorites just because you’re gluten free. With a few simple adjustments and the right gluten free staples from Schär, you can create safe and delicious versions of your favorite baked goods.

If you’re ready to try your hand at gluten free baking, throw on an apron and preheat the oven. Here’s a collection of simple gluten free recipes to try on a cozy winter day indoors.

Warm Up with Gluten Free Winter Goodies

Whether you’re feeling down or just tired of the cold, the winter can be a rough time of year. Spending an afternoon (or even just an hour) whipping up a tasty treat could be just the thing you need to brighten your spirits.

Try these gluten free baked goods to warm up on a cold winter day:

1. Peanut Butter Cookie Truffles

If you’re new to baking or just looking for a fun afternoon recipe to keep the kids busy on a snowy day, these peanut butter cookie truffles are perfect. Coat them in red and green melted candy and dust them with holiday sprinkles for a truly festive feel.

Servings: 16 to 18


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • ½ cup gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • Pinch salt
  • Schär Gluten Free Butter Cookies
  • 8 ounces vanilla flavored candy melts (colored)
  • Holiday-themed sprinkles


  1. Cream together the brown sugar, peanut butter, butter in a medium bowl until creamy.
  2. Beat in the gluten-free flour and salt, mixing well.
  3. Crush the Schär Gluten Free Butter Cookies and measure out ¾ cup.
  4. Fold the crushed cookies into the mixture and roll the dough into 1-inch balls.
  5. Place the cookie balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 2 hours.
  6. Melt the candy coating according to the directions on the package.
  7. Drop the truffles a few at a time into the melted candy, turning to coat.
  8. Transfer the truffles to a piece of waxed paper and immediately top with sprinkles.
  9. Repeat until all the truffles are coated then allow to set for 10 minutes.

2. 10-Minute Tiramisu

This classic Italian dessert can take all day to make if you want it to, but who has time for that? If you’re looking for a quick and cozy winter dessert, this 10-minute tiramisu is the ticket. The key to success is Schär’s Gluten Free Ladyfingers and a tablespoon of amaretto liqueur.

Servings: 6


  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon amaretto liqueur
  • 2 cups strongly brewed coffee, room temperature
  • 1 box Schär Gluten Free Ladyfingers
  • Cocoa powder, as needed


  1. Beat together the whipping cream, sugar, and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  2. Add the mascarpone cheese and amaretto then whip until stiff peaks form.
  3. Dip the Schär Gluten Free Ladyfingers into room temperature coffee then place them in an 8x8-inch pan to form a single layer.
  4. Spread half the whipped cream mixture over the cookies then repeat the layers.
  5. Smooth out the top layer of cream then dust with cocoa powder.
  6. Chill for 2 to 4 hours then coop to serve.

3. Mini Cheesecakes with Jam

Whether you’re prepping for a party or just whipping up a special desert for the family, these mini cheesecakes are sure to be a smash hit. Built on a buttery graham cracker crust and filled with creamy cheesecake, what makes these desserts so special is the fruit jam topping.

Servings: 9


  • Schär Gluten Free Honeygrams
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons fruit jam


  1. Crush the Schär Gluten Free Honeygrams into crumbs and measure out 2/3 cup.
  2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs with the melted butter, stirring well to combine.
  3. Spoon the mixture into 9 paper-lined muffin cups, gently pressing it down.
  4. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
  5. Add the egg then beat on low speed until just combined.
  6. Spoon the filling into the cups and bake for 15 minutes at 350°F until the centers are set.
  7. Cool the cheesecakes for 10 minutes in the pan then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Chill for at least 1 hour then spoon a teaspoon of your favorite fruit jam over each cheesecake.

4. Easy Ice Cream Pie with Shortbread Crust

When you need a last-minute dessert that’s sure to satisfy, you can’t go wrong with ice cream pie. All you need for this recipe is a box of Schär Gluten Free Butter Cookies, a little sugar and butter, and a carton of your favorite ice cream. Once the pie is set, it’s ready to serve!

Servings: 8 to 10



  1. Crush the Schär Gluten Free Butter Cookies into crumbs and measure out about 2 ¾ cups.
  2. Place the cookie crumbs in a large bowl and add the sugar and melted butter.
  3. Stir until well combined then press the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate.
  4. Chill the crust for and hour then prepare the ice cream.
  5. Let the ice cream thaw until it becomes soft enough to stir – spoon it into a large bowl.
  6. Stir in your desired mix-ins then spoon the mixture into the prepared crust.
  7. Smooth the top then freeze the pie until ready to serve.
  8. Top with whipped cream, if desired, just before serving.

5. Layered Lemon Dessert

Ladyfingers take a dessert from simple to extravagant because they look so elegant. This layered lemon dessert features gluten free ladyfingers with a creamy lemon filling chilled to perfection.

Servings: 12



  1. Line the bottom and sides of a greased 9-inch springform pan with Schär Gluten Free Ladyfingers, reserving 5 for the second layer.
  2. Beat the cream in a large bowl until stiff peaks form – set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese and lemon curd until smooth.
  4. Add the sugar then beat for 1 minute on medium speed.
  5. Fold in the whipped cream then spread half the mixture into the prepared pan.
  6. Top with the reserved ladyfingers in a spoked pattern then spread with the remaining cheese.
  7. Cover and chill overnight before slicing to serve.

6. Sweet Lime Tart

This tasty lime tart is just what you need to sweeten up a winter day. Made with a simple crust of Schär Gluten Free Honeygrams, this dessert is the perfect mixture of sweet and tart.

Servings: 12

Tart Ingredients:

  • Schär Gluten Free Honeygrams
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • ¼ cup ground almonds
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime zest

Topping Ingredients:

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F and grease a 9-inch tart pan.
  2. Crush the Schär Gluten Free Honeygrams into crumbs and measure out 1 ¼ cups.
  3. Stir together the graham cracker crumbs, butter, almonds, and sugar.
  4. Press the mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the tart crust to cool while you prepare the filling.
  6. Whisk together the egg yolks, milk, lime juice and zest in a large bowl.
  7. Pour the filling over the crust and bake for another 12 to 14 minutes until center is almost set.
  8. Cool the tart on a wire rack then chill for 2 hours.
  9. Beat the cream in a large bowl until it starts to thicken then beat in the sugar.
  10. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form then fold in the sour cream and lime zest.
  11. Spread the cream over the tart and garnish with lime wedges to serve.

7. Toffee Cheesecake Bars

The perfect dessert has a delicious combination of creamy texture and a hint of crunch. These toffee cheesecake bars are little bites of heavy and the recipe is surprisingly simple. Feel free to swap out the pecans for a chopped nut of your choice or go with mini chocolate chips for a different flavor.

Servings: 16


  • 2 ½ boxes Schär Gluten Free Butter Cookies
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup caramel
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup chopped toffee pieces


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 13x9-inch baking pan.
  2. Place the cookies in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs.
  3. Transfer the crumbs into a bowl and stir in the melted butter – set aside ¼ cup of the mixture.
  4. Press the remaining cookie mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 5 minutes.
  5. Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, caramel, flour, vanilla, and egg in a large mixing bowl on medium speed until well combined.
  6. Spread the mixture over the cookie crust in an even layer.
  7. Sprinkle with the reserved ¼ cup of the crumbled mixture along with the pecans and toffee pieces.
  8. Bake for another 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown then cool for 30 minutes.
  9. Chill in the pan for at least 2 hours then slice into bars to serve.

8. Winter White Chocolate Raspberry Tarts

Nothing brightens up a dull winter day like a sweet white chocolate raspberry tart. These mini tarts start with a buttery cookie crust and are topped with a creamy white chocolate mousse and fresh raspberries.




  1. Place the Schär Gluten Free Butter Cookies in a food processor and pulse into fine crumbs.
  2. Add the melted butter and stir until well combined.
  3. Divide the cookie mixture between 4 mini tart pans, pressing it into the bottom and sides.
  4. Chill the crusts for about 1 hour to set them.
  5. Whisk together the egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl.
  6. Bring ¼ cup of the cream to a simmer in a small saucepan then whisk in half the egg mixture.
  7. Drizzle the mixture from the saucepan into the remaining egg mixture while whisking.
  8. Pour it all back into the saucepan then cook until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  9. Place the chopped white chocolate in a bowl and pour the hot cream over it.
  10. Let the chocolate melt for 5 minutes without stirring – once it is melted, stir smooth.
  11. Beat the remaining 1 cup of cream to soft peaks in a large bowl.
  12. Fold half the whipped cream into the melted white chocolate then fold in the rest.
  13. Spoon the mousse into the tart pans and chill for an hour.
  14. Top with fresh raspberries to serve.


When you’re starting to struggle with the winter blues, baking a tasty dessert is the perfect remedy. These delicious treats are all gluten free and many of them can be made in under an hour with your Schär favorites!