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Gluten Free Icing and Sprinkles?

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Hey all, 

So my friends are throwing a cookie making party next week (didnt even know that was a thing!). I got my sugar cookie mix and my gluten free frosting, but does anyone know of any store bought brands of sprinkles and/or icing that is certified gluten free? I've read stories of people being gluten'd by sprinkles so I wanna be sure with this. 

 

Thanks!

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If you do not get a response (I do not use sprinkles), consider jelly bellies, raisins, nuts, chopped peppermint, colored coarse sugar (you can do yourself), etc.  

But here is my concern.  As a person with celiac disease, I  bake gluten-free in my gluten-free house using gluten-free dedicated bowls, pans, potholders, etc.  I do attend cookie making at my SIL's house.  Her kitchen is huge.  I sit in the next room (it is open) and watch my family make cookies.  I do nothing!  I sit, talk and eat my gluten-free food.  I bring gluten-free goodies to share and to make sure the rest of my family is not left out (that would be my hubby).     I do not help clean up and I make sure that I am not inhaling wheat flour (the danger is swallowing it).   The a/c is not on (yeah, we live in California), so nothing is be swept up and distributed around the rest of the house.  I make sure I wash my hands before eating and never touch my face while I am there.  

Overall, I have a great time and hubby and I are safe.  

Have fun, but be safe.

 


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I have never seen a "sprinkle" with gluten.   The amount of gluten you would get from the other people's flour , etc would be much more significant.  If that doesn't bother you, why worry about the teeny tiny bit that might, but probably isn't, in a few little sprinkles?


 

 

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Thanks everyone! I was planning on bringing my own pan, bowl, cookie cutters, etc for my batch, but I think you're right there is still a risk of cross contamination. Maybe I'll just make mine at home and just watch everyone else do their thing. 

 

So Karen you're saying I shouldnt worry about sprinkles. What about icing? I wanted to get green and red icing to make xmas cookies. Betty Crocker now lists their frostings as gluten free and even indicate it on their packaging, however they don't do this for their icing which makes me concerned. Thanks!

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I just meant - that if you are going to majorly cc your cookies - what difference could it make?

 

If you are able to keep them gluten-free, then just read the ingredients.  I have used different brands and never found any with gluten.  As for "icing", I would read the ingredients or make my own.  But it is hard to get a good red on your own.  Can you link us to the product and we can see what it is?

 

Adding - do you mean this?  I have used this before and would again if I needed it.

 

http://www.bettycrocker.com/products/dessert-decorating-products/decorating-icing/betty-crocker-green-decorating-icing

Edited by kareng
adding info

 

 

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The thing is, even if you make your cookies at home and keep them covered, you will be in a room full of flour dust in the air while others are baking. Unless you wear respirator while you're there you WILL get flour dust in the back of your throat and you WILL swallow it. If it were me I would sadly have to pass. There will be other holiday events to attend.


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2 hours ago, kareng said:

Adding - do you mean this?  I have used this before and would again if I needed it.

 

http://www.bettycrocker.com/products/dessert-decorating-products/decorating-icing/betty-crocker-green-decorating-icing

Yep that's it! Glad to hear you didnt have any issues with it, I'll be sure to pick it up at my market this weekend : )

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42 minutes ago, manoverboard365 said:

Yep that's it! Glad to hear you didnt have any issues with it, I'll be sure to pick it up at my market this weekend : )

Read the ingredients!  They were fine last time I used them.! But that has been a couple of years.  The on line ingredients looked ok.  Just make sure that is still the ingredients listed


 

 

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