September 24, 2018 1 Comment
June 4, 2018 Leave a comment
Yesterday I mentioned that I was trying something different. I love Elana Amsterdam‘s recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies, only I make it with coconut oil instead of grapeseed oil and maple syrup (the good stuff!) in lieu of agave because I hate agave. But everything else is the same, unless I sub out a handful of the almond flour for coconut flour. This makes more of a dense, soft cookie that doesn’t spread when baked.
I’m the kind of person who usually wants something sweet after dinner, and chocolate should be involved somehow. When I don’t have a healthier alternative, I eat junk. I decided to stop buying junk earlier this year, so I make this recipe all the time.
While eating these cookies, I get ideas. Such as, what would they be like as a crust? Could I make them bigger and really thin, then shape/roll them like brandy snaps? How would they do sandwiched together with chocolate ganache or some other kind of filling? And so on.
Instead of just making more chocolate chip cookies, yesterday I decided to see if I could bake the dough as one big rectangle and make bar cookies out of it. Read More »
May 25, 2018 2 Comments
These chocolate chunk cookies are so simple to make and decidedly less involved than many gluten-free baking recipes. They bake up thin, crispy, and perfectly chewy. These cookies contain no flour or starches, which means they are lower in carbohydrates and, since they are made with cashew butter, are loaded with protein. And, should you choose to use dark chocolate, they’re also dairy-free. As always, be vigilant and check labels — especially when purchasing chocolate, as some contain wheat and gluten.
Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies
(Makes 8-12 Small Cookies) Read More »
May 4, 2018 Leave a comment
Craving something yummy? Try these four gluten-free cookie recipes this weekend!
These gingersnaps are full of flavor.
They’re chewy, moist, and have a crackly top, as any gingersnap should.
If you don’t like your gingersnaps chewy, no worries, just bake them a bit longer and they’ll crisp up perfectly!
Gosh, those cookies were good. Rrr… I mean it was a great bonding experience.
It seemed like Auntie Lesley always had a fresh batch in the jar just waiting for my sister and me. They were doughy, and melty, and buttery…
When my Mom would ask my sister and me why we liked Auntie Lesley’s cookies over her own, we’d always say “but Mom, they’re not cookies. They’re pie crust balls with chocolate chips. They cannot be compared!”
I followed the advice of one of my readers, Kristi, and made the crispy treats using Fruity Pebbles
(I’ve also made them with the cocoa pebbles and both are awesome!).
Before making these I called Post to double-check that these two cereals were in fact gluten-free and was assured that they were gluten-free.
Try them today. You’ll love them!
These light (and no, not in the fat content sense), buttery, sweet little wafers will melt in your mouth.
Plus, shortbread is perfect for making gluten free because it’s supposed to be a little crumbly.
I don’t even bother making wheat shortbread cookies anymore because everyone likes these just as much, if not more.
December 4, 2017 Leave a comment
I tend to over think blogging so my intent is to be short and sweet (good luck to me). Many years ago, I had a recipe for Lemon Almond Cookies. I had copied it from a magazine (specifically from Gourmet, Feb 1990) and kept it all of these years. It is hand written on a recipe card; I added my own interpretation and instructions. At Christmas, I always made these delicious, sweet and crisp cookies.
I’m not sure of the last time I made them but in recent years, with a gluten-free diet, I haven’t even attempted them. This year, I just couldn’t take it and decided to Read More »
September 28, 2017 7 Comments
Fall is here and that means pumpkins are starting to appear on your neighbor’s door step and in grocery stores, which is the universal signal to start carving and cooking pumpkin. Why is it most of us tend to cook with pumpkin only around Halloween and Thanksgiving? Pumpkin is loaded with vitamin A, fiber and it is low in calories, so we should find ways to work it into our diet throughout the year.
Pumpkin is very versatile to cook with, so it can be used in both sweet and savory recipes. This Examiner did a little research for gluten-free pumpkin recipes and was amazed at all of the drool-worthy recipes we found. Listed below are just a fraction of the gluten-free pumpkin recipes available online.
What is your favorite way to cook with pumpkin?
Pumpkin – General Recipes
September 23, 2017 Leave a comment
What makes these gluten-free cookies so good? They are moist and delicious and taste like brownies! But what really sets this recipe apart is the small amount of flour, sugar and butter called for, especially compared to most cookie recipes.
Based on a recipe for “Chocolate Truffle Cookies with Sea Salt” from Ghirardelli Chocolates, our recipe calls for a healthy measure of chopped walnuts and we’ve omitted the additional sea salt called for in Ghirardelli’s original recipe.
After baking be sure to let the cookies cool on the baking sheets for at least 10 minutes before using a spatula to remove them to a wire rack. Place the cooled cookies in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for an extra chewy brownie-like texture and Read More »
September 8, 2017 Leave a comment
If you are looking for something simple yet tasty to whip up for a snack – try out this “Forgotten” chocolate chip cookie recipe!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
2 egg whites
¼ teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sugar
1 teas. Vanilla
small 6 oz. mini chips
2 drops of food color (any color – green is festive!)
1. Preheat oven to 375°
2. Add two egg whites into average size mixing bowl and Read More »
July 16, 2017 Leave a comment
I have tended not to use coconut products as my primary cookie eater isn’t really a fan. However, in an aberrant moment I bought several bags of coconut flour in with my order of brown rice flour, so I need to start using it. I also had a jar of Read More »
December 23, 2016 Leave a comment
For Christmas this year I received a Pizzelles maker. I was beyond excited because I have wanted one of these for years. Pizzelles are by far one of my favorite “cookies” in the world. I can remember being little and my Grandma Lu would always make these for the holidays. Read More »