2 years ago
Friday, February 6, 2009
Live and Eat ... My Cookies
It's no joke. I finally perfected my gluten-free cookie recipe. This has been my latest quest.
Last night I was invited to a friend's apartment for a gourmet, home-cooked meal. She said she had been cooking since Tuesday (it was Thursday night). So I was all, "Dang. I better bring a faboo dessert".
*Note: I did not say sugar free, fat free or calorie free. These cookies are healthier but that doesn't mean that you can lose control of yourself in their presence. They do not fight the flu, they do not help you lose inches from your waistline, they will not improve your digestion... but they do taste damn good. So eat 2 or 3 of them, not 12 or 13. Mindfulness, people.
So, without further ado, I am pleased to present:
MY COOKIES (Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Oatmeal)
1 and 1/2 cups gluten free all purpose flour (I like Arrowhead Mills)
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 and 1/2 sticks of UNSALTED butter
1/4 cup peanut butter (I used natural with no added salt or sweetener)
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup turbinado sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 bag of dark chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine the butter, peanut butter, brown sugar and turbinado sugar until smooth (you can use your mixer... I didn't... I used my huge muscles). Then add eggs and vanilla and mix until smooth.
4. Combine the flour mix and the wet mix together, then stir in the oats and chocolate chips. Refrigerate the dough for 10 mins to 6 hours.
5. Drop by Tbsp-fuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet, 3 inches apart. Bake 13-15 mins until golden on the edges and soft on top.
* You can freeze some of the dough. Just roll it into balls and put them in the freezer on a cookie sheet until they are solid enough to be put into a ziploc bag.