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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

anti-recipe #68 amazingly tasty gluten-free snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles. As in the cookie. What is up with that name anyway?

Cinnamon cookies. Better.


So, we have made these a few times now and I have to say they are nearly the best cookie in my (limited) repertoire (limited meaning peanut butter cookies which never turn out right, and chocolate chip cookies which I occasionally ruin by trying to make too healthy. Do you do that too? Little man has taken to asking me, when we embark on chocolate chip cookies, "now mom, do it like the package says, okay??" HA. poor guy.)

In any case.

They are really good.

And yes, gluten free, and they could be grain free too if you went with all almond meal/flour.

And here is how to do it.

Preheat the oven to 350.

The recipe I was (kinda sorta) following said to use parchment paper. I didn't. Because I am lazy. But I did use stoneware, maybe that helped.

1/2 cup of butter (did I use that? Not sure. I guessed because I have a big block of butter that I chopped off of) and 1/4 cup coconut oil.

(Pause while I jump up to investigate very suspicious scratching of pencil on walls noises, only to discover, yes indeed, a lifesize portrait of baby dear is now scratched on the wall. Look! my legs! my mouth! Where is the eyes? I say. Not draw eyes yet mama, and now I SAD. HA HA HA)

Add 1/2 up of white sugar and 1/4 cup of brown sugar. (Did I use this as a lesson in doing fractions? yes of course! Per good homeschooling mom rules!!)

Now two eggs, 2 tsp vanilla. Cream these things. Add in 3/4 tsp salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Now three cups of flour. So I used about two cup of almond meal (you can find it super cheap at Trader Joes!) and 1 cup of my trusty gluten free flour mix by Namaste Flour (something like this).

Now mix.

Now, if you have crabby cookie demanding children begging at your knees you can bake some, right off the bat. Otherwise its best to refrigerate for at least an hour to firm it up a bit.

Okay. An hour later (hopefully you didn't leave your stove on for an hour) now take 1/2 cup sugar, or so, and a few dashes of cinnamon and mix in a bowl. My kids were begging to do this part. I didn't let them. Ball up spoonfulls of dough, roll in the mixture, and then smash flat onto a baking stone.

This batch made a few dozen cookies.

See how long they last. HA.

Now seriously. Go try them.

Also. It has been snowing on and off for two days. And I am officially okay with it, since it is December, and the dead grass was getting boring to look at out the window. Here are some obligatory play in the snow pics.

Also. Its Saint Nicholas Day on Friday. (I will post on this tomorrow.) We've been having fun reading about Saint Nicholas, the real person, for our language arts this week.

Also. We did a Jesse Tree this year. I will post on this tomorrow too. Have you done it?

Also.  I didn't hit 50,000 words with my NaNoWriMo book project. But I did hit 30,000 words. And I am still writing. And I still love it. YAY.

Okay. No more alsos.

Baby dear is now asleep in my arms. At 5 o'clock. CRAP.

But, I have good cookies to stay up and eat so, YAY me.



cozy snowy baking day scene


cant we taste it??? dad lets us!!!


cooling snickerdoodles and cozy siblings playing on the ipad

there was a little girl, who had a little curl...

we like eating snow, they say. you are weird, I say.

they were all such cute pics I had to do all three. STACY do you recognize this scarf??? Totally mine from
when I was little!!

oh white are pretty at least...


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