Sunday, May 07, 2006

Spice Cookies

Our peanut butter cookies are nice, but what about a gluten-free dough that does not rely on peanut butter for its consistency?

This recipe has a lot of extras. If you wish, you can remove the chocolate chips, dried fruit, or nuts.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Add to a large bowl:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup nonfat yogurt (we use vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups brown sugar (not packed)
  • 4 cups gluten-free flour mix
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans (or other chopped nuts)
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup flax seed meal
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp xanthan gum
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon, scant
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
When adding the dry ingredients, make sure then xanthan gum does not get wet until you really start mixing.

Mix well.

Tablespoon-sized cookies will bake for 13-15 minutes, until edges begin to darken. The cookies do not spread much when baking, so this recipe is good for making fun shapes.

The recipe also works for bar cookies, for which baking time will very based upon thickness.