Tuesday, May 08, 2007

UFO Cookies

This recipe could still use a little tweaking, but I'm not sure how and it's nice enough as it is.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl (or electric mixer's bowl) combine:
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 1 cup brown sugar (not packed)
  • 1 cup yogurt, nonfat vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 3 cups gluten-free flour mix
  • 2 teaspoons xanthan gum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
Give the dry ingredients a stir with the teaspoon you are holding, to distribute the xanthan gum into the flour mix before it gets wet. Then mix everything well.

Put rows of small cookies on a greased cookie sheet (or cookie sheet with a silicon mat). On each cookie put one Trader Joe's "UFO" chocolate mint. Your cookies should be small: just enough to make a little ring of dough around the mints as you press them down.

Bake on a for 15-17 minutes, until the bottoms are browned.

(The recipe also works as a bar cookie, if you melt the "UFO" mints with some heavy cream in the microwave and drizzle that on the top.)