Thursday, December 3, 2009

The weather was not the best, so I mixed up another batch of cookie dough to freeze.

Today, the weather is reminding us that Winter is only a few days away.  It isn't really that cold, just too cold to wear a light jacket and not cold enough to wear the long down coat. I guess I am missing seeing a good snow by this time of year. 

So here's a little preview.
If the final lawn work is not complete, it may be a little late to get started. 
If the Holiday lights aren't up, plan on dealing with frosty noses and chilly fingers.
Well, at least I don't have to deal with this going to work during the Winter.

I suppose I should show you what type of cookies I made and if they were any good!

Gluten Free Double Peanut Nutter Butter Cookies
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup Blue Bonnet margarine
1 egg
1 cup sorghum flour
1/8 cup chickpea flour
1/8 cup sweet rice flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ginger, ground
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1 cup peanut butter chips
Granulated sugar to roll cookie balls in

1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, peanut butter, butter and egg with electric mixer  until fluffy.  Combine the gluten free flour mix, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger and salt in a container and shake to combine thoroughly.  Add the flour mixture to the butter/sugar mixture until just blended.  Stir in chopped peanuts and peanut butter chips.
2. Shape dough into 45 balls(about 1 inch). Roll balls (or dip one side) into granulated sugar. Place balls on parchment papered cookie sheet with a sugared side up.  This will give the cookie a cracked look.   Do not flatten or press with fork.
3. Bake cookies 10 to 11 minutes or until light brown and cookies have cracked. Cool about a minute on cookie sheet.  Lift with a lifter to another cooled sheet to finish cooling.

Makes 45  2-inch cookies
Nutrition (calculated from recipe ingredients)
Calories: 104

Calories From Fat: 51
Total Fat: 6.1g
Cholesterol: 10.1mg
Sodium: 76.8mg
Potassium: 46.8mg
Carbohydrates: 11.7g
Fiber: <1g
Sugar: 5.7g
Protein: 2.1g
This cookie is very close to 'normal' cookies - the ones with all that gluten! It is not brittle even when warm.  It is a soft cookie.
No gum was needed, because peanut butter takes on the 'glue or binder' effect.

1 comment:

  1. I know it's December, but I'm not ready for the snow. It's pretty to look at, but I dread driving in it. Your cookies look awesome! I'm going to start with cookies tonight.