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Happily married as of 09/08. Mommy to two fun, active, adorable boys, affectionately dubbed A and Z. Mommy of three fuzzy children- Sephiroth, Malificent and Xemnas.

Author of the upcoming Stones of Terrene series. 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Adventures

So, as my little tiny icon picture suggests, I like chocolate chip cookies. But with a no sugar, no dairy and no wheat diet, you'd think I couldn't ever have any. Wrong.

I have been most stubbornly against the idea of surviving the next 90 days without any cookies of any type. And I have found a recipe that will suffice quite well for when I need that cookie fix. Granted, it's not true chocolate chips, it's homemade carob pieces. (carob chips have corn syrup and/or cane sugar in them, mind you) But even with carob pieces, they are still cookie enough for me. And they are yummy too! I want to experiment a bit more with them, try to make them a tiny iota less cakey, but oooohh are they good as is! Huzzah!

The only "problem" with these cookies are these aren't cookies that you can just whip up some dough and toss it in the oven. No, these need to be premeditated yumminess. Once the dough is made, it needs to be fridged for AT LEAST 36 hours. That's right. Thirty six hours, a day and a half. So pre-plan when you'll want the cookies. I made the dough Friday night, so it'd be technically ready Sunday morning. I wanted it ready then, so after church we could come and make cookies. ^_^

We actually went out to eat for lunch today. It wasn't our original plan, but when at church, one of the ladies mentioned that Red Robin typically has a separate frier for french fries for celiac's. *WOO HOO!* So we went there to check it out. They have a gluten free menu that they need to print for each customer-so we got one printed for me. I decided that I was actually craving a burger more than anything, so protein burger was my pick. It was only a burger patty with onions, ketchup and a lettuce wrap. It was rather good-considering it had no bun. And I had to get fries, of course. (We drove by Wholefoods and picked up a sugar-free ketchup that I could use)

You can see the ketchup in the background...such amazing fries!

TBG got a whiskey river BBQ hamburger...the BBQ smelled good, but I also just bought a bottle of BBQ sauce, and I'll need to try that out sometime soon. ^_^ Maybe I'll do BBQ chicken or steak later this week....

It was so good to have that hamburger...we walked through the mall for a bit, and then decided to head home. Upon arriving at home, I turned on that oven, and got prepared for some hopeful delights.

The smell wafting through the house was sign enough that something was right. Once I brought them out of the oven and cooled them, it was time for the test. And it was AMAZING! I'm so excited! Now for the best part-sharing the recipe! Any suggestions for altering them to make them slightly less cakey is appreciated.

Carob chip cookies

1 cup sorghum flour
1 cup tapioca flour
1 cup potato starch
1 cup amaranth flour
1 TBSP xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
3/4 cup + 2 TBSP maple syrup
3/4 cup + 3 TBSP honey
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract

How to make yummy:
  1. Sift all dry ingredients, first separately, and then together.
  2. Cream together butter, honey and maple syrup until just combined and then 1 minute more. Add 1 egg at a time, mixing fully each time. Add vanilla, mix just barely.
  3. Sift the dry ingredients into the wet mixture. Add carob chips/chocolate chips. Gently stir in by hand.
  4. Pour batter into ziploc bags and fridge for 36 hours minimum.
  5. 36 hours later, roll large dough balls-about a golf ball size-onto ungreased cookie sheet. (With my cookie sheet, I get about 6 cookies per sheet) Bake at 350 for 18 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before transferring onto cooling rack. Enjoy!
I only made 6, but we ate 3 before I took the picture

Each cookie is roughly 130 calories of yummy delight!

2 comments:

  1. First of all...I love, love, LOVE Red Robin. There is one right next to my store and I think I was there every day last week for lunch (I get the grilled cheese and apples from the kid's menu). Second, your cookies sound yummy but reading the ingredients cracks me up. I don't think I can even pronounce some of those names. :/

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  2. Eggs are usually responsible for cakeyness. I'd try using one egg instead of two. Congrats on finding all these great recipes you can use! I don't think I could work that hard at it, but then cooking is not one of my gifts, ha ha!

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