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Friday, February 19, 2010

Easy Gluten-free Cookie Recipe

You visit for three reasons:
  1. The wit
  2. The profound insights
  3. My recipes

You don't come here for recipes?

Probably because I don't have many recipes and the few I do have I seldom share. But today, while trying to come up with something to blog about, I pulled out a peanut butter sugar cookie and started munching.

I Made This Cookie and I ate it too

Fun? Check.
Tasty? Check.
Easy to do? Check.
Homeschool related? Check.
Perfect blog fodder? Check.

These cookies take 20 minutes from start to finish. And I don't mean in the traditional cooking show way of: 20 minutes if you have everything prepping into those little bowls and the oven on and you don't need to look at the directions. I mean, 20 minutes from when you think, 'I think I'll make some cookies,' to when you can be munching. My kind of 20 minutes.

Step 1: Turn on your oven to 375°
Step 2: Mix 1cup peanut butter, 1cup sugar, 1tsp vanilla and 1 egg (a mixing machine makes this even easier)
Step 3: Form into balls on cookie sheet

Step 3b: (optional) Use fork to make pretty lines on cookies
Step 3c: (optional) Sprinkle sugar on top if a 1:1 ratio isn't good enough for ya
Step 4: Bake for 9 minutes
Step 5: Remove and let cool
Step 6: Eat a limited quantity ***this is the hardest part***

This is a great activity for the whole family (assuming you don't have a peanut sensitivity). You can discuss what happens when you heat sugar, the microbe-killing effect of cooking eggs, the importance of a healthy diet, displacement when force is applied to matter, and even the calming nature of a good snack. Chemistry, biology, dietetics, physics and sociology--not to mention cookies--in 20 minutes?

Not bad for a Friday afternoon.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father


Tammy said...

Really? That's all there is to that recipe? My oldest has been dx w/celiac disease and I always wish I had more options for him to nibble on when he comes home for a visit... GF options that don't cost an arm and a leg! I'll try these the next time! Thanks, Luke!

Tammy ~@~

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

It isn't egg free! Woodjie's allergic! I will have to eat his share. Sorry, Woodj. :)

Luke Holzmann said...

Happy to help, Tammy! Hope the cookies are a hit <smile>.

Mrs. C, the sacrifices you make for your children... it brings tears to my eyes <smile>. I do have a no-bake cookie recipe that doesn't include egg... maybe I'll post that another time.


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Luke Holzmann said...

I've never tried those cookies with almond butter, but I probably should someday. Good point, Cherish!



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