Monday, September 17, 2007

Cookies Anyone?

Sorry that my posts have been sporadic as of late; this school business was tougher than I thought it would be. I'm enjoying myself and the classes are actually interesting; but I've been studying like a mad woman, yo.

I took a break from studying for tomorrow's science test and baked some cookies for Miss Z and her brother. The recipe for these cookies comes from Special Diets for Special Kids, which is a wonderful cookbook for GFCF, kid-friendly cooking. The cookies have a delightfully chewy texture reminiscent of oatmeal cookies. They include puffed rice cereal, which is what gives it that lovely mouth-feel. I used Enjoy LIfe Foods Chocolate Chips for a bit of chocolatey flavor.

My kids really dug these cookies--Ayden ate four of them! I know, I know, bad mommy right? But I only fed him two; he managed to sneakily get hold of two more cookies on his own. Zoe was thrilled to see that the recipe made a large batch, so she knew there would be plenty to take to school. How many does the recipe make? Well that depends on how large you make them. I spooned them onto the baking sheets in generous tablespoonsful, and the recipe yielded 36 cookies.

Rice Puffies (recipe by Lisa Lewis)

1 cup GF flour

2/3 cup sugar

1 tsp. Xanthan Gum

1 egg

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/2 cup CF margarine

1 tsp. vanilla

3 cups puffed rice cereal

1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together dry ingredients. Cream margarine, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy, then beat in the egg. Stir in flour mixture, then cereal and chips. Spoon onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until light brown.


Annie said...

They certainly seem to be a big hit!

I made cupcakes here with Miss E this morning - hmm - just what my waistline needs - NOT! ;)

Lynn Barry said...

I like the idea of the crunch to them and your pic of MISS Z is fabulous.
Hang in there student. I went back at age 34 with three kids and it was HELL but worth it...oops...sorry I got carried away being blatantly honest. HUGS

Tales of a Diva Housewife said...

I don't think I've met a cookie I didn't love - I MUST try this recipe!

Attila The Mom said...

I'm with you on the studying thing...there just aren't enough hours in a day!

Love the pic!

Lynn Barry said...

I saw Jenny McCarthy promoting her book on autism...have you heard about it? HUGS

Flamenco Mom said...

Hi Annie, Lynn, Diva, and Attila! Thanks for the comments! I'm getting by as best I can with the school thing--so far so good.

Lynn, I have seen Jenny McCarthy on tv promoting her book. I was thinking of stopping by Barnes and Noble to have a look-see.

Hugs and Love to all!

J said...

Could you please let me know which brand of rice puffed cereal that you use for these cookies? They seem delicious; we are new to the diet and I'm still figuring out what products are GFCF. I have the Koala Krisp but they are chocolate.

Flamenco Mom said...

You can use any variety of puffed and/or crisped rice cereal. Most recently, I made these with Rice Twice, and the results were very good.