Friday, October 7, 2011
quick and easy gluten free peanut butter m&m cookies
This week has been an incredible roller coaster week for us! Anyone else out there feeling like they're driving faster than the speed limit right now???
Last weekend I took a cooking class. There are two things that I can not master (whaaaaa) and that is gluten free pizza dough and chocolate cake. I can't tell you how many batches of chocolate cupcakes have ended up in the trash bin. I don't know what my deal is! My sister will make an amazingly moist and delicious gf cake and then I will grab the recipe from her only to come home and have it come out dry again!!! I WILL master these two items one day and when I do we will be celebrating and baking them together!!! Mark my words!! It will come to pass! Even if it kills me... and it may...
Anyway, back to the cooking class. The main subject for the cooking class was pizza dough so I jumped at the chance to attend! The pizza dough that we ate in the class was delicious and I wish I didn't have to share with the others cuz I was ready to pound some seriously yummy pizza. The teacher was well educated on all of the new gf flours available out there stating that she chooses not to use rice flour any longer. So I was feeling a bit old school and went out and purchased all of the flours that she recommended and you know something? Not one thing I've made this week has turned out! I'm sure it's because I'm new to these flours and there's probably a learning curve involved but I think there's something to be said on keeping yourself educated on what's out there. So I'm trying really hard not to be old school or stuck in my ways but I just needed to make something quick and easy today that I could count on turning out! My girls have a big walk-a-thon at school today and I know they're going to come home starving so I thought it'd be fun to have some homemade cookies and milk waiting for them when they walk in the front door.
I stuck to my original recipe. No new flours today. I'm going to keep working on them and let you know what I find that works. Especially that pizza dough!!! The recipes I post on my blog are recipes that are tried and true for me. I hope that if they consistently work for me they will for you as well.
Peanut Butter and M&M cookies
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 c unsalted butter- softened
1/2 c gluten free peanut butter
~ Mix these ingredients together until light and fluffy.
~ add the next two ingredients and blend well
1 tsp vanilla
In a separate small bowl combine:
1 3/4 c thai rice flour
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
**I like to use a fork to quickly stir and combine these ingredients before adding them to the wet mixture.
Slowly add in the combined dry ingredients and mix well.
Then stir in 1 cup of M&Ms until combined.
Bake at 375* for 8-10 minutes.
makes 3 dozen