Thursday, September 20, 2012

Square Cookies - Gluten Free


Sometimes failure is the path to something good !
I was trying out a new cookie recipe I developed and found that they did not hold their shape in the oven, but the flavour/texture was so good that I didn't want to mess with changing ingredients.
So I spread the cookie batter on a cookie sheet , baked it and let it cool slightly, then using my pizza cutter cut the pan into squares.
They have a great flavour, slightly chewy.

Square Cookies 
  • 1 cup butter softened 
  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • 1 cup brown sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 tsp. butterscotch flavouring 
  • 1 tsp soda 
  •  2 tsp hot water 
  • 1/2 tsp salt 
  • 1 cup oat flour (gluten-free) 
  • 1/2 cup almond flour 
  • 1/4 cup white bean flour 
  • 3/4 cup millet flour 
  • 1/4 cup potato starch 
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips 
  1. In mixer, beat butter with sugars , then add the eggs and flavourings 
  2. Dissolve soda in the hot water and add to the liquids 
  3. Mix dry ingredients well and add all at once to liquids and mix until smooth ... stir in chips. 
  4. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper (important) and spread dough evenly in pan . 
  5. Bake at 350 degrees...  for about 20 minutes.  The cookies will puff up, then settle back down as they turn brown and firm up.  
  6. Remove from oven .. let sit for a couple of minutes, then cut into squares with pizza wheel. Let cool completely.  
  7. Eat and enjoy .. or sneak them into the freezer!  (They are great keepers for several days and do freeze well ) 

10 comments:

  1. I'll be making these soon, they look fantastic!

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  2. Wondering if there is any online store people use to purchase the various types of gluten free flours in this and many of the other gluten free recipes.

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    1. Depending on where you are located... in the Fraser Valley, British Columbia, there is a place called:
      Anita's Organic Grain & Flour Mill

      43615 Yale Road
      Chilliwack, B.C.
      V2R 4J6

      Toll-free (Alberta & B.C. only): 1.866.495.5543
      Office Phone: 604.823.5543
      Store Phone: 604.823.5547 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 604.823.5547
      You can order from here:)

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    2. I'm sorry, Anonymous, but Anita's Organic Grain & Flour Mill is not a place where people with Celiac can shop ... She grinds her own flour and grinds gluten-free gains but they are all ground in the same mill and facility together with all the gluten grains.
      I shop a lot at Sardis Health her in Chilliwack or Alder Health in Aldergrove or order online from Authentic Foods who are great to deal with and their products are guaranteed gluten-free .

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  3. What size pan do you bake this in? Love all your gluten free reciepes

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    1. Thank you, Pat .. I used my cookie sheet .. size 12" x 17"

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  4. You can purchase specialty flours here:
    http://www.bobsredmill.com/Gluten-Free

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  5. Thank you so much for posting this! So many of your recipes sound absolutely spectacular, and I'm always on the hunt for gluten-free goodness to delve into.
    Best!
    Lana

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  6. I noticed there were no gums in your recipe. Could this by why they didn't hold together as cookies or was not using gums intentional?
    Val

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    1. Cookies do not always need gums, so omission intentional... I could have adjusted the recipe as for cookies and included xanthan gum but tried them as squares instead and loved the result - the squares held together fine without any gums.
      Thanks for your comment!

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