It's been so long since I've updated my blog...holidays are always so busy around my house with all of our children, family, and friends--and I am not complaining at all--I love the holidays!!
I was worried going into this holiday season though, with the new gluten free eating plans. How was I going to find anything at all that my children would eat at my family's house? Would all of our cookies and cakes taste like cardboard? Luckily, with a little preparation, we were able to enjoy all of kinds of holiday goodies, and still keep the peace with our children.
I started with chocolate chip cookies, my boys' favorite. I used the original Tollhouse Recipe and then substituted in ingredients that were gluten free. For the flour I used King Arthur's Gluten Free All-Purpose Flour (1 1/4 c), Almond Flour (1 c.) and fresh ground Flaxseed (1/2 c.). I also made sure that all of the other ingredients such as vanilla were gluten free also. I added the extra 1/4 c. of flour because the first batch of cookies were a little runny and I also refrigerated the dough in between bakings.
When the cookies were done, my boys and family members couldn't get enough--they didn't even last one whole day!! Needless to say, I think I will be baking more chocolate chip cookies this week.