Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
I hope your day is filled with love and joy and family. And plenty of food, too!

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Luke 2:11-12


Monday, December 18, 2017

Gluten Free Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

These gluten free chocolate chip cookies are so soft and delicious that they will instantly become a favorite!

There is nothing I love better than a really good chocolate chip cookie. They are the ultimate comfort food for me. I love these cookies because they are super soft and thick and have a great flavor from the vanilla pudding that is added to them!

Gluten Free Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 Flax-Egg (directions on side of blog)
  • 1/2 Cup Butter, softened
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Cup plus 2 Tablespoons White Rice Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Tapioca Starch
  • 1 3.5 oz Box Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine white rice flour, cornstarch, vanilla pudding, xanthan gum, baking soda and salt. Whisk together.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer combine butter and sugars and beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add flax-egg and vanilla to butter/sugar mix on low until combined.
  5. Stir dry ingredients into wet ones, mixing only a few times before adding chocolate chips. Mix until incorporated.
  6. Scoop onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

Chocolate Scotcheroo Fudge

Love all things chocolate and peanut butter? This chocolate scotcheroo fudge combines both of those amazing flavors!

I love making fudge at Christmastime. I am always trying to come up with new recipes for it, and this one is a real hit! I can't wait to share it with all of my family on Christmas day.

Chocolate Scotcheroo Fudge
  • 1 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoons Corn Syrup
  • 1 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 6 Tablespoons Crispy Rice Cereal (gluten free, of course)
  • 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Butterscotch Chips (make sure they are gluten free)
  • 1/2 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  1. Line a loaf pan with parchment paper or lightly greased foil.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, combine sugar and corn syrup. Microwave 10 seconds, stir, and then 10 seconds more, stir, and 10 seconds more, or until sugar granules have disappeared.
  3. Stir in peanut butter.
  4. Stir in cereal. Set aside.
  5. In another microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk. Microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring, until melted.
  6. Add a dash of salt and stir.
  7. Pour half of the fudge into prepared loaf pan and spread out.
  8. Add the scotcheroo mixture on top, pressing out evenly.
  9. Pour over the rest of the fudge and spread until smooth.
  10. Place in the refrigerator until solid. Then cut, eat, and store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Cutout Cookies

These chocolate cutout cookies are gluten free and vegan, allowing everyone to have a bit of Christmas cheer! They are delicious and perfect for eating around the holidays or any time of the year.

If you love chocolate and pretty cookies that you can decorate, then you are going to be a huge fan of these cookies! They are soft and chewy and perfect with a full chocolate flavor!

Gluten Free/Vegan Chocolate Cutout Cookies
  • 2 Tablespoons Applesauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Rice Flour (I used superfine Asian, might require a bit less with regular rice flour)
  • 1/4 Cup Tapioca Starch
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, combine applesauce and baking soda. Set aside for a few minutes.
  3. In a medium size mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, rice flour, tapioca starch, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, and salt. Whisk together.
  4. Add the applesauce mixture, oil, and vanilla to dry ingredients and mix until combined. Will be very dry and crumbly.
  5. Pat dough together and roll out between two sheets of plastic wrap. Cut into desired shapes.
  6. Bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Makes about a dozen cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutter.
  7. Cool and frost with a powdered sugar/water glaze, if desired.