Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gluten-Free Snickerdoodles

I've been lunging around the house for the past week anticipating the arrival of a pair of sequined skinny pants purchased in a spur of the moment click of the mouse.  It would only figure that during this time Danielle and I got to chatting about Udi's gluten-free snickerdoodles and this led to the cheapskate in me (uh, $7 for a little package of cookies = not happening) lunging into the kitchen to see if mastering a version of these cookies could be a possibility.  In a word:  victory!

After searching the internets, I discovered this raved about recipe on Smitten Kitchen.  The only substitution was a one-for-one of my favorite gluten-free flour blend (listed below) in place of the regular flour and ta-da.  Truth be told there was a bit of trepidation taking on this recipe because any cookie or cake of a pale variety in the gluten-free world can be tricksy (Lord of the Rings residue after marathoning all weekend), but this went off without a hitch.  Examine the evidence:

Chill the dough for at least an hour to make sure it can be rolled into little balls and then dipped
in a sugar/cinnamon combo before being placed on a cookie sheet.
I line my cookie sheets with parchment paper because, well, I'm a freak that values 
my Williams-Sonoma cookie sheets and doesn't want them scratched up.  Confession.
They cracked on top and were cake-like in the middle just like the recipe made with
regular wheat flour.  I love it when these things work out.

Here is the gluten-free flour blend so you don't have to click back:

Gluten-free Flour Blend
*I use this blend in place of regular flour in a one by one substitution for cookies, pancakes - you name it.  This will make a large batch of the Flour Blend that can also be stored and used for future.*

1C        Brown Rice Flour
1 1/4C  White Rice Flour
1/4C     Potato Starch Flour
2/3C     Tapioca Starch Flour
3/4C     Sweet Rice Flour
1/3C     Corn Starch
2tsp      Xanthan or Guar Gum

And now I must get back to lunging and squatting away seeing as the pants arrived this afternoon and it is officially time for Operation Sequin Skinny Pants.  Please enjoy the cookies and have one for me...I managed to eat approximately 20 of them over the span of 3 days before releasing the remainder to the Chef.  They're that good.  If you try them let me know how they work out--would love to hear what you think!

40 comments:

Josie said...

Just trying to kill me as always, Carrie. These look PHENOM.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Katie said...

I need to be doing lunges around the house since I've been passed out on the couch for... I forget what day we're on. I'd rather have the cookies, though. Except I can't taste anything right now. This sickness is cruel. Cruel I tell you.

annelise said...

"Operation Sequin Skinny Pants."

Well, there's a few words put together in a way I'd never ever have expected. They are going to look amazing and I can't WAIT to see pictures.

And I don't know what the sweet hell a snickerdoodle is but they look rad and the name is making me smirk. Snickerdoodle.

Eda. said...

These look lush darling - thank you for sharing

Eda ♥

www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.blogspot.com

Polly said...

oh wow they look scrumptious, and I am dying to see the skinny sequin pants

marissa at the boot said...

oh. my. god. those look absolutely amazing! a must try.

Collette Osuna said...

I LOVE Smitten Kitchen...I have found tons of awesome recipes there!!!

Happy HuMpDay!

A Funky Little Fashion Blog

Closet Fashionista said...

What's snickerdoodles precious? What's snickerdoodles, eh?
[Just kidding...I know what they are and love them!]
Mix em, bake em, putt em in your mouth! :D
[how is that for lord of the rings residue, haha, I can make the potatoes scene into anything!...except not really]
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Courtney Erin said...

Damn, those look amazing! I've got to try this...although I doubt mine will turn out as well and baking is not my strong suite.

xoxo ~ Courtney
http://sartorialsidelines.com

Cara said...

those look DELISH!

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

look YUM - but with the LBS i put on from meds - i gotta skip out - gotta get my skinny back on!

Stephanie Shepherd said...

So I know some people who rave about how great they feel on a gluten free diet. And then I see these (YUM!) and think I should try eating this way.

Allison said...

Yum! Why did I have to read this when I was hungry?

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh this looks divine! You are throwing me off the no sugar train, but in a delicious way!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

modanistajunkie.com said...

STOP IT RIGHT NOW!!!! My mouth is watering right now. Looks sooo good.


p.s. oh hello old friend. fancy hearing from you. Lol. Hope all is well. :)


xoxo

Elle Sees said...

My mom just adores snicker doodles, so I'm sending this to her!

Dancing Branflake said...

Okay, I know I'm being really high maintenance but I feel like we are close enough where I can be: can you please find us a recipe for gluten free yeast donuts? Not the cake ones but the light and fluffy ones.

PS.. xanthum gum freaks me out so I'm happy to see you use it so successfully.

Taylor said...

Are you flipping serious?!?!

xoxo-LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

Peetzi Jen said...

First of all, LOTR trilogy...are you kidding me???!! I thought I was the only grown WOMAN on earth who obsesses over that story and has to have my trilogy weekends periodically.

Second, I made up a fresh batch of this flour recipe before turkey day and I've got to tell you, it's really been a MIRACLE!! The gravy was fantastic! Every little thing I needed flour for turned out perfectly. And when you live in a world where you cringe everytime someone mentions baking, because you know your version will mostly likely taste like crapola, this flour is nothing short of genius.

Thanks again for coming through!!

XOXO!!
Jen

la petite coquine said...

These are Christmas MAGIC.

Marissa said...

Hmm... I've never gone the gluten-free route, but I can't imagine any sort of snickerdoodle ever being bad.

Claire Kiefer said...

Yum! Yours look absolutely perfect. And I saw those sequin pants on facebook . . . you're gonna look amazing in them, no lunges necessary. They're HOT. I love sparkle, and they're just in time for the holidays. Can't wait to see you in them!

Cristina Cleveland said...

um YUM! And my what pretty plates you have, the whole thing looks right out of a magazine ;)

xx Cristina

Lori said...

They sound delish Carrie but right now I want to see those pants! Pictures ~ stat!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

YUM

RosaLovesDC said...

Lola says that she wouldn't mind if you send her some of those cookies... They look delicious!

Emily said...

Yum! These look delicious and pretty darn easy to make! I can't wait to see how you put together an outfit with those fabulous sequin pants!

LyddieGal said...

Oh my goodness. I can not wait to see these pants. I think i'm already jealous.

stop eating cookies and get your skinny butt into them already!

Chic on the Cheap

TheChambrayCountess said...

Wow, those look amazing! I am impressed, chica!

Debby said...

These look so good! Can't wait to see your sequined skinny pants!! xo

Lisa Griffin said...

well aren't you talented!! is it bad that i don't think i've ever had a snickerdoodle?

In Dramatic Fashion

Taj Acosta said...

Can't wait to see your new pants. I think I've purchased every sequin item known to man lately. I've got a porblem and there's no cure for it. My hubs: "another sequin blazer? don't you already have that? Me: It's in silver not gold! Hello! xx

hannahstiff said...

These look great! Thanks so much for posting. My whole family is pretty much gluten-free everything- so these will be perfect for the holidays. XO

Hope you have time to check out 4scarlet.com and follow back if you feel compelled:)


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Kristin said...

They look delish...and can we talk about that gorgeous bowl?

Johanna said...

Nice work there Barefoot Contessa! I need to get my bake on...once I can part ways with this box of kleenex!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

um...send care package immediately! Those look insane. x

Kavery said...

Waiting for a sneak peek at the skinny pants - sequinned, no less but for now will drool over these!!

Tracy D said...

Lunging & squatting..such an overachiever. How annoying so close to the holidays ;)

Amy said...

These look freakn delicious!! I am way too hungry to be reading this...

Annie said...

umm wow! total yummyness

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