Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas cookies, part one

Gluten free lemon sugar cookies! Recipe adapted from Living Without. I tweaked the flour blend -- slightly more white rice, slightly less potato -- and skipped the glaze, because the cookies tasted so damn good without them and I didn't want to add too much sweet. Instead, I dusted them with powdered sugar.

The verdict: The best effing sugar cookies I've ever made in my life. I brought them to work and everyone loved them. No one thought they were gluten-free. I'm definitely making another batch before the holiday season is over.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Back to blogging

Dudes! It's been a while.

Thinking about Christmas cookies has brought me back to the blog. During recent holiday seasons, I haven't had the energy or strength to make more than a batch of fudge. Post diagnosis, I see how much potential my kitchen truly has.

So I'm making a real baking list this season. My awesome husband, Nate, is giving away homebrew for Christmas, and I want to tuck in some cookies with his six-packs. I doubt anyone will notice or care that they're gluten-free -- most of our friends just like to put food in their mouths and don't care if it's made with wheat flour or amaranth, as long as it tastes good.

So here's my list:
Thin Mints (using Gluten-Free Girl's Oreo recipe for the wafer, and Heidi Swanson's Thin Mint recipe for the coating.)
Sugar cookies
Gingerbread women
Peanut butter fudge (Alton Brown's recipe)
Macarons (from Hisako Ogita's "I Love Macarons")

Will I get to the whole list? Probably not. But I'll post pictures of what I end up making.

In the meantime, latkes: