“Today me will live in the moment. Unless it’s unpleasant. In which case me will eat a cookie.”
– Cookie monster
Here is a cookie recipe made with a gluten free flour blend. There is hardly any difference in taste between a cookie made gluten free and a cookie made with flour. But there is a huge difference in the nutrition value.
Gluten free can rightly be called ‘guilt free’. After all you are munching on healthy flours and not maida! (We have all grown up hearing it – “Don’t eat too much maida. It sticks to the stomach. Not good.”)
While I do admit that the dough is little tough to work with. Maida dough rolls out more easily while gluten free dough breaks too much. In this recipe I have used Bob Mill’s Gluten free 1:1 baking flour blend.
You have to roll each dough ball smooth and then gently roll out with a rolling pin and press with your palms as well. Keep fixing the sides where the dough breaks. Then cut the desired shape using a cookie cutter and gently pick up the shaped cookie dough. One or two and you will get the hang of it. More work means more love added into it!
In the end you will have healthy and yummy cookies to munch on! Give them to your kids – as many as they want!
1. Gluten free flour – 2 cups
2. Butter – 3/4th cup, melted
3. Powdered Sugar – 1 cup
4. Egg – 1, beaten
5. Baking Powder – 1 tsp
6. Vanilla essence – 1 tsp
7. Salt – a pinch
1. Sieve the flour along with baking powder and salt.
2. Beat the egg in a bowl. Add the melted butter and vanilla essence and mix well.
3. Add the sugar and beat well.
4. Add the flour to the wet ingredients and mix together to form a dough.
5. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for half an hour.
6. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degrees for 5 minutes.
7. Work the dough a little and then roll out small balls the size of a lemon.
8. Roll out each dough ball with a rolling pin and by pressing with your palms also. Cut into desired shape using a cookie cutter.
9. Place a couple of cookies on a baking tray and bake at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes until they turn slightly golden brown.