V & GF Double Chocolate Coconut Cookies

Hi all, hope everyone had a Happy Easter! I recently made another recipe from Erin McKenna’s book, and this time it was superb. You can find the book here, or look for it in your local library system. These cookies were absolutely spectacular–thin and crispy on the edges, but with a nice chew throughout. The…

GF Macarons

Have you ever wanted to try creating a dessert that was a little more complex, or maybe even fancy? Maybe macarons are for you! These little French cookie sandwiches are a trending item now in the US and internationally. First, there was the cupcake craze in which family owned shops popped up around towns and…

GF Coconut Crumble Cookies

Yum. This is a great example of cookies that taste better and better as you eat more of them! The recipe I used can be found here. King Arthur Flour characterizes them as “shortbread”, which I would definitely agree with. The three basic ingredients: sugar, flour, and butter, are present. However, there are slight changes such being gluten-free…

Yea or neigh…cookbook cookie recipes

Hi all, this past week I have been experimenting with different cookbook cookie recipes. I love looking at the beautiful deserts that are on each page, but sometimes I feel daunted to actually use some of these recipes. The best tip is to pick the easiest recipe in your book and get over that first…

GF Snickerdoodle Cookies

After a failure of one vegan and gluten-free recipe, I was determined to make a better Snickerdoodle! These were extremely fluffy, with crunchy edges, and perfect balance of sweetness. The cinnamon flavor was pronounced as an after-taste, and I would love to see how the flavor could be improved even more by adding cinnamon to…

V Banana Nut Chocolate Cookies

Wow! If you like banana nut muffins, this recipe is for you. These have a chewy consistency with texture from the walnuts and chocolate chips. The bannana flavor is absolutely perfect and does not overpower the other notes of oat, chocolate, and walnut. The recipe, from New York Times got 5 stars from over 300 ratings,…

GF Almond Flour Cookies

Hi all! I recently tested this recipe for gluten-free chocolate chip cookies. They have a shaved coconut texture from the almond flour, which is great. If you sift the flour, or grind it very finely yourself, this texture will definitely be reduced. They actually have a bit of a coconut flavor too, deviating from the traditional…