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Halloween Cookies for the Gluten Sensitive

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Halloween Cookies for the Gluten Sensitive are becoming more easy to find as more people are being diagnosed with being gluten intolerant or allergic to gluten. Gluten-free recipes are popping up everywhere. I have a couple to share as I am also gluten sensitive and have adapted a gluten-free lifestyle. I chose Gluten-Free Pumpkin cookies because pumpkin is so widely associated with fall and Halloween. The best part about these cookies is that you can add Halloween M&Ms to them, or any other chocolate Halloween themed candy and you have yourself a Halloween cookie.

The next cookie I chose is a the classic Pizza Cookie only, instead of just chocolate chips, again, you can use Halloween themed candy, gummy worms, and the like to decorate this cookie for yet another Halloween treat. I hope you enjoy these treats as my family has!

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Amount Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method

1/2 cup light butter

1 cup honey

2 egg whites

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 cups Tom Sawyer all-purpose gluten free flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon nutmeg

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Using a large bowl, cream butter and honey together until light and fluffy.

Beat in egg whites, pumpkin and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix and sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.

Using a mixer, slowly add dry ingredients to pumpkin mix. Beat until well mixed.

Choose your *add ins and mix them into the batter.

Grease a cookie pan with non-stick cooking spray. Spoon cookie dough onto sheet and make sure they are not too close together as the cookies expand.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

Cool on wire rack.

*Add ins: chocolate chips, raisins, Halloween Themed M&Ms, Reeses Pieces

*Tip: You can add food coloring to change the coloring of the cookies if you desire.

Pizza Cookie

Amount Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method

2 cups Tom Sawyer All purpose gluten free flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/3 cup butter

1 egg

1 cup light brown sugar — packed

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon hot water

****Substitute Halloween themed candies for toppings.****

1 cup miniature marshmallows

1 cup coconut — flaked

1 cup peanut butter chips

1 cup butterscotch chips

1/2 cup Halloween M&Ms

1/2 cup jellybeans

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup nuts — chopped

1/2 cup sugar coated chocolate candies

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda. Stir in melted butter and brown sugar.

In a small bowl, combine egg, hot water and vanilla.

Stir in flour mixture.

To prepare pizza, grease 12″ pizza pan.

Flour hands and press dough evenly into pan.

Sprinkle with a selection of pizza toppings from list.

Top with mini marshmallows.

Bake for 18 minutes until browned.

Loosen pizza at edges of pan with flexible spatula.

When cool cut into wedges with pizza cutter.

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Both recipes use Tom Sawyers All Purpose Gluten Free Flour which can be found here:

http://www.glutenfreeflour.com

Or you can use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free flour but be sure to have the Xanthan Gum which you must buy separately.

Each recipe may call for more or less flour depending on the kinds of flours you use.

 

 

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