Sunday, November 18, 2007

GFCF Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

GFCF Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

2 cups all-purpose gf flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill GF Blend)
½ teaspoon xanthan gum
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine, softened
1/2 cup raw sugar (you could substitute granulated sugar)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup pumpkin puree
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups (12-ounce package) GFCF chocolate chips
2/3 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional – I did not use)


PREHEAT oven to 350° F.
Grease baking sheets.

COMBINE flour, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda in small bowl. Beat margarine and both sugars in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract until blended.

Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chips and nuts.

DROP by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheets; flatten slightly with back of spoon or greased bottom of glass dipped in granulated sugar.

BAKE for 11 to 14 minutes or until centers are set. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


li'l Muppet-head said...

I love your recipes and found them very helpful, but I am wondering, what kind of margarine are you able to find that has no casein in it? All the ones I can find have some kind of milk-solids or beet-derived casein (which my son reacts to as well).
You're expertise would be greatly appreciated!!!

Thank you very much & I hope you & your family have a great Thanksgiving!
Nina Simpson

Kathi said...

Hi Nina,

I actually have a couple different ones that I use. Crystal Farms dairy free is the one I use if I can't get to a health food store as it is sold at my regular grocery store. Their website is here - you have to make sure you get the one that says dairy free in red on the front:

My preferred margarine is Earth Balance. I use the tub at the table and the sticks for baking. I also use their shortening. I prefer it because it is organic, non hydrogenated and tastes great. Their website is here:

I have also heard Fleishman's Light mentioned many times as being GFCF, but my local grocery store doesn't carry it.

I hope that helps. I don't know about the beet-derived casein as I have never heard of it before.

I'm glad you find my blog useful.
Happy Thanksgiving!

s.j.simon said...

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