Monday, September 21, 2009

Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Ever since we went to Disneyworld last year our kids love Mickey, especially Lulu the two year old. On a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse video we found a recipe for "Mickey's pumpkin cookies". The kids have been wanting me to try it out for a while now, but I just hadn't gotten around to it until tonight. It worked pretty well. I have also been trying to omit xanthan gum from recipes lately, but I did add some to part of the cookies. It really did help the shape of the cookie and I took pictures so that you can see the difference, but am having difficulty loading them. They were puffed in the center, but spread out about a quarter of an inch around the edge. They still tasted good, even if they didn't look as nice. I know that some people can't digest the gums, so I figured I'd do an experiment in case people out there can't use them.

1/2 cup margarine
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup canned pumpkin pie filling
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 cup GF flour
1/2 tsp xanthan gum (if using)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup cinnamon chips (optional)

Grease cookie sheets and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg, pumpkin filling and vanilla. Mix well. Sift together dry ingredients, and add them slowly to the mixture. Drop by teaspoons onto greased cookie sheet; bake for 10 minutes until light brown and puffed. I added the cinnamon chips as an afterthought (at the same time as I added the xanthan gum), but I also think that pecans, raisins, or even chocolate chips would taste great in these cookies. The girls loved them.


Judy said...

I'm guessing that the sugar amount is 1/2 cup and not 12 cups? :)
Thanks for the great recipes!

John, Megan and girls said...

Yes, sorry for the typo! I'll fix that! Thanks for catching it.

I Know Toni said...

Looks awesome. Found you from and Jen. I can't wait to try these!

Joe and Marci said...

I got a link to your blog from Stewart Forbes...we were in the MTC together. I just want to cry for joy because my 7-year old was just diagnosed, and I have had gross gluten-free baked goods before. I figured we would just have to go without from now on. I am so thrilled to have found you and I can't wait to try some of your fantastic recipes. My daughter is happy that she gets cake for her birthday. Thank you for making my day!!!

Chef Rachel said...

How do I reach you? I don't see your contact info anywhere on your site. I have a gluten free dessert book that you might enjoy cooking from and I wanted to offer you a review copy. Can you email me and I can give you more info.


Chef Rachel, The Healthy Cooking Coach

Steve said...

Love your blog. Was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in 2006 and have been seeking out decent GF food ever since. Am looking forward to trying some of your recipes.

ps. Thought I would pass along that there is an amazing GF bakery here in New York City who just published a cookbook of their own. It's called Babycakes by Erin McKenna published by Clarkson Potter Press. I highly recommend it, their baked goods are fantastic (and most of them are also sugar-free!)