I just tried my first attempt at gluten free cookies and it was a disaster! Instead of them being flat they ended up completely puffed up in the oven! Once i took them out they went down a little but are still a bit puffy on top.
Here is the recipe i used and was wondering if you guys could help me with what went wrong, could it maybe be too much baking soda, or just a bad recipe? I have no idea :
If anyone has a better gluten-free rolled sugar cookie recipe that bakes flat like normal cookies or something similar i would LOVE to know
Thank-you so much, i am completely lost
anyone? any good recipes?
Hubby tried using rice flour in the NFSC recipe (minus leavening) for a friend of his at work. I felt the result was a little gritty, as the flour wasn't fine enough, but the recipe worked normally.
I have the following recipe- but I've never tried it.
3 1/2 c gluten free flour (my understanding is that this is cornstarch with some additives to prevent clumps)
3/4 c soy or chickpea flour
3/4 c sugar
1c butter or margarine
tsp vanilla sugar
Cream butter with the sugar- add the remainer.
"Flour" the surface with cornstarch
Bake at 350 for 15 min.
thanks for the tips and recipes guys
I was told just replacing the flour to gluten free doesn't work with everything but i figured it wouldn't matter as much in cookies so yesterday i just took a normal almond biscuit recipe and just changed from normal flour to gluten-free plain flour and it worked alright. Yeh mine was gritty too and didn't taste nearly the same but it was edible and alright unlike whatever recipe i used above!!! lol
I would try it eliminating the cream of tartar since it has baking powder in it and see what happens HTH
Betty Crocker has a Gluten Free line out now. They have cake mix, brownie mix, and chocolate chip cookie mix. I have tried the cookies twice. The first time they spread real bad, but the second time they were perfect. The texture was a little crumbly, and the cookies were fragile, but they looked and tasted pretty good.
I am on a mission to create a gluten free line of cookies for my business at the request of a friend who has an autistic child. She is trying to stick to a gluten free diet for him, as gluten is like a drug for him. I was disturbed to find out that he couldn't have something as simple and delicious as a cookie, and it made me sad to think any child has to go without for any reason, so i am setting out to change that.
It is very difficult to mess with the natural order of things and remove an essential protein from flour. Textures just won't be the same, but if it tastes good, hopefully it will work out.