Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Wafers

I have been writing this blog for just about a year now. I have seen the trends across the blogoshpere as the seasons change. Summer brings fresh fruit and vegetables recipes. As the cold creeps in, hearty, rustic dishes are profiled. Now in the throws of the holidays, desserts and comfort food appear. This can only bring me to one conclusion. After the holidays, the recipes that come next are going to be light and fresh to help shed all the holiday indulgence. This means you have exactly 16 days left in which to stuff yourself with rich, decadent, not so good for you food.
Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Wafers:
inspired by Smitten Kitchen modified to be GF.
1-1/2 cups gluten free flour mix
1/4 tsp xanthan gum
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, slightly softened
3 TBS whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Baking Directions:
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes

So today I bring you a little story. It is the story of Chocolate, Butter, and Sugar.
Once upon a time in a land far far away lived Chocolate and Sugar. Chocolate and Sugar were the best of friends. Chocolate had a bitter disposition but his sweet little friend Sugar always complimented him and made him feel special. Together, Chocolate and Sugar felt like they could take on the world. One day Chocolate and Sugar decided to hop in to a whirlpool to relax with a few friends. GF flour went in first followed by Xanthan Gum. Chocolate or "Cocoa" as some of his friends called him went in next. Sugar, Salt, and Baking Soda all joined the gang in the whirlpool. They took a spin around a couple times just until they were all dizzy and mixed up. They were having fun playing in the whirlpool but something just seemed to be missing.Everything got very quiet. Out of the corner of his eye, Chocolate saw this figure with the sun glistening off of her skin. "Whhoo...whoo are you?" Chocolate stammered. "My name is Butter," replied the mysterious figure. " I just moved here." "Can I join you in the whirlpool?" asked Butter. Before Chocolate could say a word, Sugar yelled out; "Sure, there's room for everyone!" Butter was very tall, about 14 tablespoons tall to be exact. She made her way over to the whirlpool. As the whirlpool swirled around, butter eased herself into the swirling mix 1 tablespoon at a time until she was all the way in. Milk and Vanilla were always running late. They showed up and jumped in at the last minute.
It was getting a bit late. Butter said that she should hurry back home before her family starts to worry. As Butter tried to get out of the whirlpool, she realized that she was stuck to all her new friends. All that spinning in the whirlpool had mixed them together. "It's OK." said Sugar. "Tell you what, we'll all just come back to your house to meet your family." So the whole gang got out of the whirlpool together and formed into a log about 12-14 inches long. They wrapped themselves in a parchment paper beach towel and went to Butter's house located in the Refrigerator District. The new friends stayed at Butter's house for about 1-2 hours. They lost track of time because they were having such fun.
It came time for everyone to go home but they were still stuck together. What a dilemma. "What if we slice this log into 1/8" - 1/4" pieces?" asked Sugar. "Great idea!" said Butter. "But I'm so cold" exclaimed Chocolate. "Here, let's lay down on a parchment lined pan and cruise into a 350 degree F oven for 12-15 minutes to warm up." said Sugar. So all the friends warmed up in the oven before going their separate ways. Something magical had happened that day. Butter, Sugar, and Chocolate realized that they would be best friends forever. Little did they know, they were about to meet some more new friends who would transform them into something even more special. To be continued..............
Yes, I know I'm a dork.


  1. WHAT?!!! You are going to leave us all hanging? ;-)

  2. THIS IS SO FUNNY!! The only thing is... we are going to have to EAT these wonderful guys? You should look into writing books for children... or adults who still enjoy good characters, like me! Kay Guest

  3. Haha! I love it. So much! How fun - I just made wafers too =D. Yours are gorgeous!

  4. Too funny! Those wafers look yummy, especially since I am catching up on your posts and know what they ended up in. ;-)


  5. hahahahahahahahahahaha,...Lovely cookies though!