Friday, October 03, 2008

Vegan Mofo: Gluten-Free Cookies

So, I wasn't going to post again until tomorrow or Sunday because I've been working on an enormous project and I wanted to focus on that and post about it once it was complete. But I decided to give a play-by-play for tonight and tomorrow.

I've been making cookies for the upcoming (as in, Sunday morning) Autism Speaks Walk in Long Island. I am in the middle of making 300 gluten-free sugar cookies to give away at the walk.

So far, it's been ok. Last night I did a trial run to see how many cookies I could get out of one batch. I got all of my wet ingredients mixed together and picked up my bag of Bob's Red Mill Baking Mix. I scanned the label to see if I needed to leave out any extra liquids, bake at a different temperature, or anything like that. It was then that I realized I picked up the wrong thing. I had bought the Biscuit and Baking Mix - which is the gluten-free version of Bisquick. What I WANTED was the All-Purpose Baking Flour. Suck. So I figured I would give it a go anyway because what is Bisquick other than flour with baking soda and salt (and a bunch of other crap)? Bob's doesn't have any crap in it, so I just left out the baking soda and salt and proceeded with my recipe. Aside from my over baking the trial cookies, they came out fine! And super tasty!

So tonight I am trying to bang out the first 100, if not more. I'm 2/3 of the way through as of 5:38 pm EST.

This is what my kitchen is looking like so far...

i'll update again tomorrow!


Liz said...

I've been too chicken to do roll-out GF cookies, but yours look amazing! Do you use a special recipe or just sub the GF baking mix for the wheat flour?

Bex said...

Those look cool. I love the puzzle piece shape.

Cassidy Stockton said...

Those cookies look fantastic. I am happy to see that our product worked well for your cookies and are going to support such a wonderful cause. Would you be willing to share your recipe with us to post on our website?

Cassidy Stockton
Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods