And here is my prep area.
Had to have Christmas tunes, too, of course!
Once prepared, I made regular oatmeal raisin cookies to bribe my taste testers! (just in case!)
Ready to go! I have started with something simple: peanut butter. It's really hard to make a bad peanut butter cookie.
Cookie #1 was a flourless PB cookie. It's something I'd never heard of before, but apparently it's fairly popular. They turned out crisp and tasty. The recipe I used is at Lea's Gluten Free Blog. I made them without the chocolate chips that you see in her picture, and I flattened them with a fork first, too.
Yummy and delicious, but I wanted kiss cookies, so I dug out another recipe. One that uses flour.
Cookie #2 uses a combination of GF flours, and I found it at Recipe Zaar.
This is a very good cookie. It's not terribly soft, though. Once it cools, it's crisp like cookie#1, but it still has a great taste. A couple of tips for this recipe:
1. Below the recipe (follow the link above) you'll find some substitution comments and suggestions.
2. You may find it helpful to chill the dough for a few minutes so that it's a little more workable.
3. Make the dough balls much smaller than you would think you need for the kiss cookies. Otherwise you may end up with the oddly proportioned results you see on the right in the picture below!
The dough ball in the picture below is the size I used for the cookie on the left above. It's about 1", maybe a little smaller
4. Let the cookies set on the sheet. If you remove them too soon, it won't work well.
Overall, Saturday was a pretty good cookie-making day. Up next: pie crusts!