Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

These don't look GLUTEN FREE. they look way too perfect. But they really truly are wheat/gluten free. I whipped these up one night, these and then some non gluten free chocolate chip cookies, and everyone actually preferred the gluten free over the regular. What???? my dad is gluten intolerant. we have tried hundreds of gluten free chocolate chip cookies recipes, and NEVER have we gotten one that we really liked until now. And its not only a "like," its a "love" These are truly winners. Soft, doughy-ish, and non grainy (all the other gluten free cookies are kind of grainy) Ya so, these were gone in less than a day. If you want the recipe, leave a comment or email me at

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Cinnamon Scones

My parents, Caleb, and I all went to San Francisco about 4 weeks ago. While there we stopped at a Starbucks and I bought a cinnamon scone. Ive never bought a scone before due to a bad scone experience that I'll talk about later in this paragraph. But these scones looked way to good to pass up. And they were. So This is where my new found scone fetish began. I bought 2 more (and a maple scone - which was super good too) and then couple days later we came across a Panera bakery and so I ordered a cinnamon scone there as well. Panera's was even "better" than the amazing Starbucks scone. We don't have a Panera in UT so I decided I had to replicate the recipe as close as close as whats possible. So I searched the Internet and the top rated cinnamon chip scone recipe came from taste of homes. A lot of bloggers copied the recipe and had huge success, so I figured that this is the one. I modified it slightly. Like this blogger, Cream instead of buttermilk. and slightly more sugar and slightly more butter. Only complaints on the Taste of Homes recipe was "not sweet enough." My scones came out perfect. I am going to use this recipe always from here on out. Couple years ago I made Barefoot Contessa scones and they were not good. That was the 1st time I'd ever had a scone and so I had always though that scones were just dry and gross. But Thank you to Starbucks and Panera for fixing my dislike of scones!

cinnamon chip scones

3 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup plus 2 T sugar (divided)
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
14 T cup cold butter
1 cup cream
10 oz cinnamon chips
2 T butter, melted
Rainbow Chip Frosting (optional)

Combine flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cream just until moistened. Fold in Chips. Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead 10-12 times or until dough is no longer sticky. Roll out dough 1" thick, even, and flat. Cut with circle cookie cutters. Brush top of circles with melted butter and then sprinkle with the remaining 2 T sugar. Yields: 12 scones.Bake 375 10-12 min or until LIGHT golden. Serve with butter, jam, frosting, cream... (I like Mine topped w/ Rainbow Chip frosting)