Gluten-Free Birthday Cookies!

This is Zoe:


You can’t tell, but she’s wearing a sparkly headband with plastic dinosaurs glued to it. It’s pretty great

Zoe’s birthday was last week, and Zoe…

Is gluten free.

There’s nothing wrong with being gluten-free. Weather it’s a lifestyle choice or for health reasons, it is a thing that people do.

However, it can complicate baking sometimes.

You uh…you ever tried baking with tapioca flour?

You guys. Fuck tapioca flour.

Thankfully, King Arthur Flour has a gluten-free shortbread cookie recipe.

Confession: I was kind of tired when I was making these, so more cinnamon wound up in the batter than there should have been, but cinnamon is pretty good, so that was fine. I also threw dried cranberries into mine,20160116_142722

The dough isn’t pretty, and I was worried about the consistency, because gluten-free baking makes me worry about everything.

Oh god, gluten-free cookies…have…did I pay my cell phone bill this month? Is…did I leave the headlights in my car on last night? What was that noise? Where are my keys? Where are my shoes? WHERE ARE MY SHOES?



So the cookies turned out good! But they didn’t really taste like shortbread. They tasted like oatmeal raisin cookies. Which, again, they were pretty good, but they weren’t what I was expecting.

Because nothing ever is with gluten-free baking.


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