Pumpkin Month Kick off: Gluten free Pumpkin cookies

As you may know I am currently doing my grad school internship. On Wednesdays all the interns are all in the office for staff meeting, so on Wednesdays I bake.



Now we are not all blessed with abominable guts like my little Stinko. One of the other interns has a gluten allergy so I have made it my mission to rotate between regular baked goods and gluten free delights. So far some great gluten free peanut butter cookies and some awesome gluten free microwave fudge have made it to the Wednesday staff meetings. This week I went one further, I made gluten free pumpkin cookies then when they turned out fabulous and I made it out to the outer orbit I turned those cookies into whoopie pies. So I don’t have pictures of the whoopie pies but all you really need to do is make these omit the sugar frosting and slap some cream cheese frosting in between. From a girl who loves her gluten, these were freaking great with or without the stuff, really.

Recipe here: Gluten Free Pumpkin Cookies

Only one real warning, the batter seems way too thin for a cookie…but it sets up and makes a cake like cookie, kind of like a black and white cookie. It’s somewhere in between cake and cookie but hey, I don’t mind being in the middle of that sandwich ;-)

It just seems appropriate that Audrey be the spokeswoman for all gluten free treats.



Who wants S’more!

Nothin like the real thing baby

This picture is from a recent mountain cabin trip. It was one of those oddly cold nights and since we were up on a mountain everything went pitch dark after about 7’oclock. We had an outdoor fire pit and some cozy chairs on the patio. That plus your typical s’mores accoutrement I had what we all know as the best dessert for cold night by a fire.

Thus when I got home I still had cravings for some-more. I did the sad pathetic attempt at s’mores in which you microwave aforementioned ingredients and smoosh together. This didn’t quite work so I started thinking and googeling. I found s’more cookies on a couple websites and found one such recipe that I catalogued for further contemplation. Fast foreward to the other day, I had in my cupboard most of the items required for said recipe along with some packaged break and bake chocolate chip cookies. I decided that I would be lazy and try out a short cut.

Oh milk and cookies how I love the...

End result, wait for it, Awesome! They were warm, they were chewy, they tasted all kinds of camp ground good. Plus I only had a half dozen so I could only break my diet a half dozen times. Linco was not so enthused by them seeing as he was left out due to chocolate/sugar content. Still he got his afternoon snooze on while I enjoyed my afternoon snack with some ice cold moo-juice.

Money Shot!

Quick S’more Cookies

1 pkg chocolate cookie dough (break and bake or log)

 ½ c. Graham cracker crumbs (or enough for about a tsp per cookie)

 60 mini marshmallows

 24-48 chocolate chunks

Preheat oven as advised by the cookie package

-Arrange cookies on sheet pan lined with parchment paper, place in over for 3 mins.

-Pull cookies out of oven and sprinkle each cookie with about a tsp of graham cracker crumbs put back in the oven.

-Once cookies are almost completely baked pull out of the oven and change temp to broil.

-Arrange tops of cookies with marshmallows and chocolate chunks and put under the broil for just long enough to brown the tops of the marshmallows.

* Cut the recipe in half and make these half a dozen at a time if you want to make a smaller batch, heck you could bake them one at a time if you want. However it is noteworthy that they were still great the next day too, even though they weren’t warm :)

He decided he would have a afternoon nap in lue of snack <3