|Yes, I wish I had a Viking range!|
I finally got the news today (after six days of torture) that what I was worried about, healthwise, will not be an issue. Knowing I will be able to move forward is a huge weight off my shoulders.
Spending the week waiting for answers has been nerve wracking, and my routine went out the window. The result? There have been a few experiments this week.
The first one? Snickerdoodles.
I rarely try to make Primal/Paleo treats, because of course, I eat them. But after the last pizza experiment, I have a big shipment of coconut flour from amazon.com. And I read a nice-looking Snickerdoodle recipe I thought I would try on one of the Facebook Paleo sites I visit.
2 sticks butter
1/2 c. coconut flour
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp vanilla
bake at 325 for 20min.
Easy peasy, right?
I have no "sugar" in my house. I do have a baking blend of sugar, stevia, and inulin. I used 1/8 c. of that, mixed all the ingredients, and loaded up the cookie scoop.
The results looked pretty awesome!
He really liked them- I was less thrilled. I will probably make a version of them again, closer to Christmas time, and with some tweaks.
1. I'll use less butter. At least 2 TB less, possibly as much as 1/2 stick. There was melted butter running all over the baking sheets when these were done.
2. I'll sub out the "sugar" for maple syrup.
3. I'll press out the cookies a little, so they look more like cookies. These really hold their shape while baking, and I would like them to look less like biscuits or pucks. ;)
The texture on these was interesting: a little more cakey than I would like, but most "paleo" cookies do that. I am thinking a thinner cookie would eradicate that issue. The exterior had a nice crunch and crumble. SG seemed unaffected by eating huge quantities, but I only wanted one or two. That Coconut flour is pretty filling.
Let me know if you decide to try 'em out!