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Holiday Goodies Galore: Part 1

There has been a sugar explosion in my kitchen. So, this weekend I decided to make my holiday cookies to give to my family and friends. Let’s start with with the cake mix cookies. I made my Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie, and I also made Snickerdoodles.

Original Snickerdoodle Recipe

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp Sugar

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 pkg Gluten Free Vanilla Cake Mix

2 Tbsp Egg Replacement + 6 Tbsp Water (mix)

1/4 cup Vegetable Oil

1 tsp vanilla

Directions:

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.

Combine cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl.  Set aside.

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Combine remaining ingredients untill blended.

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Shape dough into balls.

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Roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture.  Place on cookie sheets.  Slightly flaten with thumb.

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Bake 15-20 minutes. 

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Remove to cool completely on cooling rack.

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Makes 24 cookies.

More holiday goodie recipes will be posted later this week. 🙂

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First Post, First Recipe, and First Cookie

Well, Christmas is just weeks away, and what a better to start my blog than with cookies.  When I was in high school, I took a cooking class.  In this cooking class, I decided to do an extra credit and found a recipe where I made cookies out of cake mix.  And that is what inspired me to make this vegan, gluten free cookie recipe.

If you do not want to make your cookies vegan and gluten free, then follow this recipe that I used as my guide.

Ingredients:

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3 cups or 1 bag of gluten free vanilla cake mix (like Bob’s Mills)*

2 Tbsp of egg replacement + 6 Tbsp of water; mix together with a fork or whisk

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1 cup of natural peanut butter

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1/3 cup of water

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1 tsp vanilla

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¼ cup non-dairy butter (like Earth Balance), softened

1 ½ cups -2 cups mini or regular dairy-free, soy-free, and nut free chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together all ingredients, except chocolate chips.

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Fold in chocolate chips.

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Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.  Use an ice cream scoop or 1 tablespoon to place cookie dough on cookie sheet.

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Cook 18-20 minutes.  Stand on cookie sheet for 1 minute.

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Cool on cooking rack.

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Makes 27-30 cookies.

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They are chewy goodness.  Serve with a glass of milk.

*Also, you can use chocolate cake mix to make a Chocolate Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookie.

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