Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Baking Day

Today I just couldn't take it anymore and I had to have a
baking day. One of the things that I have wondered was
if I could make recipes Gluten free and would my family notice.

My husband is now gluten free. He works so
hard all of the time that I still need to give him food to eat, rather
than how I eat.
I ran across a recipe at Bees, Birds, Berries and Blooms and she had
a recipe for Apple Kuchen that was her Grandmothers. As I looked at
it I knew I could make it Gluten free and it was apple so I made it today.

I decided that I also wanted the smell of pumpkin and spices
cooking so I made pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting.
These are gluten free too.

Then I thought today was Thursday and I was going to celebrate
that tomorrow was Friday so I baked a batch of cookies that were
not gluten free for my kids, then they told me it was Wednesday.

They are giant cookies because you use a ice cream scoop
and only put 5 per cookie sheet.
The name in my cook book calls them Buffalo Chips,
but if I told my daughter that was the name she couldn't eat
them so I told her they were called Clean Out The Cupboard Cookies.
Because you do. It was nice to use up all of the chocolate chips I had
in the pantry. It is one of those recipes I love because it makes great

Buffalo Chips
2 cups butter, melted
2 cups brown sugar, packed
2 cups granulated sugar
4 eggs beaten
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups oatmeal
2 cups corn flakes or Team
4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1-1/2 cup raisins and 1 cup coconut; or
1 large package chocolate chips and 1 cup walnuts; or
1 large package butterscotch chops and 1 cup peanuts

Blend butter and sugars, Stir in eggs and vanilla. Mix in oatmeal and
corn flakes. Sift flour, soda and baking powder. Add to mixture and mix thoroughly.
Stir in optional items. Drop by ice cream scoop onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Do not put more than 6 scoops to a cookie sheet, cookies spread during baking.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes. Leave on pan a few minutes before removing to
cooling racks. These cookies freeze well. Makes 3 1/2 dozen saucer size cookies.

What I changed:
I didn't have corn flakes I would have used Rice Krispies but we were out
of those so I added another cup of oatmeal and another cup of flour.
I added sunflower seeds and walnuts. I also added milk chocolate chips and
semi sweet chips. I also added Hershey cocoa to the mixture because I like
dark looking cookies.

They come out of the oven very pretty. They would be a cookie I would take
somewhere because of how pretty they are and how well they seem to hold up.

My son came in from school and I cornered him with his backpack on and made
him take samples. He said everything was exceptional and after the fast food
he ate today, everything tasted healthy.

My husband likes baking day. I am trying to work on recipes that at Thanksgiving
will take care of the traditional recipes I have used through the years so I am experimenting.
It is kind of fun. Now that the weather is cooler.

I hope you have a lovely Thursday.


Gumbo Lily said...

I like the idea of "Buffalo Chips" cookies. Sounds very western to me! And they sound delish too.


Tami AKA My Kid's Mom said...

They look awesome.

Dog Trot Farm said...

YUMMY, I would love a serving of each please! Have you noticed any difference in the way your body feels being gluten free? I so wish I had the will power to eliminate white sugar and flour from my diet. For me this is the season for baking, I love to bake, and the men folk in my family love for me to bake, I know I don't need to sample everything, but gosh darn it, it just tastes so goooood! Sugar addict am I. I am going to give those Buffalo Chip cookies a try. Blessings.

TexWisGirl said...

glad they liked them!

Julia said...

Kim, your kitchen must have smell heavenly. I can mentally taste your baking. Those chocolate cookies do look big. Thanks for sharing your recipe. JB

Will and Tracy said...

Please please please share the gluten and sugar free recipes. I am trying so hard to go gluten and sugar free.

camp and cottage living said...

It must be a pleasure to bake for someone who loves sweet goodies. My husband doesn't touch sweets, so I'm stuck eating anything I bake alone. I usually freeze half for our Sunday tea we have after church each Sunday.

Anonymous said...

Looks Great!!

Miss Debbie said...

Another busy day for you! The family is coming this weekend, so after work tomorrow, I'll be cooking and baking to get ready. My plan is apple cake and something chocolate...along with soup and hamburgers and taco salad. Trying to keep it simple this time.:-)

Maryann said...

cookies look yummy,I like to bake this time of year too, makes the house smell so good

Jacque. said...

Everything looks delish and I can almost smell them, too!

Meg said...

That is the best cookie name ever! And it sounds and looks so yummy too. I need to make bread tomorrow, so maybe I will have a big ol' baking day tomorrow too. And all this talk you're doing of Thanksgiving is making me impatient for that day to come, haha.

Debbie said...

yum....i'll be there in a second, save me some!!

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

I wish someone would corner me with those yummy cookies when I come home from work!

Pom Pom said...

Cookies! I need some!
Maybe I'll whip up a batch or two this weekend.
This week went by fast!

Empty Nester said...

I'm working on gluten free recipes for Thanksgiving too! Let me know when you find things that work! I made a gluten free pumpkin cheesecake last night for our Wednesday night supper with the college group and it was really yummy! Are you finding that you have to change amounts when you change the type of flour or not?

Debbie said...

Good morning! Your house must have just smelled WONDERFUL yesterday, haha...Everything sounds great to me. I have a similar cookie recipe but we call them "Monster cookies" haha...haven't made those in years....Have a wonderful day! HUGS said...

Well you have pushed me into the kitchen today. We are making maple shaped leaves out of gingerbread...for Benjamin's class tomorrow.

Buffalo chips...well I don't know about that name...LOL

All looks great and sounds wonderful

Kim said...

Well, the cookies look awesome, but the name.....funny but not really appetizing. Lol
Everytime I look at the basket of apples in the pantry I think I need to make a pie, and then I don't.

Kessie said...

That all sounds so good!

Alica said...

Those pumpkin bars are what's making my mouth water right now! I don't know much about gluten free do you make something like that gluten free?

Dawn said...

Hahaha....baked to celebrate tomorrow was friday- and it was only wednesday!:D Love it!!!
Soooo...did you bake again...seeing tomorrow is really Friday!>

Reginas Cottage said...

the cookies looks so good!!!
have a nice day,

Bonnie K said...

Glad you liked Grandma's kuchen. It is also good with peaches. I like the idea of a baking day. I think I will try that. The cookies look great. I like the name also. Have a great weekend.