Monday, October 22, 2007

Baby Shower Food Week!

So my celiac sister is pregnant, and we just threw a shower for her. It was kind of fun to have an entire party that was gluten free. So to inspire you in your baby shower endeavors, this week we will be posting the different foods we served for our celiac sister to her non celiac friends.

By the way, isn't she lovely?
Here's a sampling of what's to come.

Sugar Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 1/2 tsp GF vanilla
2 eggs
3 cups white rice flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Cream butter and sugars. Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each. Mix flour, baking soda and salt together, and then add to the butter mixture. Stir well. Roll into balls. Bake in a 375 oven for 8-9 minutes, or until slightly browned on top. Remove cookie sheet from oven and let cookies cool for a couple minutes. Remove and place on wire rack to finish cooling. Frost as desired.
So all I did here was take Liz's White Chocolate and Macadamia Nut Cookies and omit the chips and nuts. I tried rolling them out and using cookie cutters, but the cookies turned out very flat. Verrrrrry flat. Rolling them into balls is key, as it cooks them before they have a chance to spread too much. I love the taste of these cookies, in fact many couldn't believe they were gluten free. There is a slight texture issue. They seem to stick to your teeth a bit, but there I go again downplaying the cookies and my sister Beka would be very upset. I used cream cheese frosting, but only because that's what we used on the cupcakes. Cream cheese frosting is not good for cookies that need to be stacked, but it tastes delicious.


the veggie paparazzo said...

How beautiful! What a lovely shower.

liz said...

so cute!

Amy looks great!!!

It's just me... said...

Wow! What inspiration!

It makes me feel like I can conquer Will's fourth birthday with no problems...

Congrats on pulling off a lovely GF shower!

michelle said...

I love that recipe, but mine always need to be hit with a spatula to flatten them when they come out. How soft is your butter, maybe that is my problem. Cute prego girl!

Melony said...

the veggie paparazzo-thank you!

it's just me-You can do it!

Michelle-I did not flatten mine, but my butter is room temp, so very soft. Maybe that's it?

Liz-you are not kidding. How cute can she get? And how many times can she change her hairstyle in 9 months?

Sea said...

I want a sister, so she can through me a lovely GF shower someday when I'm pregnant... lol. You're fantastic, this shower was very sweet of you. And Amy does look absolutely lovely.


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