Cookies for Daddy
Jun. 16, 2010 11:38 am
Updated: Jun. 20, 2010 5:58 am
With Father's Day coming up this weekend, and with not only Daddy, but both grandfathers needing meaningful gifts but not wanting us to buy them a thing, every year we fall back on the homemade baked goods as a present. Honestly, they love it more than
if we had gone all out and spent a lot of money.
However, in order to include Carly in the gift-giving, we have to make sure the recipes are GFCF diet compatible, but since none of the gentlemen we're baking for have committed any crimes, the cookies have to be tastier than most of the recipes can produce.
The real problem I've found with the GFCF baked goods tends to be the substitute flours that replace the wheat. Many of the soy, rice, and potato flours leave an aftertaste that cannot be hidden, so it's best to use a recipe that calls for little or no flour.
On this website I've found several flourless chocolate cake recipes, as well as a chocolate cookie recipe that calls for no flour. One of our favorite treats are the Peanut Butter Cup recipes that call for just chocolate chips, peanut butter, and powdered
sugar. Since we need to cut sugar in our family for health reasons, I cut the powdered sugar and replace the missing amount with corn starch, since it is the sugar that makes it have the good peanut-butter-cup consistency in the middle.
However you celebrate the weekend, be sure to include all of the people who make Father's Day special!