Tuesday, March 19, 2013

GF Muesli - Raisin, Craisin Cookies

Ready to try something new?  Not super sweet and kind of light and crunchy.  Nice with some tea or coffee.  These are from the package of Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Muesli, minus the eggs, add some raisins and reduce the fat by half.  

Store in an air tight container for a couple days or freeze, because with less fat they will dry out sooner.  I put a frozen one in my lunch and when I decide to eat it, it is nice and fresh.

For a chewy, softer cookie don't reduce the fat. If you don't have egg allergies or you aren't a vegan you simply don't substitute for the eggs.  

Weight Watcher Points Plus followers can add 3 points per cookie made with half the fat, 3.4 points per cookie with the whole cup of butter or butter substitute. Points don't vary much using less fat, but if you are trying to lower your daily fat intake you might use this option.

GF Muesli - Raisin, Craisin Cookies                            Makes 32-33 Cookies for lower fat option,
                                                                                                    35-38 for full fat option
1 cup butter, or butter substitute     1/2 cup for lighter version
1 cup sugar
1 tsp salt
2 eggs or egg substitute ( I used Ener -G Egg Replacer)
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 cup raisins
Preheat oven to 350.    Line baking sheets or spray with a non stick cooking spray
In a large mixing bowl cream butter, sugar and salt. Add eggs or egg substitute and vanilla, mix well.  
In a smaller bowl combine flour, xanthan gum, baking powder and spices. Add to butter mixture, and stir to mix. Stir in muesli and raisins.
Drop by 2 Tbsp onto cookie sheet and slightly press down. Bake for 15 minutes, edges will slightly brown.  Let cool slightly on cookie sheet before transferring to cooling racks.  

I like to use silicone liners or parchment paper when baking cookies.

Mmmm....just look at all the coconut, raisins, craisins, and  nuts.

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