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Member Since 07 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 13 2011 10:31 PM

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Flat Cookies

11 December 2011 - 11:33 PM

I have had this chocolate chewy cookie recipe since I won a blue ribbon for them in 4H in the fourth grade, and everyone loves them when I make them. I tried making them last night at a Christmas party with my new Red Mill gluten free all purpose flour. However, they would not rise at all. They flattened out and ran into each other, becoming a huge glob on the pan instead of cookies. My fiancee, God love him, created "Brownie balls" or as I renamed them "Brownie Bites". But, I would like to be able to make my cookies again. Without having to buy 4 different types of flour/starch as suggested on many gluten free recipe sites, how do I solve this problem? My friend suggested adding more baking soda, but that didn't help. They don't spread out like that w/ gluten flour, and they puff up. Any suggestions?

Happy Yet Frustrated With New Diagnosis

07 December 2011 - 10:08 PM

I have had a stomach ache pretty much my entire life! I also have had bouts with depression, anxiety, and anger issues. I have had to have thousands of dollars worth of dental work done because some of my permanent teeth never developed. I have had serious menstrual difficulties. I feel like I could just pass out every time that I eat. Now, I know why! Yet, it is so difficult. I bought a lot of gluten free food the other day; I made it an adventure. Yet, label reading is so difficult. I am trying to read carefully all labels, and I was doing well for the first few days of being diagnosed until...beer. I wanted to try a gluten free beer, and I had read that St Peters was gluten free. Well, apparently not all of the St Peters beers are gluten free. After consuming almost all of a cream stout, I decided to read the back. Three kinds of barely are used to make it. Crap. So, now I'm starting over with this diet. My stomach has not gotten better since I've started, and now I've set myself back. My question is, how long did you wait until you saw results from your gluten free diet? I want to feel normal for the first time in my life, and I'm so angry with myself for screwing up with the beer that I almost cried. Would a total body cleansing help, or should I just stay stringent with the diet? This kind of sucks lol but there are a lot of great alternatives out there: Amy's gluten free pizza, for instance. :unsure:

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