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    In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease. In 1998 I founded The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore!, and I am the co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.

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    Scott Adams
    Lisas Firehouse Chocolate Chip Cookies:
    1 cup white rice flour
    1 cup brown rice flour
    2/3 cup tapioca flour
    1/3 cup potato starch
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    ¾ Cup Brown Sugar
    1 Cup White Sugar
    3 Eggs
    1 ½ teaspoon Vanilla (if using Authentic Foods ½ teaspoon)
    2 Cup Chocolate Chips
    ¾ Cup Butter
    ¾ Cup Shortening
    Mix everything together bake at 350 for 10 to 12 min.
    I revised my special cookie recipe that I use to make when I was in forestry, My friends cant even tell they are gluten-free cookies. Make extra because they go fast!

    Scott Adams
    ½ cup salted butter, softened
    3/8 cup brown sugar, packed
    3/8 cup granulated white sugar
    1 large egg
    ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 cup instant masa de maiz (The masa flour is finely ground hominy normally used for making tamales or corn tortillas, and is available wherever Mexican staple ingredients are sold)
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    1 pinch salt (optional)
    ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
    1 cup (6 ounces by weight) chocolate chips
    Beat butter, sugars, egg, and vanilla until fluffy. Add masa, soda, and salt; mix well. Stir in the nuts and chips. Roll the batter into balls about one inch in diameter or slightly larger. Bake on un-greased cookie sheets at 375 degree for about 10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for several minutes before you transfer them to a rack to finish cooling. They will fall apart if you try to transfer them too hot, and they will stick if you let them cool completely on the cookie sheet.

    Scott Adams
    ½ cup butter or margarine
    ¾ cup peanut butter
    1 cup white rice flour
    ¼ cup tapioca flour
    ½ cup sugar
    ½ cup packed brown sugar
    1 egg
    ½ teaspoon baking soda
    ½ teaspoon baking powder
    1 bag milk chocolate chips
    In a bowl beat margarine and peanut butter with an electric mixer until well blended. Add flours, sugars, egg, baking soda and powder. Beat until thoroughly combined. Add in chocolate chips and mix with a fork. Shape into 1 inch balls, and flatten by crisscrossing with a fork. Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.

    Scott Adams
    This recipe comes to us from Ellen in Oregon.
    Mix in a bowl with a wire whisk:
    1 cup white rice flour
    ¼ cup sorghum flour (or any other gluten-free flour you like)
    ¼ cup rice protein powder or ¼ cup any other gluten-free flour
    ½ to 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
    ¾ teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
    ½ teaspoon cinnamon
    1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
    ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom, or to taste
    ¼ to ½ teaspoon salt
    In a mixer beat:
    1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, or 1 cup oil (I like safflower) or for a lower fat version:
    ½ cup oil + ½ cup baby food pears (I use a 4 oz. jar of organic pears)
    1 cup brown sugar
    1 large egg or 2 egg whites
    Beat in flour mixture, then when well combined add:
    1/3 to ½ cup crystallized ginger, chopped fine
    1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
    Optional: Chopped nuts and raisins
    Drop dough by rounded teaspoons (I used a tablespoon) onto a Teflon or coated pan, or butter yours and bake in preheated oven at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden (approximately 18 minutes). Cool on baking sheet 1 minute, and then transfer to racks to cool completely.
    Extra notes: The rice protein powder I use is from NutriBiotic and is labeled vegetarian brown rice. The rice protein powder tastes great in baking, but terrible as a blender drink. It also adds a nice consistency to the finished baked goods. Other than the rice protein powder, I only use white rice flour for baking because the result is more predictable and tastes better than brown rice flour, even though I am aware that brown rice is more nutritious - but give me a break - I am making cookies and sweet treats after all. . The oil + baby food pears (it could also be applesauce) takes the place of 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter. The baby food pears, produced better results than the applesauce. I cannot taste the pears at all, just the flavors of the spices. When I have used applesauce, the taste of the apples always came through. I use baby food pears + oil in all my baking.

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