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.
Preheat oven to 350.
a bowl mix:
2 ¼ cups tapioca flour
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup sugar
½ tsp. xanthan gum (omit for pie crust)
a blender or food processor mix:
1 cup Filberts/Macadamias
¼ cup water
½ cup canola oil
1 tsp. vanilla
Grind the nuts very fine. Add contents of food processor to bowl and mix. Roll into balls and flatten. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 350 for 10 - 15 minutes, or until they begin to turn golden-brown. The recipe makes 2 ½ dozen cookies.
This dough rolls out on a potato-starch-floured board quite successfully to make cookie-cutter cookies. It also makes an excellent pie crust - flaky and delicious. Cover the edges with foil and pre-bake for 15 minutes before filling.