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So far I have tried to bake Snickerdoodles twice. They have been really flat. The second time I added just a little more xanthum gum, but that didnt seem to work. Anyone have a good recipe for these. The only thing that I really miss is cookies. I never was a really big bread eater.

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If you are converting a wheat recipe you should up the amount of baking powder or baking soda, from 1/2 to double the amount called for in the recipe. cookies are easy, have you checked out the recipe thread? Do you have a gluten free cookbook? Also, banana bread is very easy to convert to gluten-free, it is almost fool proof.

Good Luck

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The recipe actually from a Celiac cooking site . It had baking soda and powder and the first time I made themthey were really flat so added xanthum gum the second time. I will have to try to find guar gum and make them again(I will use more baking powder and soda). TIA

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try chilling the dough before baking too, that might help.

I've started using Orgran's gluten-free All Purpose Flour mix and lemme tell ya, it works perfect measure for measure in every recipe conversion I've tried. I made Tollhouse cookies again yesterday with these and followed the Tollhouse recipe exactly, just used the Orgrans APF mix instead of regular flour and they were perfect.

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try chilling the dough before baking too, that might help.

I've started using Orgran's gluten-free All Purpose Flour mix and lemme tell ya, it works perfect measure for measure in every recipe conversion I've tried. I made Tollhouse cookies again yesterday with these and followed the Tollhouse recipe exactly, just used the Orgrans APF mix instead of regular flour and they were perfect.

How funny you mention that, I was just talking to my husband about how much I miss plain old Tollhouse cookies yesterday. I've had other choc. chip cookies, but they just aren't the same! I will try to find some of that flour. Hopefully it will help me to once again become a good baker, lol. I'm afraid I just quit trying to make stuff after a while. Thanks for the tip (my kids thank you too, lol)

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How funny you mention that, I was just talking to my husband about how much I miss plain old Tollhouse cookies yesterday. I've had other choc. chip cookies, but they just aren't the same! I will try to find some of that flour. Hopefully it will help me to once again become a good baker, lol. I'm afraid I just quit trying to make stuff after a while. Thanks for the tip (my kids thank you too, lol)

so far I've made two batches using the Orgran APF, and my non gluten-free hubby has eaten quite a few of them, I can't keep him out of them! LOL!

http://www.orgran.com/product.php?content=...;category_id=22

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try chilling the dough before baking too, that might help.

I've started using Orgran's gluten-free All Purpose Flour mix and lemme tell ya, it works perfect measure for measure in every recipe conversion I've tried. I made Tollhouse cookies again yesterday with these and followed the Tollhouse recipe exactly, just used the Orgrans APF mix instead of regular flour and they were perfect.

So your saying that this flour can be used for baking and doesnt cause a reaction. and is basically flour with out the harmful stuff.

try chilling the dough before baking too, that might help.

I've started using Orgran's gluten-free All Purpose Flour mix and lemme tell ya, it works perfect measure for measure in every recipe conversion I've tried. I made Tollhouse cookies again yesterday with these and followed the Tollhouse recipe exactly, just used the Orgrans APF mix instead of regular flour and they were perfect.

So your saying that this flour can be used for baking and doesnt cause a reaction. and is basically flour with out the harmful stuff.

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the ingredients off the box are:

maize starch (corn), tapioca flour, rice flour, vegetable gums: guar, methylcellulose.

Orgran's All Purpose Flour is not only Wheat Free and Gluten Free but dairy free, egg free, yeast free, gmo free, soy free, vegan and no added cane sugar.

I've found that it works most like a wheat flour in baking, they have a self rising flour as well.

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I made monster cookies yesterday. Yum. Ate way too many though. :( They're naturally gluten free when you use gluten free oats and oh so delicious!! YUmmy! Let me know if need the recipe!

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the ingredients off the box are:

maize starch (corn), tapioca flour, rice flour, vegetable gums: guar, methylcellulose.

Orgran's All Purpose Flour is not only Wheat Free and Gluten Free but dairy free, egg free, yeast free, gmo free, soy free, vegan and no added cane sugar.

I've found that it works most like a wheat flour in baking, they have a self rising flour as well.

D'oh! Stupid Flippin' Corn. Grumble.

Sorry. I'll go read posts from people who are allergic to Everything That Is In Everything and then I'll fell better...

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