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Old 07 November 2018, 12:17 AM
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My wife found a recipe for gluten-free pumpkin spice cookies, which was INCREDIBLE. Tasty and light and fluffy whilst still being a bit crunchy, and none of the usual mouth-feel issues of non-wheat flour which have plagued her trials in the gluten-free baking world. On the bad side: yet another rising threat to our weight and blood sugar issues.... Dietary restrictions had been such a help, the last few years...
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Old 07 November 2018, 11:43 AM
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My wife found a recipe for gluten-free pumpkin spice cookies, which was INCREDIBLE. Tasty and light and fluffy whilst still being a bit crunchy, and none of the usual mouth-feel issues of non-wheat flour which have plagued her trials in the gluten-free baking world. On the bad side: yet another rising threat to our weight and blood sugar issues.... Dietary restrictions had been such a help, the last few years...
Please please share! Mrs Off is also GF and would appreciate a good cookie recipie!
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Old 08 November 2018, 02:21 AM
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Please please share! Mrs Off is also GF and would appreciate a good cookie recipie!
You got it!

2.5 cups gluten-free flour (OK, this may be a sticking point: we buy this from A & J Bakery, and I'm not sure how it compares to other kinds of gluten-free flours. Sorry!)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
.5 tsp. nutmeg
.5 tsp. salt
1.5 cups granulated sugar
.5 cups butter, softened
1 cup pure pumpkin
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar

-Line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with non-stick baking spray.
-Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl.
-Beat sugar and butter with mixer on medium high speed, then blend in pumpkin, egg, and vanilla until incorporated.
-Gradually mix in flour and dry ingredients. The dough will be pretty sticky!
-Refrigerate dough for 3-4 hours (This will reduce stickiness somewhat).
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-Using a cookie dough scoop or your hands, shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll each ball in powdered sugar, and place on baking sheet (12 per sheet).
-Bake for 11-13 minutes.
-Remove from baking sheet to cooling rack. When completely cool, store cookies in an airtight container.

I believe this made about 3-4 dozen cookie, counting the ones I ate

A quick check of A & J Bakery's site shows that, while most of their product distribution is in RI and MA, there are a few other locations in Poughkeepsie and Wappinger, NY; Montclair and Voorhees Township, NJ, and Wexford, PA. You can also order products online, and their All-Purpose Flour is currently on sale for $7.49 per 2-pound bag. Ah! Ingredients:

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Our original blend of flour now available for you to take home and make your own favorite treats. With the xanthan gum already included, our flour has a one to one ratio. Comes in a 2 lb bag.

INGREDIENTS: Tapioca Starch, Potato Starch, Rice Flour, Corn Starch, Corn Flour, Xanthan Gum

Contains: No Major Allergens

Hope this helps!

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Old 08 November 2018, 10:09 PM
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Very helpful! We’ll give it a spin and report back!
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Old 11 November 2018, 03:15 AM
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Got a Roku Streaming Stick+ in anticipation of signing up for the DC Universe streaming service; figured it would be worth learning how to use it and it's capabilities before actually needing it. Something like $50 from Amazon. Install easy on a modern smart TV; "hard" part was having to set up a Roku account and then redo the login/password info for our wifi, Amazon Prime and Netflix accounts for the Roku.

Immediate and obvious benefit: our TV, which is 4K capable, can now finally show 4K material through the Roku. None of our other inputs to the TV - including the "smart" portion of the TV itself - are able to input 4K media.

Second obvious benefit: far superior Netflix access. Both the version of Netflix on our TV and the one we usually use through our Samsung Bluray/sound system are prone to sudden seizures and rebuffering, and video quality can often be visibly subpar (pixellated shadows/darks, etc.). The Roku version is slick as sh- er, butter and clear as day.

Downside: Yet another remote control. Wah-wah.

Well worth the while.
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