Special Diets on November 29, 2010 by

Gluten Free All Purpose Flour for Cookies

Having cookies on hand makes entertaining a snap!

Yep, it’s officially cookie season! I don’t know about you, but we’ve already made a few batches of mint chocolate chip at our house, as well as some of these fun dog treats. Alas, the dog treats are not gluten free, but our pup doesn’t need to be gluten free.

During the holidays I like to have a few batches of cookies in the freezer for unexpected guests or unexpected invitations.  Nothing makes a potluck easier than grabbing a bag of cookies out of the freezer – especially if you need to be gluten free and don’t have time to let your host know. If you’ve got some cookies in the freezer to take with you, you know you’ll get something yummy no matter what everyone else brings.

Why spend a bunch of time and energy finding five different flours for each recipe when you can buy our all purpose mix and use it for all sorts of cookies? I’m not discounting the amazing variety of flavors you can get with teff flour and oat flour, but I like things to be handy and easy in the baking department.

Here are some of our favorite gluten free cookie recipes using our Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour. It’s on sale on our website for the month of December at 25% off! Check it out here.


Tami says:

1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

If I have that recipe, can I substitute the same amt of the all purpose GF flour in this recipe?

AmandaCarter says:

Hi Tami – Yes, you can substitute our All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Flour for the same amount of regular all purpose flour in any recipe. You may want to add 1/4-1/2 teaspoon Xanthan Gum to the this recipe as well if you are using GF flour.

Amber says:

My son is also allergic to corn. Is there a substitute for xanthum gum?

You can try guar gum or this concoction, which we’ve heard very good things about:

Ginger says:

The peanut butter cookie recipe only calls for 3 Tablespoons of GF flour. is that right? i’ve never used Bob’s GF baking flour before. I just got some and want to try the peanut butter cookies. thanks.

While that does seem like a small amount of flour, all of the reviews of the recipe are very good, so I’d have to guess that it works just fine with only 2 Tbsp of flour.

nancy bouchard says:

why is there no Xantham gum used in the peanut butter recipe?

Peanut butter is usually enough of a binder to not need xanthan gum. There are definitely recipes that don’t need a gum to replace the gluten and this is just one of them.

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