Belated Easter goodies

I know, I know. It’s so far past Easter it’s just not funny. But I made a cute little Easter cake and some cookies, and just wanted to share them! I’d been so inspired by all the amazing iced cookies people are making around the world, that I thought I’d give it a go. I’m a little bit arty and crafty, so I thought I wouldn’t be too bad at it. ezsterCollage1   Read more…

Peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies

A while ago I wrote about some delicious cookies I received at a wedding. I enjoyed those cookies so much, but suffered the next day from sugar withdrawals. {Sob} I really want to be able to enjoy sweet goodies like these from time to time. So I got the recipe from the gorgeous Jas over at the gluten free scallywag, and tried to change it to include fructose free ingredients.

I don’t have much experience with altering recipes, and that was very apparent in the end results! I made half a batch of the regular sugar version, and half substituting dextrose (glucose powder) and rice malt syrup for the sugar and honey. I used dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate, so there was still some fructose in there.

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I think the flavour was okay, but the cookies just didn’t rise like the others. They were so flat, a completely different texture, and came out with lots of little holes on top. So, needless to say, I was the only one eating those sad little cookies. And as it turns out, none of my kids really like peanut butter – what is wrong with them?!