What we’ve been up to with Echo’s Friends’ Cookies!

Hi all! Sorry for being kinds of missing in action this week, Lindsey and I have been busy making puppy treats and launching Echo’s Friends’ Cookies!!

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Saturday Lindsey and I made Puppy Truffies to take to Camp Run-a-mutt Sunday.

We also made:

Peanut butter Banana Crunchies

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Carrot Banana Sticks These now have flax seed meal instead of corn meal, which we all like even better.

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Apple Cinnamon bites

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We took all these to an event at Camp Run-A-Mutt! Julie (the awesome manager) set us up with a spot and a table to sell our treats/cookies! The pet parents reactions were very positive and the dogs loved them!!

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And Sunday night after the event Lindsey came up with a new one!!

Chicky Crisps!
These came out so good once again we couldn’t stop eating them. We think they need to be a people treat too!

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Also check out:

Echo’s Friends’ Cookies Website and Facebook Page!

Filmmaking & Cookiebaking’s Instagram

Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Snickerdoodle Cookies, Gluten-free (and regular)

I think I have mentioned this before but my mother has gone gluten-free and I am thinking about it, so today I am taking a standard snicker doodle recipe and making it gluten free! You can always make it with regular flour though!

• Add sugar and butter to your mixing bowl, mix well.

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• Add 2 eggs, mix well. (I added 3 because I made 1 1/2 x the recipe)

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• Add baking soda, salt, cream of tarter, cinnamon, and GF flour, mix very very very well!
( Start very slow or flour will go everywhere, oh I have done this, it’s no fun)

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• Next in a separate bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.

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• Roll your dough into consistent sized balls for whatever size cookie you wish, then roll in cinnamon sugar mixture.

• Place on parchment lined baking sheets. (You can even sprinkle on a little more cinnamon before baking if you so desire)

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• Chill your dough in the refrigerator for 10 minutes or the freezer for 5 before baking. (if you don’t do this your cookies will become very flat, like my first batch)

• Bake at 350° for 8 to 12 minutes depending on the size of your cookies.

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Enjoy!

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Calories per cookie, (if your dough only makes 24 cookies – 180 per cookie)
This is great compared to most Chocolate chip cookies!

Soft Snickerdoodle Cookies

Adapted from Food.com

1 C Butter
1 1/2 C Sugar
2 Lg Eggs
2 3/4 C Gluten Free Flour (or AP flour)
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. Baking soda
1 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Cinnamon

Separate bowl:
3 TBSP Sugar
3 TBSP Cinnamon

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Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site

Banana “Pancakes” Gluten free

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My new friend Jessie texted me today to show me her recipe for Banana “Pancakes”. She came over and made them with Lindsey, Nicolle, & I. They are gluten free, completely flour free pancakes, almost more of a crepe.

The ratio is 1.5 Banana to every 2 eggs. Depending on how much you want to make.

• Slice up you banana. I think we did 6 bananas.20130120-225841.jpg20130120-225851.jpg

• Put your bananas in a bowl and add eggs. (We had 6 bananas so we used 8 eggs.)

• Mash them together, leaving some medium/small chunks.

• Oil your griddle very well, Coconut oil is best. Though coconut oil will start to scorch if it gets to hot.

• Cook them like a pancake. Keeping the griddle well greased throughout.

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• Cover a plate with paper towels for excess oil.

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We ate ours without any syrup or toppings and they rocked! Though they would be good with honey or jam as well.

Try them out and let us know what you think!

Also check out:
Sister site: Craft Making and Drag Racing

Lindsey’s Jewelry: Hard Wear by Lindsey (Awesome stuff)

Rustified.com – Lifestyle Inspirations from a Renaissance Man (I love his blog- 365 page book for this year, recipes, & daily inspirations)

Rusty J’s Music Site