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Monday, May 18, 2009

Flying Saucer Cookies

With all the "going gluten free" buzz in my house, we immediately thought of changing over favorite bread recipes and other household traditions. Then we moved on to the thought of favorite beloved cookie recipes that will "never be quite the same."
In fact, we were so worried about the idea of altering recipes that we almost overlooked several GREAT recipes that are NATURALLY gluten free! These cookies are easy to make and were even favorites before we realized the importance of their ingredients!

These in particular are a chocolate-lover's paradise! (so I'm told by my mom and sister) And for those who don't care much for chocolate like myself...they are still a great alternative cookie every once in a while! They kind of remind me of the top of a pan of brownies....

(double this)
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup nuts (we've used walnuts or almonds)
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla

Combine the butter and sugar in a sauce pan. Cook over low heat until the butter is melted. Cool slightly. Grind the nuts fine and add to the mixture. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Blend the egg and vanilla until well beaten, then add to the chocolate mixture.

Line cookie sheets with foil. Drop batter onto foil and bake at 375 F for 10 minutes. Slide the foil off the cookie sheets and cool COMPLETELY, then peel the cookies off. If the cookies stick, try baking them for a few minutes longer.


  1. Hi Just found your blog today through recipezaar, and am making these cookies as we "speak". Just wondered...Do you preheat the oven?
    No salt -really?
    Is the batter supposed to be thin and runny? I am chilling it so that I can scoop it out onto the pan.
    Last question: You DO scoop it out, I am assuming by tablespoons?
    The recipe sounds heavenly to me and the smell is already really good, and I haven't even started baking them yet.
    I did cut down the sugar to 1/2 cup and I added about a half teaspoon of salt. I'll let ya know how they are.

  2. Well! They are delicious! Thanks so much for publishing the recipe. I've never seen one like it, and looking at recipes is a hobby of mine. They did have to be baked about 13 minutes. (I live at high altitude.) I nudged them off the foil using my silicone spatula. YUM!
    I want to try your monster cookies next.
    Thanks again. I will try to give a review over at recipezaar, but I make no promises. I have some cookie eatin ta do!