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Gluten Free Fortune Cookies

Get lucky with fortune cookies!

Did you know that eating cookies can bring you good luck?  Especially since 2011 is the Year of the Cookie.

I baked these gluten free fortune cookies for my Mom’s birthday with special messages inside like “To a 90 year old, you’re young” and “What’s another decade?” and “At least you get to eat cake.”

To make the cookies, I used this recipe but substituted all-purpose gluten free flour* plus 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum.  For a first attempt at fortune cookies, they turned out good.  Next time, I won’t make as many at one time since the cookies need to be shaped while they’re still hot.

*A combination of flours usually gives the best result for gluten free baked goods.  Combine 6 cups brown rice flour, 2 cups potato starch, 1 cup tapioca starch, and 1 cup almond meal in a large container and blend thoroughly.  Store this flour blend in the fridge (if you don’t bake often) or get busy and make some more fortune cookies. 

 Today’s Let’s Lunch on twitter features lucky foods.  Take a look at the fortuitous posts rounded up by new author Cheryl Tan at A  Tiger in the Kitchen

Anastasia‘s Asian Stock at Can It You Nit!

Cathy‘s Yu Sheng at Show Food Chef

Emma‘s Korean Rice-Cake Soup at Dreaming of Pots and Pans

Mai‘s very cute roundup of February’s Let’s Lunch at Cooking in the Fruit Bowl

Rashda‘s Long Life Noodles at Hot Curries & Cold Beer

Steff‘s Lucky Orange Muffins at The Kitchen Trials

-Linda   Bookmark and Share

About Free Range Cookies

Hi, I'm Linda. Welcome to Free Range Cookies, a St. Louis food blog with focus on gluten free baking and recipe development. Have a question or comment? Contact me at freerangecookies (at) gmail (dot) com.

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  2. What a fantastic idea! Can’t believe it was your first time with these – they look perfect.

  3. How fun! Love the messages you put in for your mom 🙂

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