Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies2__No Sugarless Gum

When you have one food sensitivity, it’s likely that you have another.  Or many more.  One common culprit is grains.  Not just wheat and rye, but corn, quinoa, buckwheat, etc.  Luckily, coconut flour is very useful and effective.  In a few weeks I’m cutting grains from my diet (more on that in a later post), hoping that will finally do away with the few straggling (but nonetheless completely annoying) symptoms I have left.  Even though I’m still two weeks away from this new diet (I’m waiting until after I go to Vegas for my anniversary–no sense in struggling through the initial phases while I’m there) there’s no reason I can’t do some preparation; especially when these delicious cookies are part of the mix! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Spritz Cookies

Spritz Cookies2__No Sugarless Gum

I had hoped to get this recipe out before Christmas, but it wasn’t quite right and I ran out of butter.  But now I get to use the cute tea towel my aunt Jenna gave me for my pictures!

Every year at Christmas my uncle Rae (who is really my aunt and no one seems to be able to tell my why we call her that), makes a large box of cookies that everyone hovers over all night.  And inside that box is my absolute favorite Christmas food ever: spritz cookies.  Spritz Cookies3__No Sugarless GumThis was my first fructose-free Christmas, and I was nervous about staring down those cookies. In past years I would eat them nonstop and then Rae would give me a bagful later in the evening so I could continue to stuff my face with them while at home. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Big Fat Cookies

Big Fat Cookies2__No Sugarless Gum-2

I have good news about these cookies, but I also have bad news.  And then after that I have some good news again.

The good news is that they really are as good as they look.  No, they’re better!  They are soft, buttery, fluffy, and no one would guess they are fructose and gluten free.

Now the bad news: I can’t give you the recipe.

Wait!  Don’t leave just yet… Continue reading