Tuesday, May 1, 2012

100th Post Toast!

GF INDIE has reached 100 posts. WHEW! We made it!
I believe that with any landmark in one’s life comes an appropriate celebration. We could drink oodles of champagne or yell from the top of the mountain but…that one glass of champagne simply won’t cut it and unfortunately the only thing close to a mountain around Tulsa is “Turkey Mountain” which my friends is sadly a tall hill. However when someone asked me what I did over the weekend I CAN legitimately say I climbed/hiked/trail ran a mountain right? I trust you will keep my secret.

I have a better celebratory contender that beats the bubbles and the belt out though. Sprinkles! Oh yes, those colorful little slits of sugar that sit atop sundaes. But these won’t be adorning cupcakes or creamed desserts my friends. Oh no, that wouldn’t be enough for this Indie.

Enter, cake batter cookies. Moist, addicting, ooey gooey celebratory sprinkle bliss. Spread all over pinterest I knew this would be the perfect recipe for disaster on my diet celebrating 100 posts. A small fix here and there to the ingredient list to make it gluten free and these cookies were close to holy grail standard. I added an egg for binding, and upped the oil just a tad to keep them moist.

Ill keep the cork on the champagne, skip the hike, and instead toast you from the kitchen in a cake batter cookie salute.

Thank you all who have put up with me for 100 posts. Maybe I will sneak one more cookie to cheers to the next 100…

Gluten Free Cake Batter Cookies
I don’t know what else you could possibly ask for in a cookie. They are packed with fun sprinkles, easy and quick to make, require few ingredients, and even come out splendid with store bought gluten free cake mix! But I had you at sprinkles right? I made 2 batches of 12…some of the cookie dough may have not made it to the cookie sheet though!

• 1 package gluten free cake mix, I used Pamela’s Yellow Cake Mix
• 1 tsp baking powder
• 3 eggs
• ½-3/4 cup vegetable oil
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1 cup sprinkles!

Preheat your oven to 350F.
Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir to combine. Try not to eat too much of the dough.

The batter will be sticky so I suggest to light wet your hands for the next part.
Roll into small almost golf size balls, and lightly pat down onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.



  1. Would love to talk to you about a new show I'm casting for GSN regarding Home Cooks! Rane.Laymance@rrstaff.com thanks! - Rane, Casting Producer

  2. I found your blog while googling GF restaurants in Tulsa, which led to a review written by you on Tulsa Food. Then, I saw that Jessica designed your blog and figured out you all were cousins. We met briefly at a 4th of July party, I think. My mom is GF and I was trying to find a fun place to take her to eat. I love Dilly Deli (that's the review of yours that I read) and will be taking her there.

    These cookies look delicious and I'll have to add them to my GF recipes.

  3. I am so glad you found my blog and I appreciate your sweet comment! Cafe Samana (organic,health food), Cosmo (sandwiches etc), and Joe Mammas (pizza) are also must stops for GF folks in Tulsa that specifically offer GF menus.
    And warning, those cookies are addictive! :)