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On Wednesday nights we have a potluck at church and we are always looking for something new to bring. Yesterday we were in a time crunch so Rachel decided to make  shortbread cookies because they come together pretty quickly. She made The Picky Cook’s Pecan Shortbread. I must say that they were AWESOME! I’d love to share a picture of them, but that would be difficult since none of them made it home. We have some more dough in the fridge and if any make it to a plate we will get some pics.

Rachel did adapt the recipe ever so slightly, she added 2-3 Tablespoons of cool water to the dough. It just seemed to need it to stick together.


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Yummy mock Twinkie cupcakes without all the additives or preservatives!

2 1/2 cups sifted flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter softened
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup sugar
4 eggs separated
1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a large bowl.  Add butter, milk, sugar, vanilla, and egg yolks.

Beat egg whites on high-speed until stiff peaks form. Slowly and gently fold egg whites into cake batter.

Pour cake batter into lined muffin tins and bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes. Once completely cool top with White Mountain Icing.

Click here for the White Mountain Icing Recipe.

Read more about the Twinkie cupcakes and look at more pictures here.

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We currently have very little of our Pamela’s Bread Mix (which we use as gluten-free all-purpose flour) left so I have been coming up with more ideas for baking with little or no flour. Today while looking at different chocolate baked good recipes I found a recipe for gluten-free chocolate and cinnamon cupcakes. The nice thing about these cupcakes is that they use oat flour, which is easy to make.

I was trying to decide between chocolate or vanilla icing but after my Mom, Caroline, and I tried the batter we all agreed vanilla would probably be the best. I made a simple buttercream which I piped on top of the cupcakes and garnished with a little ground cinnamon.

I am very pleased with the way the cupcakes came out. The oat flour gave them a  nice texture and taste. They were also really satisfying with the vanilla buttercream on top. They could make very nice muffins if I altered the recipe a little to make it a little more healthy. What are your favorite types of cupcakes to make?