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DSC_0040The description on the package of the shortbread mix says…”Light and delicate, this Gluten Free Shortbread Cookie Mix is the go-to cookie mix for bakers looking to make the perfect shortbread cookie”.

It continues…”Sweet, but not overly rich, these cookies are delightful on their own, but can be spruced up with a few minor adaptations.”

I baked these with my parents in mind since they love a good shortbread biscuit with tea.  Since this was a Gluten Free mix, I was really interested in getting their feedback.


 The description on the package was right on. Delicate, light, just enough sweetness, a perfect snack time cookie.

Very easy to make:

  • 1 pkg. (1 1/2 lb) of Bob’s Red Mill GF Shortbread Cookie Mix
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 TBS water

Beat the butter for 30 seconds. Add the egg yolk. Add the water. Add the mix in 3 stages.  The dough is super crumbly but it rolls out very easily between two sheets of wax paper. Easy cleanup.  Make your cut outs and bake 15 minutes at 375 F.  

If you know someone or if a member of your family must stay away from wheat gluten, look for this mix.  Delicious!


Now I want to know what your favorite Gluten Free recipe is. I’ve seen so many out in the blogsphere and they all look fantastic.  So if you have a GF recipe for cookies, cakes, etc. that is easy and it’s one of your favorites, let me know.  I’d love to try it.


What’s MORE?….

It’s that GIANT COOKIE I promised. Here is the Graduation Cookie Tray with the Giant Cookie in the middle.


A giant pizza cookie, cream cheese cut outs, sugar cookies, star brownies, brownie balls, chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, carrot cake whoopie pies. Good Luck, Katelyn!




What about “Creamed Spinach”.  Here is my version. Serves 4

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1 2/ bags of baby spinach
  • 3.5 oz Goat cheese
  • salt aDSC_0051nd pepper and garlic powder

Directions:  Put about 1 TBS olive oil in a pan. Heat on medium high and saute the pepper for 4 minutes. Add the spinach and let it cook down, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low, add goat cheese and let simmer 10 minutes letting the cheese melt. Add salt and pepper, garlic to taste. Keep warm until ready to serve.

A review of Saturday. 

Shane and I ran 6.6 miles through the Switchbacks at Valley View golf course. That was exciting because we met 2 dogs, off leash.  Shane was very friendly as were they and all went well.  I thought the Switchbacks would be teaming with horseflies because it was warmer and muggier this morning. It wasn’t that bad. A good run. 

As for the rest of the day, Dad and Ted played golf, Mum and I decorated the cookies, etc. for the graduation tray…

My Cookie Tray Helper.

My Cookie Tray Helper.


We played with the dogs, Mocha and Shane. Shopped…it was a very nice Saturday spent with Mum.

Looking forward to a more relaxed Sunday.


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