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Monday, January 6, 2014

Finally, the Perfect Pink

Gearing up for Valentines.. I have been trying various berries and fruits to get the perfect pink. We have gotten various shades that were pretty but not quite the pink we wanted.

Cherry juice. That got us this great color.

Using frozen cherries from this summer I simply added a bit of lemon juice and sugar and allowed them to reduce on the stove until the color was deep and the syrup/juice started to thicken(not too thick!). Once it had cooled to room temperature I used it to replace the milk in a favorite frosting recipe. Perfect pink, and the added bonus was a great flavor.

I probably could have held off on experimenting with these until closer to Feb, but it was so cold in Houston today and Abby caught a little cold. Sugar whether we like it or not is especially helpful when she doesn't feel well.

I used my Fast Cookie recipe so these were so easy and fast to make. You don't even have to roll the dough, it is a very forgiving gf cookie dough.

1 egg
1/3 c grapeseed oil(trader joe's is being used successfully by many in the corn allergy population)
1 tsp vanilla(homemade using potato or coconut or grape vodka)
1/3 c sugar
1 c gluten free flour
1 tsp baking powder(Hain's)
1 dash salt

1 Beat egg with fork and mix in remaining ingredients.
2 Drop by spoon on ungreased cookie sheet.Stamp each cookie with a glass that has oil on bottom of it and dipped in sugar each time. Bake at 400 until slightly golden around the edages.(about 8 minutes)

NOTE: Or pat on board sprinkled with sugar and cut with cookie cutter. transfer to cookie sheet with spatula.


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