My husband and son are away on a motorcycle trip traveling 1700 miles up through Canada. Last night they came across a black bear, which, other than the scenery of Banff and Lake Louise, has been a highlight. They took both our cameras, so today I decided to stop by Walmart and pick up a very inexpensive digital camera. It has no card that can be removed, so you have to download directly from the camera to the computer. I thought, no problem, I can do that. I proceeded to take pictures of every step in creating what I thought were wonderful gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.I tried to download the software, which you have to use in order for the images to download to the computer, only to find the disc was damaged. Frustrated, I went online to the manufacturer’s site and emailed support to receive a downloadable version, which they promptly sent. I tried to download the files but my computer would not open them. I decided to call the support number. After twenty minutes of being on hold, I gave up and took my camera and damaged disc back to Walmart, only to realize I had left the usb port back home. I returned home more frustrated than ever, grabbed the port and headed back to Walmart. The gentleman was kind enough to open a new package and retrieve a new disc for me.Downloading the new disc, I was excited to finally get the images online, however, the document would still not open! I had now wasted nearly my whole day and still no pictures. I’ve decided to post the recipe without them, besides, everyone knows the steps of making chocolate chip cookies.

My men are due home tomorrow. I can hardly wait! I guess I’ll clean the house; probably what I should have been doing all along.


Yummy Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

2 1/4 cups GF flour mix (I use Pamela’s)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 3.4 oz. package of instant vanilla pudding
1 cup butter softened
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (opt)

Combine first three ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. Place softened butter in a medium size bowl and add eggs, brown sugar, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix until fluffy.

Add butter mixture to flour and thoroughly blend. Add chocolate chips and nuts.

I bake my cookies on parchment paper, but a plain cookie sheet will work too. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.

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