We begin with a riddle

Children:Old People :: Sugar Cookies:X
Solve for X

(give up?)
(here’s the answer)

It’s true.  Biscotti are cookies for old people.  They’re nutty, crunchy, and great with coffee.  Just like Grandpa.  Now, don’t get us wrong, you’re kids will like these cookies.  It shows maturity on their part. 

Reward their sophistication with more cookies.

You can mix anything(s) into this batter.  We narrowed 12 batches down to two favorites:  
Lemon Ginger Pignoli
Cinnamon Pecan

Make some for your Gluten Free Grandparents today.
(and call them, they worry)


Gluten Free, Dairy Free, No Processed Sugar, Soy Free, Corn Free

Basic Dough

  • 1 1/2 cups Garbanzo Bean Flour
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • 3/4 cup Tapioca Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Granulated Palm Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

For Lemon Pignoli Add:

  • 1 cup Toasted Pinenuts (Pignoli)
  • Zest and Juice of 2 Lemons
  • 3 tablespoons Rice Flour

For Chocolate Chip Add:

  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract

Get Busy

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix together the garbanzo bean flour, rice flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt.  Whisk to incorporate.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk together the coconut oil and palm sugar, then add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
    For Lemon Pignoli:
    Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, pinenuts and extra rice flour into the wet ingredients.
    For Chocolate Chip:
    Stir in the chocolate chips and almond extract into the wet ingredients.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.  This is a very dry dough and will require some kneading to form a ball.  If the dough looks too wet and sticky to form a smooth ball, sprinkle in extra rice flour until everything comes together.
  5. Split the dough into two halves and pat them onto a cookie sheet, forming two loaves (~9x5x1/2inches each) side by side.
  6. Bake the loaves for 25-30 minutes, or until golden and crusty on top (just like Grandpa).
  7. Remove the loaves from your oven and let them cool until you can handle them comfortably.
  8. Cut each loaf into 3/4 inch slices.  Place the slices on their sides
    (this may take another cookie sheet) and put back in the oven for
    another 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown all over.
  9. Remove the cookies from your oven, cool for five minutes on the cookie sheets, then transfer them to cooling racks.
  10. Send your Grandparents a care package.  They Deserve it.

Yield: ~24 cookies
Prep. Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: ~40 minutes