It is always great when we can sit back and feature a guest post from a fellow food enthusiast. This is actually the first of two posts for the month. Today, travel writer and food lover Kendra Thornton shares a gluten-free cookie recipe. If you search around for Kendra online, you’ll find that she does not have a food blog, but she has submitted several guest postings for other bloggers. Her recipes tend to be inspired by travels, and both Amir and I understand what it is like to keep the memory of a great meal or snack in your back pocket until you return home. It is always nice to relive a vacation through food. This time, Kendra’s gluten-free dessert is a tribute to one of her trips to Walt Disney World.
Delicious Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies for a Spring Treat!
I’ve been especially blessed throughout my life to enjoy traveling to a variety of places where I’ve met wonderful people and indulged in many amazing and diverse foods. Recently, on a trip to Walt Disney World Resort with family and friends, I learned that travel isn’t as easy for some people as it is for me. Those with food allergies often have difficulty finding food they can eat while away from home. Fortunately, Walt Disney World Resort is famous for accommodating individuals with food allergies and sensitivities.
While there, I discovered a great little bakery in Disney World that serves the most amazing gluten-free cookies. Now that I am beginning to understand the difficulties of those with food allergies, this secret was too good not to share. Before heading home, I got some insider information from the Main Street Bakery. Since returning home to Chicago, my family and I have enjoyed these chocolate-chip cookies many times. I hope you do too.
Of course, a trip to Walt Disney World is worth the time and money, but you don’t have to wait for that opportunity to enjoy these gluten-free goodies. I hope you and your family enjoy them as much as my family and I have!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (Recipe by Main Street Bakery) – Approximately 18 – 22 cookies
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 cups certified gluten-free oats
5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit. Prepare a rimmed cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar and salt. Mix well. Add eggs and stir into mixture. Slowly add oats while continuing to stir ingredients. Dough should be soft but thick in consistency. Finally, add chocolate chips. Using a tablespoon or cookie dough scoop, drop small balls of dough about one and a half inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Place in freezer for five minutes. Bake in preheated oven for about 12 minutes or until mostly set. Remove and allow cooling on the cookie sheet until fully set, at least 10 minutes, so they will hold together.
Kendra Thornton: Travel advocate, TV spokesperson, PR businesswoman, proud wife and mama of 3. I am a long time travel expert who has been packing my bags and traveling the world since I was 3 months old! I’ve found my utmost desire in life is right here in my own home. This last post was inspired by my latest trip to Orlando at the Walt Disney World Resort for “Duo Dishes!” I have mixed my excitement for travel by bringing the taste of authentic cuisine to my own home with some of my unique recipes. Enjoy!
Click HERE for the printable recipe.