Where to begin? Cole's moods go up and down as he deals with the issues he personally has since being diagnosed with Celiac. Can I blame him? No. His grades took a downward curve and thankfully, he has pulled them back up again with a few weeks remaining. He also got a penpal to correspond with that I am thankful for as he shared a bit with her, and I truly believe that helped a great deal! So, as a mom, watching my son go through the trials of coming to terms with Celiac has been really hard.
Jealousy over his friends eating what they want has also been an issue with Cole. He has mentioned more than once friends "bragging" or making obvious eating motions when lunch time comes around and they gobble pizza and cookies down. Thankfully, he is getting better at dealing with it and not letting it bother him too much. He still has his "not fair" moments, but who really wouldn't.
I have found a couple recipes, thanks to my friend, that have really hit the tummy in a good way! One being snickerdoodles. Granted, to me they have a teeny tiny aftertaste, but to Cole - who has been on the Celiac diet two months now - there is no noticable issue. He does like them warmed up in the microwave - says they are better. Enjoy!
3/4 cup veggie shortening (can use butter instead)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups sorghum flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup arrowroot starch
2 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
preheat to 375. cream shortening and sugar in large bowl. beat in eggs and vanilla. in separate bowl mix together sorghum, tapioca, arrowroot, cream of tarter, baking soda, and salt. pour dry ingredients into wet ones and beat until well mixed. roll into balls the size of a large walnut. combine last two ingredients in a bowl and then roll balls into it to coat. bake 10 to 12 minutes on a greased cookie sheet.
Now, I baked half of mine right away and then stopped after I coated them for the other half. I then placed the unbaked ones in the freezer and Cole can pop a couple at a time in the oven when he is hungry for a snack.