Mexican Wedding Cookies

Since I’ll be visiting my daughter-in-law Amy tomorrow, I can’t go empty-handed.  She has been eating gluten-free for over a year now, and really misses things like cake, cookies, and bread.  Earlier this year I participated as a recipe-tester for Jeanne at Art of Gluten-Free Baking.  She’s doing a gluten-free cookbook that I’m eagerly anticipating, scheduled to come out (I believe) soon.  As a recipe-tester, I got an early look at some of the recipes which will go into the book, and I’ve been sharing the products with Amy.  These Mexican  Wedding Cookies were a big hit with her and I’ll be taking some up to her tomorrow.  I can’t share the recipe here yet, because that was one of the conditions of doing the testing, but I can show you how they look:

Mexican Wedding Cookies, gluten-free

And because I can’t ignore my son, I’m taking Bryan some of his favorite childhood (or maybe it was adolescent) home cooking: Bryan’s Meat And Rice.  When he was a teenager, he could eat a lot of this stuff–and I have to confess a fondness for it as well.  Bryan and I like to scoop it up with Cool Ranch Flavor Doritos.

Bryan's Meat and Rice

Bryan’s Meat and Rice (serves 1 teenager)

1/2 lb. ground beef

1 cup rice

1 can Rotel tomatoes with their juice

salt and pepper

In a saucepan with a tight-fitting lid, fry ground beef until brown.  Drain.  To beef in pan, add raw rice.  Add enough water to the tomatoes and their juice to equal about 2 1/2 cups.  Add to pan.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to the lowest setting, cover with a lid, and cook until all liquid is absorbed and rice is cooked.  Scoop with Cool Ranch Doritos.


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One Response to Mexican Wedding Cookies

  1. lars the food novice says:

    Top Secret cookies? I suppose if you gave the recipe out operatives would come to your house to dispense ‘Jeanne’s Revenge’. Better keep mum.

    Are these like butter cookies? Do they have a funky after-taste?

    Gluten-free cooking is too often like partner-free sex – only satisfying to a degree. I hope this ‘Jeanne’ person comes up with a creative tome.

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