Lemon Ricotta Cookies & Peanut Butter Puffs

I came back from Pike Place with my friend Michelle, inspired by the zesty music, colors, and bustle of the market. These pics aren’t mine but I’ll show off some Seattle festivity really quick! (It is also Folk Fest time. Haven’t been able to check it out yet, but definitely on my list for next year. Hope some of you have!)

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(http://www.buyolympia.com/q/Item=mike-matas-pike-place-market)

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(http://www.nationstates.net/nation=pike_place_market)

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Love ’em or hate ’em, Starbucks and Seattle are inseparable.

(http://themooseadventure.blogspot.com/2010/03/day-4-starbucks-at-pike-place.html)

Anyway, thanks to Pike’s Place, here are 2 recipes that took their own zesty turn:

Lemon Ricotta Cheese Cookies:

I’m excited to keep eating these for breakfast! They remind me of scones and have a wonderful sweet, lemon taste. No sugar needed either, though I bet they’d be extra delicious with some jam or applesauce on top. Next time I’d experiment with another flour mix…

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Recipe by Marla. Thank you for sharing this! http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2011/03/14/gluten-free-lemon-ricotta-breakfast-cookies-recipe/#.UaK-w4USEoY

* I used a basic gluten-free flour mix instead, which turned out whiter. I ended up baking it too long, so if you used a whiter mix, don’t expect it to golden like in Marla’s original recipe.

And Peanut butter Puffs!

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Based Snickerdoodle Cookies by Mathew. Thank you!

http://paleoparents.com/2011/snickerdoodle-whoopie-pies/

*My experiment: peanut butter instead of almond butter, no cinnamon, and xanthan gum (1/2 tsp) to create the puff

It seems as if my version could have used some spice or extra zest in it! If you have any suggestions I’d love to hear.

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