Before I found out I had celiac last year, I use to bake a new dessert almost every weekend. I would experiment with different cupcake and cookie recipes, and see what I could put together.
When I started baking gluten free, I got discouraged very quickly because my recipes were not coming out the way I liked and I was struggling with these new ingredients. There are many differences between regular and gluten free baking. When I first typed “gluten free baking” into Google, many recipes came up that called for 10 different flour ingredients (brown rice flour, coconut, almond meal, tapioca flour, etc) and I just couldn’t seem to get a handle on how all these different ingredients work. Wheat and all purpose flour, do not translate equally into just any other type of flour. Yes, I could follow someone else’s recipe, but what I love about baking and cooking is I can develop my own creations.
Just like everyone else, now and again, I crave something sweet! So I’d head to my local supermarket and look at cookies, brownies, etc on the shelves. Yes, they say gluten free on the packaging, but have you ever stopped to look closely at the ingredients on the back? I’m not really into the whole counting calories thing, sugar and carbs don’t scare me in moderation of course, but I’m more concerned with what type of ingredients are going into my body. If you cant pronounce it, should you really be eating it? So if I’m going to eat cookies and brownies, I’d rather make them from scratch myself.
So I give you, my Chocolate and White Chip Gluten Free Cookies!
Ingredients – makes about 3 dozen small cookies
- 1 cup sugar or coconut sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla (GF)
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 cup white chocolate chips
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Whip together your butter and sugar. Once combined add your eggs and vanilla, and mix until combined.
Add your coconut flour, cocoa powder, milk and baking soda.
Lastly fold in those little pieces of heaven…I said this recipe called for 1 cup of white chocolate chips….if you don’t eat the whole bag.
Use a tablespoon to place your mixture onto your parchment paper. Bake in the oven for about 17 minutes. Take out, let cool, and enjoy.
If you really want to have a treat, grab your favorite ice cream. I love talenti gelato, it’s absolutely amazing!