The one good thing about winter coming is that for daylight savings time, we gain an hour. Probably because they figured that they might as well give us little something in return for the long, awful coldness that is winter. Seriously, winter just makes no sense – everything dies and it’s more difficult to go everywhere. Who’s idea was that? Normally we get all excited because we get an extra hour of sleep, however this year we both forgot to set our clock back before we went to bed, so instead of getting the extra snooze time we just got an extra hour to
be productive do something else.
Because we don’t have a race this weekend, we decided to use our mornings for baking! We made another version of these granola bars (coming soon!) and this morning we’re making some muffins. Today, however we bring to you these cookies:
Chocolate chocolate chip.
Did we mention they are gluten free?
We think we should just quit school and become gluten-free cookie bakers, because apparently we’re pretty good at it. These cookies are kind of like a brownie-meets-cookie sort of deal. A.k.a. they’re ridiculously chocolaty.
These cookies aren’t just any old cookies though. They’re birthday cookies! Which obviously makes them that much better. You see, it was one of the girls on our team’s birthday on Friday, but we felt awful because she had a party, but not many people could go due to the nature of this time of year (midterms+assignments+national championships next weekend). Since we couldn’t go to her party, we decided to bake her some cookies! However, she has a gluten allergy, so of course we had to be a bit more creative.
We were pretty nervous about them, because we just made this recipe up off the top of our heads, so we were pleasantly surprised at how well they turned out!
We also need to point out, that while these cookies are a lot healthier for you than most cookies out there, they’re not the ultimate health-food cookie, either. They have a lot less refined sugar, and use part margarine and part coconut oil. Because really, these cookies are birthday cookies, and birthdays are not about being healthy, birthdays are about having fun and eating yummy foods.
So we wouldn’t suggest that you eat several of these each day, but one every other day or so – well that sounds good to us! 🙂
Double chocolate gluten-free cookies – Happy Birthday Melissa, and happy Daylight Savings! 🙂
Double Chocolate Chip Gluten-free Cookies
Prep time: 10min
Bake time: 10-12min
Makes: 10-12 cookies
1/2 c. almond flour
1/2 c. arrowroot flour
1/4 c. coconut flour
1/4 c. buckwheat flour
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/4 c. white sugar
1 tsp. baking powder**
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
1/4 c. margarine
1/4 c. coconut oil
1/4 c. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 F.
In a medium sized bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, cream together the margarine, coconut oil and honey. Mix in the rest of the wet ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry and combine, stirring in the chocolate chips.
Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet with a spoon or cookie scoop, and flatten with a fork.
Bake for 10-12min, until lightly browned and slightly firm. Cool on a wire rack.
**Not all baking powders are gluten-free, it depends what kind of starch they use. Check your ingredient list to make sure they use a gluten-free starch first!
Have you ever had or made gluten free cookies before? What’s your favourite kind of cookie?