Gluten Free Choc Chip Cookies for 4th July

 

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As a nod to our American friends on the 4th July a Choc Chip Cookie is an appropriate snack don’t you think?  A lot of the traditional recipes I was looking up have so much sugar in the them so I was trying to find a gluten free, low sugar alternative that still tasted great.

I stubbled across The Shrinking Hubby website (love their story) and found this amazingly quick and easy recipe for Gluten Free Chewy Choc Chip Cookies, they are delicious and healthy using dates instead of processed sugar!  However, I wanted something that could also go in the school lunch boxes and in these parts, that means no nuts. I have adapted the recipe (just using GF flour and reduced the quantities for my own purposes – don’t want to eat too many!) and bring it to you below – both Thermomix and food processor versions.  They are so simple to make you really should give them a try – would work with normal flour as well if you don’t have any gluten issues.  If you don’t have any issues with nuts the almond meal ones are probably the best!

Gluten Free Choc Chip Cookies for 4th July

Ingredients

  • 180 g GF flour
  • 25 g butter
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 35 g dark chocolate choc chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper
  2. If using the Thermomix put the flour, butter, baking powder, vanilla extract, egg and dates in the bowl and mix speed 8 / 30 seconds (should look like fine breadcrumbs).
  3. Scrape the sides and then add the choc chips mix in speed 5 / reverse /10 seconds
  4. If using a Food Processor blitz all the ingredients except the choc chips until well combined (and look like fine bread crumbs). Add the choc chips and mix in with a spoon.
  5. Using wet hands roll the mixture into dessert spoon sized balls and then flatten with your palm and put on the baking tray. Leave a decent gap between then biscuits as they will spread a little bit.
  6. Bake in the oven for 10 - 12 minutes and then allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before turning out onto a wire cooling rack.
  7. Recipe makes about 12 biscuits
http://www.boiledeggsandsoldiers.com/2014/06/gluten-free-choc-chip-cookies-for-4th-july/
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