Monday, April 18, 2011

Double Chocolate Walnut Cookies

I altered my grandmother's super yummy chocolate chip cookie recipe a little to make it gluten free and a little fancy. The results were fantastic. Here it is.

Double Chocolate Walnut Cookies*

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup brown rice flour **
2 tbsp teff flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup tapioca starch
2 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking soda dissolved in 1/2 tbsp hot water
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla, mixing well. Stir in baking soda and hot water. Add flours, cocoa powder, baking powder and xanthan gum. Mix will. Gently stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Drop onto greased baking sheets by heaping teaspoonfull (or refrigerate for one our and roll into small balls then place on greased baking sheets). Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.

*Recipe may be doubled, but use only 3 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla

** to make with regular wheat flour, use 1.5 cups all-purpose flour, subbing 2 T cocoa powder for 2 T of the a-p flour

1 comment:

  1. Eager to try these--they look yummy and the teff flour in the gluten-free mix adds more nutrition so we don't have to feel totally guilty about this treat! CAOC