We have been working with recipes for a while now, trying to find combinations that work well when you take wheat, corn and soy out of the equation. Not as easy as I would like but At Home Dad has found some tricks and I have adapted those to recipes. One of our favorite things to make is chocolate chip cookies. These are soft, chewy, filling cookies with less sugar and no wheat. YUM!
I started with a traditional chocolate chip cookie recipe. There is one in the Everyday Cooking book that I reviewed last year and it is almost exactly like the recipe I grew up making. We have adapted that to a recipe with less sugar and no wheat. Here you go:
Chocolate Chip Cookies (wheat free)
1 1/2 C almond flour
1/2 C coconut flour
1/2 C garbanzo flour
1 1/2 t xantham gum
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
1 C butter, softened
1/3-1/2 C sugar
1/3-1/2 C brown sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 C chocolate chips
1/2 – 1 C chopped nuts (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 375° F and cover your baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the flours and the xantham gum.
- In a large mixer bowl, cream the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. (Add the sugar to taste – I like it less sweet. You could add up to 3/4 C of each type of sugar, as my mom’s original recipe had.)
- Add the eggs and mix well.
- Add baking soda and salt; mix well.
- Gradually add the flour mixture.
- Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts, if using.
- Note: This mixture will be sticky. It is much stickier than a dough made using wheat flour.
- Using a cookie scoop, a melon baller, or a spoon, scoop out balls of dough that are about 1 inch. Place these about 1 1/2 inches apart on the parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 12 minutes, until brown on the top. Let sit on sheet for about five more minutes to firm up a bit before moving them to cooling racks.
Makes about 5 dozen cookies.
I sure do enjoy having these cookies around. They are a yummy, chewy chocolate chip cookie that really satisfies. If you make this recipe, I would love feedback.
Linking up with Annette on A Net In Time for her recipe linkup.