Thursday, April 17, 2008
Aren't those the most delicious looking gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, corn-free chocolate chip cookies that you've ever seen in your whole entire life? If you have the same kind of dietary restrictions I have, I think you're probably saying yes. Mmm, the outsides are crunchy, and the middles are nice and soft. When Christopher got home, I shoved one into his mouth, and his reaction was "What?! These have wheat in them!". Nope. No Sir. "Yes they do!". Sorry Mister, them there cookies are Herman-household friendly! I've slightly altered (I have to alter everything to make it work for us) a recipe that I found over at the Gluten Free Goddess's blog. Let me know if you try them.
"Tastes like they have wheat in them chocolate chip cookies"
-3/4 cup buckwheat flour
-1/2 cup white rice flour
-1/4 cup arrowroot flour
-1/4 cup brown rice flour
-1/4 cup tapioca starch
-1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum (heaping)
-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
-2 teaspoons baking powder (we make ours from scratch, to make sure that its corn free)
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1 bag chocolate chips (we use "enjoy life" brand)
-1 1/2 cups sugar (organic turbinado works best)
-1/2 cup shortening (we use "spectrum palm oil shortening")
-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
-6 overflowing tablespoons vanilla milk (we use "Blue Diamond" brand)
-2 egg replacers (we use "Ener-G" brand)
Preheat your oven to 350.
Mix the first 10 ingredients together in one bowl, and mix the the last 5 together in a different bowl. Pour the wet ingredients in with the dry. When you do this, you'll probably think "Tia, crazy lady, there is no way this is going to work, it needs way more liquid". But be patient Bettie, it doesn't. Trust me? Mix mix mix. ...There, see? Take off your rings and brass knuckles, because you're diggin' in. Roll your dough into even sized balls, and space them out on your cookie sheets. If your dough is stiff enough, press your balls down with the back of a spoon (just slightly). If your dough is squishy and the spoon seems to stick, then the dough will probably melt down on its own. I bake mine for 17-19 minutes. And mmmmmm. They come out so good.