These mint chocolate chip cookies are not just delicious, they are also gluten and dairy free!
Ok..I’m not going to whine too much about my newly found intolerance to gluten…except to say…Oh my Goodness… everything I have made from a store mix or tried so far from the frozen section… the texture is so icky….isn’t there any good pre-made or box gluten-free bread mixes available?? I know recipes can be modified to be gluten free…but does anyone out there have a tried and true, good tasting, good mouth feel, gluten-free bread recipe?? Please share! I am currently reading The Gluten-Free Gourmet BAKES BREAD by Bette Hagman and it looks like there may be hope!
So for now, I am going to share a fantastic cookie recipe that is Gluten-Free and Vegan. I know that has nothing to do with bread! But if I can’t have decent tasting bread right now…then at least I know this cookie recipe is really really good! So I baked some up tonight!
MINT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
- 2 cups Bob's Red Mill GF All Purpose Baking Flour
- 1 cup walnuts minced fine I put the nuts in a food processer and grind them until they look like a moist rough flour
- 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup GF Rolled Oats
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 2/3 cup safflower oil
- 2/3 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbl filtered water
- 1 tsp peppermint extract my husband says that is too strong so I use only 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Combine wet ingredients in another large bowl. For Gluten Free baking it seems to be important to have dry and wet prepared separate and then mixed together at the last minute.......so when they are mixed separate....then mix the wet with the dry and mix well. I use a spoon to mix. It looks like this...
- I covered the bowl with foil and REFRIGERATED it for 15 minutes, maybe a bit longer. Then place I placed scoops of cold cookie dough on foil lined air coil cookie sheets. I was out of parchment paper which I usually use if possible.
- I flatten the dough slightly with my hand, spacing evenly so cookies have room to spread. BAKE 350 until golden brown approximately 10 to 11 minutes. Allow to cool before enjoying.
The cookies will look like the picture at the top of the post! They are very very good. Enjoy and here’s to Health!