So on my search to rid our family of any and all gluten, I have been experimenting with gluten free “grains”. I do not like the ingredients in the typical gluten free baked goods. They usually have white rice flour (very high glycemic – not good for blood sugar difficulties or for keeping your weight in check), corn flour (same issues here), potato flour (white potatoes without skin are essentially sugar), xanthum gum or guar gum (modern inventions of overly processed adhesive ingredients, no thanks). None of these ingredients I find worthy of nutrients or of much value enough to put them into a regular snack we consume, like cookies.
So, I have looked into using sorghum flour (all flours freshly milled at home), buckwheat, brown rice flour, and of course my favorites – soaked and dried almond meal/flour and coconut flour. All these flours are nutrient dense, high in protein, and are gluten free. I was also going for a cookie recipe that wasn’t all coconut flour or almond flour; simply because these flours are expensive for a large family. I use a mix of grassfed butter and coconut oil, and a mix of sucanat, palm sugar, and stevia powder (the green kind from the herb, not the extract). The result turned out to be a cookie that wasn’t too crumbly or dry, as other GF ones I have tried. And it actually tastes like a cookie and not a nut bar with chocolate chips in it.
I hope you like them as much as my kids do.
GF Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies
makes 2 gallon sized bagfuls of cookies 🙂
- 1 cup grassfed butter
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 1/2 cup sucanat
- 1 1/2 cup coconut (palm) sugar
- 1 tsp stevia powder (green herb, not extract)
- 2 tsp baking soda, aluminum free
- 1 tsp real salt (or celtic salt)
- 4 eggs, pastured
- 2 cups almond meal or flour
- 2 cups sorghum flour
- 1 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1-2 cups organic dark chocolate chips (go for organic, otherwise you’re getting white sugar -which is most likely GMO, and absorbs aluminum from the processing)
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
- Mix butter, oil, sugars, salt, stevia and baking powder together until combined.
- Add eggs, one at a time, mixing each in well. Add in vanilla.
- Add the flours one cup at a time until you have a good cookie dough consistency. If the dough seems to heavy, add more coconut oil or butter; if it seems to thin, add a bit more rice flour, cocoa, or coconut flakes.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Scoop out tablespoon sized chunks onto a cookie sheet.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 375 for about 10-12 minutes.
- Enjoy with some fresh milk!