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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Gluten Free & Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies


Because you can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes, here is another. They are crispy and reminiscent of Chips Ahoy, and they are good candidates for ice cream sandwiches!

2 cups GF flour blend

1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 cup palm shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup applesauce
generous 1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup dairy free, soy free chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.

Sift together the sorghum flour through the salt, set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and the sugars until light and fluffy. Add the applesauce and vanilla, beat well. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Drop by generous teaspoonfuls onto a greased cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake about 10 minutes, or until the bottoms and edges of the cookies are very lightly browned. Remove from oven and let cool in pan for a minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes just over 2 dozen cookies.

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Mmm... Looks yummy! Will have to try these soon.

By the way, do you use a bread maker at all? I was considering it and wondered if it's worth it for GF.

Erin said...

YES - I own a Breadman Pro and love it! Totally worth the price. I've used it at least once or twice a week for years.

Nicole said...

Good to know. Do you use any bread recipe for it or should I look for GF bread specifically for a machine? This is new territory!

Erin said...

This was my favorite before going egg-free:
http://myaspergersgirl.blogspot.com/2008/02/perfect-sandwich-bread.html

This one is my favorite now:
http://myaspergersgirl.blogspot.com/2010/03/gfcf-egg-free-sandwich-bread-for-bread.html

You can also buy Pamela's bread mix for the bread machine, that one is my favorite one to buy.