Saturday, January 29, 2011

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Originally posted here on January 29, 2011 as "PWFC3"

To be read P-W-F-C-cubed...

And, otherwise known as "Peter's World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies". However, after today, they may be known as "Wheat Free" instead for the W and F!

One of our dear friends was diagnosed quite a number of months ago with Celiac's Disease and now lives a gluten free lifestyle. It's been hard; she and her husband and Peter and I are all foodies together and this was devastating news (not just for her!). But with some adapting and just a little extra effort, we've been able to enjoy numerous meals together and I've really been excited to try modifying recipes.

However, something I learned for 8 years of being a die-hard vegetarian was that it's not always fun being "special". Sometimes, you'd like to eat what everyone else is having. Tonight, they are coming over for dinner and, as I told Lys in an email, "tonight, we're all living the lifestyle". I'm making GF Mexican food and there's no being special! We're all eating delicious veggies with some rice and potato products! And, in honor of the night, Peter transformed his delicious (I MEAN DELICIOUS) cookies, that he normally makes with a combo of white, wheat, and coconut flours, into GF delights! They weigh in at 100 calories each (the recipe makes 43 cookies) and are extraordinary. So, impress your GF friends (and your non-GF friends alike!) with this awesome Peter recipe!

1/3 cup Hazelnut Flour
1/3 cup Coconut Flour
scant 1 2/3 cup Rice Flour
1 cup butter
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 large egg
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 bag (Ghirardelli) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/8 cup water

Cream the butter and sugars. Add the eggs, vanilla, and water. In another bowl, mix all your flours, baking soda, and salt. Add to the wet ingredients. Add the chocolate chips. In 375 degree oven, bake for 9-11 minutes (depending on your soft-hard cookie preference; we did 9:30).



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