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Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-free)

Our family is very lucky. None of us have any food allergies, intolerance, special diet or restrictions.  I do have many friends or their kids who cannot eat nuts, shell-fish, dairy or gluten. Cooking or eating out can be very challenging for them.  These restrictions, however, have given me opportunities to try new ingredients. This is my first time using coconut flour to bake. It is gluten-free, high in fibre and protein, and low in carbohydrates. It is very absorbent, so you cannot make a cup-to-cup substitution with grain-based flour. For every cup of all-purpose flour, you only need about 1/4-1/3 cup of coconut flour. You would also need more eggs, about 2 eggs per 1/3 cup of coconut flour. These cookies are soft, chewy and much healthier than regular chocolate chip cookies. So we can eat more and feel a little less guilty! 

Makes about 12-14 cookies 

  • 40 g coconut flour (about 1/3 cup)
  • 60 g brown sugar 
  • Pinch of salt 
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 60 mL coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 
  • 50 g semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Mix together brown sugar, eggs, coconut oil and vanilla 
  3. Add coconut flour and salt, stir until dough is formed (Mixture may look very runny at the beginning, but as you stir, the coconut flour will absorb the liquid)
  4. Stir in chocolate chips
  5. Roll dough into one inch balls, place on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, then gently flattened each ball (these cookies don’t really spread, they remain pretty much the same shape before and after baking)
  6. Bake for about 12 minutes 

Coconut Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Triple Chocolate Cookies

I am a chocoholic,  but even if you are not, I am sure you will enjoy this recipe.

Makes about 2 dozens

  • 75 g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 °F
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder together, set aside
  3. Using an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar together at medium speed until fluffy
  4. Reduce speed to low, add eggs and vanilla extract
  5. Mix in flour mixture in 2-3 portions until blended, scrape sides and bottom of bowl   
  6. Stir in chocolate chips
  7. Place rounded tablespoons of dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart
  8. Bake for about 13-15 minutes
  9. Let cool on baking sheets for about 5 minutes, then transfer them on wire racks to cool completely

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie

The chocolate chip cookie is probably the most popular cookie in the world. It’s been around for over 75 years!  WOW!  It is so yummy and easy to make.  You can dip it in a glass of milk or use it to make an ice-cream sandwich. You can also add nuts like pecans and walnuts (but beware of nut allergies! ) or dried fruits like raisins and cranberries.

Makes about 3 dozens

  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda and salt, set aside
  3. Using an electric mixer, fitted with paddle attachment, cream together butter and both sugars at medium speed until fluffy
  4. Reduce speed to low, add eggs and vanilla, mix well
  5. Mix in flour mixture in 2-3 portions until well blended
  6. Stir in chocolate chips
  7. Place rounded tablespoons of dough on baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through, until edges turn golden but centres should still be soft
  9. Let cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer them on wire racks until completely cooled

Cookies can be kept in dry, airtight containers for up to 5 days. When mixing dough, scrape sides and bottom of mixing bowl to make sure it is well blended. When baking, set timer to 10 minutes, check if cookies are ready before adding more time.