Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Katy's Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten/Grain/Egg/Dairy/Soy/Refined Sugar-Free)

I posted this photo on Facebook today with the question, Which recipe do you want to see tomorrow?

The cookies won, 25 to 15.

(Don't worry, you'll get gluten-free, vegan banana muffins next Wednesday.)

I don't know why chocolate chip cookies are so amazing. I just know they are.

And it seems you agree. 

Katy's Chocolate Chip Cookies Print-Me

My friend Katy adapted my Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookie recipe to be grain-free, and shared her version in the comments of the original post. I further adapted her recipe to be lower in sugar and this is the result. Mildly sweet with a hint of coconut, these cookies are not meant to taste like a traditional chocolate chip cookie. They're a bold health food cookie, each bite robust and filled with coconut-almond flavor. Don't take my word for it. Give them a try yourself!

1 1/2 cups almond flour
3 tablespoons coconut flour
1/3 cup tapioca starch
1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
6 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup non-dairy chocolate chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, tapioca starch, palm sugar, baking soda and salt. 
  3. Stir in the applesauce and vanilla, then stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Shape into twelve balls and flatten slightly on the cookie sheet. They won't spread at all. Bake for 12 minutes. 
Note: I measure flours by spooning flour into the cup and then leveling it off. If you normally scoop the measuring cup into the flour, you'll get more flour than you need in my recipes. My scale is packed away but I'll go back to using cups and grams once I'm moved to Missouri and have it available. 
Makes 12 cookies. 


gfe--gluten free easily said...

Coconut almond flavor sounds just perfect to me! These remind me a bit of my Samoa Taste cookies by the ingredients. Will have to give them a try! Thanks, Katy, and thanks, Iris!

Shirley said...

I am soooo making these after my paleo challenge is over!!

Katy said...

Yay, I finally have a (healthy!) cookie named after me! Thanks, Iris! I'm going to have to make these today to celebrate:)

Molly (Sprue Story) said...

This looks like a great remedy to the sad chocolate chip cookie baking experience I wrote about today. Seems like it's just the time of year for cookies! :)

Anonymous said...

Any way to substitute the almond flour for another flour? My son can't have nuts so we need to avoid it.

Iris said...

Anonymous- Do you need to be grain-free? If not, I have a recipe coming soon for cookies that will work for you. If you need to eat grain and nut free, you can use sunflower seeds. Just grind them up in a blender or food processor until they're like flour. Keep in mind though that the baking soda in the recipe might turn the cookies green, so you might have to get creative and tell your kid they're magic cookies.

keelyshantae1441 said...

This was really good, thank you so much! Because I can't have sugar of any type, I used honey. Once again, thanks!


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