I am SO SO SO excited about this! I don’t do a lot of gluten free baking. Frankly, it’s just not worth it. Most recipes aren’t that good, and the ingredients are expensive, and it takes several kinds of flour and xantham gum and the kitchen sink to come anywhere near replicating the taste and consistency of a typical glutenous baked good.
Last weekend I was at a friend’s house, and she had a plate of chocolate chip cookies sitting out that she proclaimed were gluten free AND delicious.
She is NOT gluten free, so for her to claim their deliciousness was promising, but I was doubtful.
But tasting is believing, and I am here to tell you, no one would guess these cookies are gluten free! They were DELICIOUS. And best of all, they do NOT require expensive flours and special ingredients. In fact, they contain no flour AT ALL. She got the recipe off a shipping box from Vitacost. There are only six ingredients, and the only one that you might not have in the house is almond butter.
Since my son is allergic to tree nuts, we don’t keep almond butter around the house; in fact, I have never bought it or used it or tasted it until now. But it is the secret to getting the proper consistency for these gluten free chocolate chip cookies without flour.
All you do is mix the ingredients together (save out the chocolate chips to fold in after the other ingredients are blended) and plop them on a cookie sheet.
Make them small; they spread out A LOT.
Then bake them at 350 for about 12 minutes!
I am SO excited. I am definitely going to be making these gluten free chocolate chip cookies for Christmas this year! Finally, cookies I can eat at holiday gatherings!
- 1 cup almond butter organic
- ¾ sugar
- 1 large egg
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 4 oz chocolate chips
- Heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix first five ingredients together.
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Spoon cookies onto parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake 10-12 minutes.