Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gluten-free, egg-free, milk-free Chocolate Spice Cookies

* 1/2 cup Sugar
* 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
* 1/4 cup Coconut oil, soft but not liquified (or butter)
* 2 Tbsp potato starch + 1-1/2 Tbsp liquid (or 1 egg, or other egg replacer)
* 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
* 1/3-1/2 cup Cocoa + 2 Tbsp water + 2 Tbsp oil
* 1/2 tsp. Salt
* 1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
* 1 tsp. Cloves
* 1 tsp. Nutmeg
* 1-1/2 cup Gluten free flour blend

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Cream together the sugars and the coconut oil.

3. Beat in potato starch mixture and vanilla.

4. Beat in cocoa mixture.

5. Mix together the rest of the ingredients, mix into wet mixture. Batter will be sticky and glossy.

6. Form into balls and place 2-3 inches apart on a prepared cookie sheet. If you want flatter cookies, you must squish them a little; with the exact recipe, they won't spread hardly at all. I didn't squish them so I had ball cookies.

7. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on size. Check after ten minutes, remove from oven when start to brown on edges by pan.

8. After cool, top with frosting, melted chocolate, or this fudgey-dark chocolate "glaze" that I made:

9. For really dark chocolate glaze: In double boiler, dissolve 3 Tbsp sugar in enough oil to wet it, do not over-wet. add one square baker's chocolate, dissolve. You may have to stir over low heat for quite some time to melt the sugar completely. If it's not smooth enough, or looks too thick to spread, add a little rice milk, water, or coffee. I left the sugar partially granulated for a stunningly dark chocolate topping that got sweeter after a couple of chews.


Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

These sound really tasty! They are going on my to-make list. :D

elsepeth27 said...

I hope that you enjoy them! Let me know how they turn out. :)