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Cookies for Your Sweetie on Valentine’s Day February 13, 2011

Posted by heidi skarie in GF Recipes.
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This Valentine’s Day make gluten-free chocolate chip cookies for your Sweetie.

Gluten-free cookies can be challenging.  They often spread out on the cookie sheet and run together like flat pancakes. Adding guar gum can help.  Guar Gum powder is derived from guar beans.  It is used as a thickner and can help baked goods rise.

There are lots of cookbooks with gluten-free cookies, but most use refined sugar.  This recipe uses maple syrup and stevia instead of refined sugar. My husband and I make our own maple syrup by tapping our maple trees in late winter and boiling down the sap.

Chocolate chip or Carob chip cookies

Makes about 1 ½ dozen cookies

Preheat oven to 350˚

½ cup butter

¼ cup sunflower oil

½ cup maple syrup

1 t Stevia Plus by SweetLeaf

1 egg or egg substitute

Mix these ingredients together in a small bowl

In a larger bowl mix together the dry ingredients

1 ½ cup gluten-free flour (I grind equal amounts of quinoa, buckwheat and millet together for flour using a vita mix, or you can use rice flour)

¾ cup ground almonds

1 ½ t guar gum

½ t salt

½ t baking soda

½ t cream of tartar

Gradually add the butter/maple syrup mixture to the dry ingredients.  Mix until blended well then add:

1 cup chocolate chips or carob chips

½ cup pecans or walnuts.

Cook for 10 to 12 minutes at 350 degrees

Done when light brown on the bottom



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