Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Chocolate Chocolate Cookies


Chocolate Cookies
Source: Sarah Bhimani, www.glutenfreemountainman.wordpress.com
Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 12 minutesTotal time: 27 minutes

Description

It's winter, which means it is time to bake up a storm!  Baking for someone with food sensitivites?  These cookies will leave them (and you) happy and satisfied!

Ingredients

4 ounces
baking chocolate, semisweet (make sure it's dairy free!)
2 tablespoons
butter, non-dairy (We tend to use Earth Balance sticks)
1/3 cup
flour, gluten-free
1/2 teaspoon
xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon
baking powder
1/4 teaspoon
salt
1  
egg
1/4 cup
brown sugar (plus 2 Tbsp)
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla extract
1/2 package
chocolate chips (make sure it's dairy free!)

Instructions

Place the semisweet chocolate and butter in a bowl and microwave in 20 intervals, mixing each time, until melted (don’t overcook!).  In a bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt.  In mixing bowl, beat eggs, brown sugar, and vanilla until fluffy (or at least until very well mixed).  Add in chocolate mixture and mix well.  Add in flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips.  The batter won’t be as firm as regular cookie dough–this is okay!  Drop heaping spoonfuls onto a baking sheet (no need to grease first) and bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes, rotating the baking sheets halfway through baking.  Let cool on pan for about 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool.  The cookies are meant to be soft and chewy!

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