Monday, July 6, 2009

Chocolate (or Carob) Chip Cookies

Yields 4 Dozen.

1 3/4 cups quinoa flakes or GF oats
1 3/4 cups all purpose GF flour blend (I used coconut, brown rice, and tapioca)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp xanthan gum
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening/butter/or oil of choice (I used coconut)
1 cup brown sugar or sucanant (I used 1/2 cup agave)
1/2 cup granulated sugar (I used a little more agave)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package GF chocolate chips or carob chips (approx 2 cups..or more :)
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375. Grind Quinoa flakes or oatmeal in food processor. Add flour mix, baking soda, salt, and xanthan gum and blend for 5 sec. Beat shortening with sugars until well blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients. Then Mix in chocolate and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto aluminum or parchment paper line cookie sheets. Bake about 12 minutes until edges are browned.

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