Fresh baked cookies right out of the oven. Melt in your mouth delicious.
If those of you on a gluten-free or Paleo diet have ever wondered if you can have your cake and eat it too, wonder no more!
We have a very simple flour blend that can be used to make a variety of cookies.
This recipe is very simple and quick to make, has a heavenly texture, and is actually healthy.
The sad part is the last batch I made was inhaled in less than a day. I need to double the recipe!
The flours all contribute to the texture, moistness, chewiness, and flavor of your cookies.
Unlike a wheat flour or white, you need multiple flour blends to achieve the same goal with baking.
First, almond flour: What do you get? Protein, fiber, manganese, vitamin E, and almonds are low in carbs. They also add to the wonderful flavor and moistness that we love in this mix.
I highly recommend the ultra-fine flour. It’s a much softer smoother consistency. My favorite is Bob’s Red Mill, as it is finely ground and always seems so fresh. (afflink)
Second is the arrowroot flour (starch). (afflink) I try to stay away from starches, as they don’t add nutritionally to our diets, but some are not typical, and arrowroot is one of them.
- 78 calories
- 0.2 grams fat (0.1 grams polyunsaturated fat)
- 31 milligrams sodium
- 16 grams carbohydrates
- 5 grams of protein
- 545 milligrams potassium (16 percent DV)
- 2.7 milligrams iron (15 percent DV)
- 0.3 milligrams vitamin B-6 (15 percent DV)
- 0.2 milligrams thiamin (14 percent DV)
- 2 grams niacin (10 percent DV)
- 30 milligrams magnesium (7 percent DV)
- 0.1 milligrams riboflavin, or Vitamin B2 (6 percent DV)
- 2.3 milligrams vitamin C (3 percent DV) (check out Dr. Axes’s awesome site for more info.)
The third flour I use for this particular recipe is coconut flour. I am not nuts for coconut flour, but in this recipe, it works. It adds moistness, flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth sensation that is not overdone.
Coconut flour has amazing nutritional benefits. It is high in fiber, 60% and that’s just for starters. The flour promotes a healthy gut and it helps regulate blood sugar. Not bad for a white flour. Coconuts fats are heart healthy! I use Anthony’s Organic Coconut flour because it just happens to be the healthiest one of I have found at the best price! (afflink)
We all know that many gluten-free recipes are void of nutrition. In all my recipes, I try to change that so I am adding purposeful foods to my families diet. I also do not want to create further gut issues by using ingredients that can be irritating or have a negative impact on our bodies.
So, it’s particularly nice when ingredients blend so well and create a flour mix you will want to use over and over. This is a wonderful cookie that could please everyone, and in the process, you are giving their bodies beneficial nutrients!
Here is the flour mix, as well as one cookie variation I make with it. Right now, its number one in my house.
Preheat oven for 350 degrees – makes 15 cookies – bake 8 minutes for each batch – leave room between cookies to bake well – allow cookies to cool – They hold together better that way – if you can wait!
- 1/2 cup of butter – room temp.
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of arrowroot
- 1/2 cup of coconut sugar
- 1 Tablespoon of Maple Syrup or 1 teaspoon of a gluten-free vanilla flavoring
- 1/3 cup of coconut flour
- 1/3 cup of almond flour
- 1/8 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar
- 1/4 cup of ground flax/chia blend
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup of gluten-free dark chocolate chips
Directions: Whip the butter until light and fluffy. Add 1 egg and mix again. Blend in coconut sugar until light and airy.
Add the arrowroot flour to this and whip together until light and fluffy. ( 2 minutes) At this point, the arrowroot helps facilitate the light/airiness into the cookie dough.
Add the rest of the flours and mix. Add baking soda, powder and salt, mix well. Add vinegar. Mix one more time until completely blended. (About 1 min.)
Spoon mix in chocolate chips.
Scoop with a spoon on to your cookie sheet. Bake and enjoy!
“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.” -Barbara Johnson