Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Daddy's Amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

I cannot remember when I first tried my husband's famous chocolate chip cookie recipe nor, do I know when it became so popular among our friends.  Chris normally makes them a couple of times a year. He makes a lot of cookies and they are gone in matter of days; whether at holiday gatherings, game nights or men's retreats.  He always makes them once during the Christmas season and was disappointed that Samuel couldn't eat them.  We decided that it couldn't hurt to try adjusting the recipe for Samuel and see how they turned out.  Playing it safe, Chris made a small batch and we couldn't believe it!  They tasted as good as the originals!  Sometimes gluten free recipes do no do well on the counter, becoming crumbly if not consumed in 24 hours.  We left a few out and put the remainder in the freezer.  I found that the ones on the counter lasted at least 2 days.  If you are making a large batch, I would recommend freezing any cookies that will not be consumed in 48 hours.

Sorry that I do not have any pictures for you, they disappeared too quickly.  He is planning to make another batch and I will snap some photos when he does.  Just a couple of notes.  Some people who have a problem with gluten will also have a problem with oats, even if they are certified gluten free so, if you are making these for someone with celiac or a gluten sensitivity please ask them first.  Also, I typically mix my own flour but, I used a mix for this since it was our first try.  In the future, I hope to use my own mix of flours.

Daddy's Soy, Dairy, Egg and Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup soy and dairy free earth balance
1 cup organic spectrum shortening made with palm oil
2 cups organic sugar
2 cups packed organic brown sugar
4 TBSP ground flax seeds plus water to equal one cup
2 TBSP gluten free bourbon vanilla

4 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Mix
5 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Oatmeal (ground into a flour)
1 tsp salt
2 tsps aluminum free baking powder
2 tsps Bob's Red Mill baking soda

Add to dry ingredients.
2 - 10 oz bags Enjoy Life Allergy Friendly chocolate chips
2 oz dairy and soy free dark chocolate

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
Put the ground flax seed in a 1 cup measuring cup.  Fill the remainder with water and let sit for 5 minutes or so.
In a mixer (or with a hand mixer), cream together the first set of ingredients.
In a food processor, grind the oats into a powder.
In a separate large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients.
Put the dark chocolate into the food processor with the metal blade and process into very small pieces, almost a powder.
Add the chocolate chips and dark chocolate to the dry ingredients.
Using a spoon, and sometimes your hands, mix the creamed ingredients into the dry.
Drop generous tablespoons of the cookie dough onto the cookie sheet.
Cook for 11 minutes.
Remove from oven, let sit for about 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack until completely cooled.

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