Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies are one of the most standard things to bake. If you can't bake a chocolate chip cookie, get out of the kitchen. Seriously. I used to strictly use pre-made Nestle Tollhouse dough or make the recipe on the back of the chocolate chips a la Phoebe on Friends. If you haven't seen it...here's a tidbit for you...
Sorry for the poor quality but it's a must see. Anyways, I don't really bake those anymore. Partially because I haven't been baking much but also because I found a recipe that I enjoy more. It's the Neiman Marcus Cookie recipe. Yes, it's the one with the urban legend story about it costing $250 but no, that's not how much it costs, the ingredients are actually quite cheap.
The difference between the cookies is the Neiman's one has espresso powder and has a completely different consistency. I really recommend trying it. It's simple to whip up. The recipe can be found here.
Since I can't have gluten anymore, I made it my mission to adapt the recipe to be gluten free. I succeeded and made a deliciously chewy cookie. I also subbed the sugar for agave to be even healthier. For those calorie conscious people, there's about 160 calories per cookie.
Here are the substitutions I made:
2/3 cup Brown Rice Flour
1/3 cup Tapioca Flour
1/3 cup Sorghum Flour
1/4 teaspoon Xantham Gum
*don't use just one type of gluten free flour, a blend works better...and don't forget the xantham gum...it really makes a difference in the consistency
3/4 cup raw Agave instead of granulated sugar and brown sugar
2 cups Vegan Chocolate Chips
Other than that....follow the recipe as is and pour a glass of milk (almond milk for me!) and enjoy.
Posted by Emily at 7:42 PM