The theme for Recipe Redux is “Adding Merriment to Mixes”. This is the perfect time of year for food gifts! Well, I love food gifts, baking and Christmas! This trifecta is the perfect opportunity to share my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe. Since discovering some food sensitivities within my family, I have had to rework my tried and true cookie recipes. Using almond flour gives these cookies a boost of Magnesium, Calcium, Vitamin E, and Zinc. Chocolate chip cookies are my kids’ favorite, so I thought I would share our super easy, gluten and dairy free sweet treat with you. These are great gift for a gluten free or dairy free friend. My 5 year old cookie baking sidekick agrees!
- Cookie Mix:
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup King Arthur gluten-free multipurpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 2 teaspoons gluten-free baking powder
- 1 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned oatmeal
- 1 cup Enjoy Life (dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free) mini chocolate chips
- Added wet ingredients:
- 2/3 cup organic canola oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- To make the cookie mix, place GF multipurpose flour at the bottom of a clean,sealed jar that can hold at least 4 cups.
- Add xanthan gum and baking powder on top of the flour.
- Next, add the almond flour, followed by the oatmeal, brown sugar, and finally, chocolate chips, making sure each layer is even and smooth.
- Seal the jar and attach recipe or instructions.
- To make the cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place a clean sheet of parchment paper on your cookie sheet.
- Lightly beat eggs and combine with oil and vanilla extract.
- Dump dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add egg mixture to dry ingredients.
- Once combined, use a tablespoon to scoop cookies onto cookie sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Allow to cool on cooling rack. Enjoy!
If you are looking for other food gifts, check out my Food Gift Pinterest Board. If you would like to experiment with other flours like quinoa flour, check out my recipe for Quinoa Chocolate Chips Cookies.
Do you make food gifts this time of year?