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Gluten free chocolate chip cookies

Last week we told you that we were obsessed with Madeleine Shaw and, well, this post proves that we were not lying. Here you have another delicious recipe from her book Ready, Steady, Glow. And yes, it’s another dessert/snack. What can I say? I have a sweet tooth and every time we purchase a new cookbook I tend to start trying out recipes with the dessert chapter… Even if it’s a healthy/ clean eating kind of book. If there’s something sweet in it, I will go for that first. It happened with this book as well (Killer salted caramel brownies, by the way).

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This recipe is fantastic because you can prepare a couple of batches of mouth watering, soft, chocolatey cookies in no time. Since you will be using rice flour and coconut sugar, the glycemic index will be lower and, therefore, you won’t get that sugar coma feeling. At least not if you eat just one or two. If you eat them all in one sitting (which can happen because these cookies are utterly delicious) your tummy will hurt. These may be healthier than your average chocolate cookies, but please don’t forget that they still are chocolate chip cookies!

You will need:
150 g unsalted butter
175 g coconut sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
100 g rice flour
1 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
150 g dark or milk chocolate chips

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Preheat the oven to 160º and line a baking tray with baking paper.

Cream the butter and sugar, then add the egg and vanilla. Mix until combined. Sift in the rice flour, baking powder and a pinch of salt and mix again until fully combined. Throw the chocolate chips into the dough and mix into the dough.

Roll the dough into little (or not so little) balls and place them on a baking tray leaving space between them because they grow big! Bake for 12 minutes if you like extra gooey cookies or 14 minutes if you like your cookies crunchy in the outside and gooey in the inside. Remove them from the oven and let them cool.

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My wife and my mum swear that these are the best cookies that they have ever eaten. The trick is in the chocolate: buy the best quality chocolate you can afford. It makes all the difference!

So I guess that from now on, these will be a must in our cookie box (yes, we have a cookie box, a jar is never enough). I promise that from next week we will return to savory recipes, mains and salads. But for now… let me grab another cookie!


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