When I go camping with my family we are always snacking on something tasty. I found an outstanding gluten free chocolate chip/chunk trail cookies that is “To die for!” This is no joke. These cookies taste like they were made with butter and kinds of decadent ingredients. There is not one bit of grain flour used in these cookies. The ingredients don’t’ call for a bait switch tactic of where you substitute one bad ingredient for another. Since we eat so much, I go out of my way to make healthy treats for us before we leave. I have not tested this cookie out on the camping trail yet. But trust me, it will work just fine as long as you don’t eat them all before you leave.
The Secret To Awesome Tasting Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies Is In The Almond Flour & Chocolate
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of being invited over to some good friends for dinner. After dinner, the hostess served us some gluten free cookies loaded with dark chocolate. I had no idea that the cookies were gluten free as I have no knowledge of gluten intolerance for my body. However, I am always looking for healthy ways to eat and feed my body. The chocolate chunk cookies were served warm. The dark chocolate was partially melted. I was really impressed and was shocked to learn the the cookies were made with almond flour, oil, honey, salt, baking soda, and 72% dark chocolate. We have used almond and other nut flours at home before, but never has anything turned out this good. I am almost afraid to post the recipe as someone may make a business out of this and become the next Mrs. Fields!
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How can a chocolate chip cookie with such simple ingredients taste so good? It’s all about high quality healthy ingredients and the preparation. I was so intrigued by these cookies that I had to recreate them in my own kitchen. I immediately got busy and found some almond flour that my wife left for me in the freezer.
Here is the original gluten free chocolate chip cookies recipe:
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup of oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
broken up pieces of dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips. Dagoba sells some of the best organic chocolate chips.
Bake the cookies at 425 degrees for 10 minutes or until done.
The consistency of the dough was a little too gooey for my liking. The recipe said to refrigerate the dough before forming into cookies. That is way too much work for me. I was hungry for chocolate chunk cookies and I was not waiting another half an hour for the dough to get ready. I added another cup of flour to the dough and it looked good enough for me. I did not have 72% chocolate but I did have a bar of 99.9% chocolate. I broke up enough pieces to make the dough look like an ad in a baking magazine.
425 degrees seems a little hot to baking cookies. I dialed the oven down to 400 degrees.
These cookies are outrageous! Most people that try them admit that they are the best cookies that they have ever tasted. They are amazing.
Camp Trail Chocolate Chunk Gluten Free Cookie Recipe
Please feel free to tweak it to your liking and comment on my blog about your changes.
Mix all dry ingredients together before adding liquids.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
3 1/2 cups of nut/seed flour. Use a mixture of sunflower, almonds, cashews, cookies, flax seed, hemp seed, sesame seeds, etc. We use a different variation of nuts and seeds every time and no matter what the cookies taste great!
2 1/2 cups almond flour or nut flour. I grind sunflower, peanuts, cashew, flax seeds, etc to add variety..
1/2 cup honey or maple syrup. Some people use agave nectar (it’s questionable as far as being healthy).
1/2 cup of olive, coconut, or any healthy oil of your choice. Butter works great too!
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
We add chopped dried cherries, peaches, apricots, or what ever dried fruits that we have in our pantry. Be creative!
Drop the cookies on to a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicon pad with a small ice cream scoop.
Bake the cookies at 350 degrees for approximately 18 minutes.
Enjoy these cookies and share with your loved ones.