Sunday, March 08, 2009

GFCF Magic! Chocolate Cookies to Die For.

I'm too lazy to post a photo - so just picture small, round chocolate cookies. About 100 of them (oops, crunch, make that 99.)

My girls eat a gluten free/casein free diet. That means no wheat/no dairy. No oreos... It's a sad existence. And an expensive one. GFCF foods are damn pricey. I'm constantly trying to find ways to make foods we like less expensively than the store bought version. I love to bake and cook - so it's kind of fun. And since Bella has had a bee the size of Godzilla in her bonnet for weeks and is ONLY happy sitting on the kitchen counter, I've had plenty of baking time.

Today I took a bag of Namaste brand chocolate cake mix and turned it into cookies. Crunchy, delicious cookies. Here's the recipe:

1 bag of Namaste chocolate cake GFCFSFnutfreewhatthehellisactuallyinthebag mix
3/4 cup coconut oil (melt it, coconut oil is high in healthy mid chain fats)
1/4 cup flax seeds
1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill unsweetened unsulphured, no sulfit coconut
2 large eggs
Water, only to moisten as needed to dough consistency

Mix everything with a hand or stand mixer. Roll into tiny balls - just larger than a marble - for 'Nilla wafer size - bigger balls for larger size cookies.

Place on parchment paper on cookie sheet.

Bake at 350. 10 minutes for small balls. 13 minutes for larger.

To make "crinkle cookies" roll the balls in powdered sugar (assuming you can tolerate corn) before baking.

Makes over 100 small cookies. Enjoy!

15 comments:

Jenn said...

I am so not gifted in the cooking department so it amazes me when people can just "wing it" and create a recipe and make something absolutely delicious! Thank you, I'm going to try this recipe! The same gfcf cookies week after week do get a bit boooooring. And 100 cookies means I can freeze some for later :)

Kim Stagliano said...

Yup - I have a freezer full! I took a cookbook (The CAke Mix Doctor) and checked out how they turned cake mix into cookies to get an idea of ratios and which ingredients to cut out (the liquid.) I added the flax and coconut for nutrition (so I can be lazy and give them to the girls for breakfast guilt free.) I use a lot of coconut oil and olive oil for savory foods. Or spectrum non hydrog shortening.

97 cookies..... :)

Amy said...

Impressive! I'm sending to a FB friend who is gluten intolerant. Have a good day!

K Fuller said...

Hi Kim,
Do you grind the flax first?

Laura said...

Yum! I burnt the last batch of GFCF cookies I attempted to bake, but Hutton seemed fine to just have some GFCF chocolate chips for a sweet snack. I need to figure out a good bread machine recipe. The Pamela's mix always turns out well, but I can't do a recipe from scratch...yet.

Kim Stagliano said...

I buy the Bob's Red Mill ground Flax. I like the Bob's Red Mill Gluten Free Wonderful bread mix.

K

Michelle O'Neil said...

Yum!

pixiemama said...

Again with the cooking. You go, GFCF mama!

Sorry to hear about Bella's bee...

Stacy Quarty said...

You're making me hungry. I'm checking my pantry tonight to see if I've got me some ingredients!

Kim Stagliano said...

Pixie, you mean Godzzzzzzzzzzilla? Man, I'm at wit's end. I need a slab of real chocolate cake. Badly.

LisaL said...

Real chocolate cake! When we got off GFCF (enzymes are working!) that's the first thing I made. From scratch! The whole thing was gone in two days. Then it was a batch of real Tollhouse cookies. The whole family got thin on GFCF. Not so much now.

Meredith said...

Kim,
If you have any sort of GFCF recipes you use for the holidays (easter) etc and dont mind sharing I would be forever grateful! :-)
I am hosting a large grp and would love for my son to be able to feel apart of the meal! No pressure..Just had to ask...

Meredith said...

Kim,
If you have any sort of GFCF recipes you use for the holidays (easter) etc and dont mind sharing I would be forever grateful! :-)
I am hosting a large grp and would love for my son to be able to feel apart of the meal! No pressure..Just had to ask...

Kim said...

OMG, I would eat all of these myself before Henry could get one... Yum. This proves, once again, that you are a genius!

Kim Stagliano said...

Meredith, I ran a post for you. Where do you live? Can I lend you my bunny pan? Hop on over!