My blog Jules HappyHealthyLife is not just about healthy food, it’s also about food that makes happy. Healthy nutrition does not mean that one constantly forbids something. It’s more about finding a healthy balance. Like all the others, I sometimes need some delicious cookies and then they can also contain butter, sugar and chocolate. Cookies should make happy. To my surprise, my gluten-free chocolate chip cookies have also made my colleague Daniel happy.
Although my colleague Daniel runs around the Alster 3 times in a row, food that makes him happy has to contain sugar and butter to make it fun. Of course, I was so pleased that he also found my gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies delicious. He was most fascinated by the consistency. Because of the gluten-free flour, which has less sticky protein, the cookies are a bit crumbly. At the same time they are not dry. In your mouth, the feeling of cookie dough unfolds. So delicious.
At first I was not sure when the cookies came out of the oven, I thought they were too dry. But just this mixture of crumbly and cookie dough like does make these cookies so exciting. For cookies it is also important to me whether they still taste great after a few days. Unfortunately, there are some cookies that only taste when they come straight out of the oven. After a few hours, they are either too soft or dry. The gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies have survived this test with flying colors. After a week in a closed container they were still crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. For a somewhat “healthier” sweets recipe try my almost healthy brownie.
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What do you need for the Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies?
- 2 1/2 cups Gluten-free Flour – works also with regular flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 pinch Sea Salt
- 2 ounces Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Butter
- 1/3 cup Cocoa Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup Coconut flower sugar
- 2 Egg Yolks
- 1 1/2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips – Or chopped dark chocolate
- 1/2 cup Pecan Nuts Chopped
- Sea Salt – optional a pinch before baking on top of the cookie
How to make the gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookies?
- First slowly melt the butter and the cocoa butter. They should not get too hot, just melt. Then in the bowl of your stand mixer beat sugar, melted butter and cocoa butter, egg yolks, vanilla extract and cream cheese until fluffy.
- In a separate bowl mix the dry ingredients – flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Beat just until combined. You do not want to over mix this.
- Chop your pecan nuts and add together with your chocolate chips to the dough. Again mix only until it is combined. I sometimes place my dough for an hour or so in the fridge.
- Preheat your oven to 360° Fahrenheit. Use a baking or teflon sheet and add scoops of cookie dough onto the sheet. They should be several inches apart. Before baking I also sprinkle some coarse sea salt, just a pinch on the cookies. This is optional.
- Bake your cookies for around 12-15 minutes. They should still be really soft in the middle. Coming from the oven they still hold a lot of heat and cook a little further.