- I didn’t have any agave nectar, so I used 1/4 cup of coconut sugar and 5 drops of NuNaturals pure liquid clear stevia. Before you run for the hills, let me tell you that I was skeptical about using stevia. On its’ own, it is so sweet, even an itty bitty drop of it is astonishingly sweet. But in this recipe, it is totally masked by all of the other ingredients.
- I used Trader Joe’s chocolate chips.
The Best Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies & Gluten Free Almond Power Bars
It’s Adopt-A-Gluten Free Blogger time again. Sea, of the widely read and popular gluten free blog called Book of Yum, sponsors this event every month. This month she has twenty-one bloggers participating. Big kudos to Sea for assuming such a huge undertaking. I am grateful that she puts forth the energy to help us learn about so many amazing and talented gluten free bloggers. After missing out on adopting her last month, I got in line early to make sure I wouldn’t miss adopting Elana from Elana’s Pantry. This woman is a force to be reckoned with, and I say that with the utmost respect. In addition to teaching us about Honeyville Almond Flour, Elana has a vast library of fabulous recipes and tips on how to use almond flour on her blog. I would highly recommend that you make a date with Elana’s Pantry. And if you haven’t added her two books to your library of gluten free cookbooks, make a beeline for amazon and add them to your collection of gluten free resources. I own and love the first one - The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook – it is earmarked and stained from using it so much. Her new cookbook, Gluten-Free Cupcakes: 50 Irresistible Recipes Made with Almond and Coconut Flour is guaranteed to be a homerun, if her first book is any indication. You can pre-order it – the release date is April 26. The first recipe that I want to share with you is for Elana’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chip cookies. Other than halving it and making a few teeny tiny changes, I was faithful to Elana’s recipe. That counts as being faithful, right?! Halving it made 15 cookies. These are off the charts fantastic, people, I mean it. And they came together in a New York minute.Â I have a couple of recipes on my blog for gluten free chocolate chip cookies (here and here), but Elana’s recipe is easier than either of my recipes, and just as good! In fact, the almond flour gives these cookies a certain something that makes them stand really stand out in a crowd. If there was an award for the best gluten free chocolate cookie recipe, Elana would be the winner, hands down. Um, can you tell I absolutely love these cookies? Here are my two tiny tweaks:
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