February 17, 2011
I used to make these cookies just dairy free and always found it hard to refrain from eating the full dozen, but when my food allergy blood test came back with the list of foods to eliminate from my diet I thought my favourite cookies were going to be off limits entirely but after a little bit of thinking, reading and experimenting I made it happen… And yes, I'm still finding it hard to not eat the full dozen!
Obviously if you don't have problems with eggs, wheat or gluten feel free to substitute all of the flours for just 150g (1¼ cup) white wheat flour and 1 egg for the flax and water mixture seeing as that is the original recipe but I think that you will find either variation acceptable.
-Soya free (if you use soya free margarine and chocolate)
Chocolate Chunk & Brazil Nut Cookies – Gluten, Dairy, Egg & Wheat Free
30g (¼ cup) Millet flour
30g (¼ cup) Gram flour
30g (¼ cup) Quinoa flour
30g (¼ cup) Brown Rice flour
30g (¼ cup) Tapioca flour
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
½ tsp salt
125g (½ cup) allergy-safe margarine
45g (¼ firmly packed cup) brown sugar
125g (½ cup) white sugar
2tbsp ground flax mixed with a pinch of baking powder and 3tbsp water
1tsp vanilla extract
100g brazil nuts cut into sizable chunks (approx 3-4 pieces per nut)
100g allergy-safe chocolate cut into sizable chips (similar to nuts)
Preheat oven to 180C/350F Gas Mark 4
Sift the flours, soda and salt together.
Blend or Cream margarine with sugars until ‘fluffy’. Add flax mixture and vanilla to margarine and sugar and beat together.
Stir in dry ingredients. When fully blended stir in chocolate and nuts.
Grease two cookie sheets with margarine. Roughly form six 2 inch balls of cookie dough onto each cookie sheet (totaling 12), leaving room for spreading.
Important: The cookies will be rather delicate when first taken out of the oven so let them cool on the cookie sheets for 5 or 6 minutes before transferring to a wire rack. Ideally use a flat metal spatula when removing cookies from the pan.
also, thanks to the intolerant gourmet (see link under web excursions) for the egg replacement help!