Monday, October 12, 2009

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let It Snow!!!

Wow major snow in early October - the last time it snowed this early was 1978 so no wonder I don't remember it! My kids sure love it. Gabe is so excited - he keeps asking me if it is birthday (January) and Matthew insists Santa is on his way! Cute!

So I have been playing in the kitchen and have come across Agar Agar Powder as an egg replacer - awesome!!! I made chocolate chocolate chip cookies the other day with it and boy were they good - no, they were great!!! Here is the recipe ....

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies
Every Body Eat's by M.H.W. Hill, Page 234

1/4 cup pumpkin seed flour, or almond meal, or brown rice flour
1/4 cup potato starch, or tapioca flour, or cornstarch
2 tablespoons chia seed flour, or hazelnut meal, or flax meal, or brown rice flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum, or 1/4 teaspoon guar gum, or 1/4 teaspoon arrowroot starch
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
8 ounces vegan, soy-free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
4 tablespoons coconut butter
1 teaspoon agar agar powder
6 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon GF vanilla extract
3/4 cup light brown sugar
12 ounces vegan, soy-free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life)
  1. Line baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Place oven rack in second position; preheat oven to 350F.
  3. In airtight container combine pumpkin seed flour, potato starch, chia seed flour, baking powder, xanthan gum, and sea salt; place on lid; shake vigorously to combine; set aside.
  4. Melt 8 ounces chips with coconut butter; stir to cream together; set aside.
  5. Dissolve agar agar powder into water; bring to a simmer; remove from heat; stir in GF vanilla; set aside.
  6. In large mixing bowl beat together light brown sugar and melted chocolate mixture.
  7. Add dry ingredients; beat to combine.
  8. Add agar mixture; beat to combine; beat in 12 ounces chocolate chips.
  9. Form cookies using tablespoon; place 12 balls evenly-spaced onto prepared baking sheet.
  10. Place in preheated 350 oven; bake 15 minutes.
  11. Remove sheet to cooking rack; cool cookies on sheet 5 minutes; move to wire rack to cool completely (careful, they are flexible at this stage).
Cool before storing in airtight container up to 5 days (if they last that long!).

Servings: 30
Preheat: 350°F
Prep Time: 10 min
Cooking Time: 15 min

To use egg: omit agar agar powder; omit water; beat in 2 large eggs at end of step 6.
To use egg replacer powder: omit agar agar powder; decrease water to 1/4 cup; add 1 tablespoon egg replacer powder during step 3.
To use dairy: omit coconut butter; add unsalted butter of choice.

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