Autumn is now upon us! Sunny days at the beach have been replaced by cold, rainy afternoons spent indoors. And what better way to spend a miserable, wet day than with a warm chocolate cookie? If you are feeling a little down on a dreary fall day, these cookies could be your new best friend!
From the blog Kitchen Fun, these cookies are delightfully flavorful without being overly rich; and in perfectly-portioned sizes, you will easily be able to get your chocolate fix without feeling like you are over-indulging. Despite their cookie appearance, these little morsels are really brownies in disguise: they have a deep chocolate flavor, heavenly aroma, and chewy texture. And you would never guess that they are gluten-free! So the next time you find yourself feeling sluggish on a stormy day, whip up a batch of these simple (but decadent) cookies and watch all of your worries melt away!
From Kitchen Fun
Yield: about 4 dozen cookies (can be halved)
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 ounces dark chocolate
2 cups sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups GF Flour Mix*
1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
Melt chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water. Remove from heat and mix in oil and sugar. Mix in eggs, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla, then add the GF flour mix, xanthan gum, salt, and baking powder. Mix everything together, then refrigerate dough for at least 1 to 2 hours.
Heat oven to 350°F. Form dough into small balls (about 1 inch in diameter) and place them on a greased or parchment-lined cookie sheet (about 1 inch apart). Bake 10-12 minutes. Let cookies cool on sheet for at least 2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely (the cookies will be very delicate when they first come out of the oven but will firm up as they cool).*GF Flour Mix 2 cups brown rice flour 2/3 cup potato starch 1/2 cup tapioca starch