Slightly cakey, chewy and moist, chocolate arriving in melted chunks these cookies are sure to please anyone, not just those who cant eat gluten. Just one piece of advice: dont forget to add the salt. For those of you who dont know, a touch of salt is essential in baking cookies, to cut the sweetness and give each bite layers of taste. Somehow, even with all this baking experience, I forgot to add the salt into the first batch of these. My friends Anne and Rick came up with the trick to defeat the over-sweetness, however: we sprinkled sea salt on the top of the cookies before chewing them. This may sound ridiculous, but we were sighing happily as we ate.
1/2 cups sweet rice flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1/4 cup millet flour
1/4 cup teff flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 stick salted butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup Dagoba hot chocolate powder with chilis
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped into chunks
1. Preheat the oven to 350°. If you have one, lay down your Silpat on your baking sheet. If you dont, then you should buy one. But for now, line the baking sheet with parchment paper..
2. Mix together all the gluten-free flours (remember to measure them accurately, since every ounce counts here), plus the baking powder and soda. Dont forget the salt! Set this bowl aside.
3. Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer, cream the butter, sugars, and hot chocolate powder together, briefly, until they are mixed well and starting to grow fluffy. (This should be about two minutes.) Add the eggs and gluten-free vanilla. Put in all of the flour mixture at once and stir briefly, until just mixed. Add the chocolate chunks, then chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least fifteen minutes.
4. For the right ooey-gooey consistency, plop large balls of dough, about half the size of the palm of your hand, onto the Silpat or parchment paper. Bake for about twelve to fourteen minutes, depending on your oven. When you remove the cookies, the tops will be ever-so-soft. Allow them to cool on a baking sheet for ten minutes before removing to a plate, or your mouth.
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