Friday, December 5, 2014

Gluten Free Chocolate Truffle Cookies

You must be very special, because I am sharing with you one of my all-time favorite cookies to make at Christmas... literally.  You are not just getting the recipe, but actually have a chance to have these cookies.  At the end of this post, I explain how you can get them.

Gluten Free Chocolate Truffle Cookies
  I have made these Chocolate Truffle Cookies for years and always give them as gifts for my Christmas baking.  This year, for the first time, I have made a gluten free version, and I can't tell any difference.  That is probably because these Gluten Free Chocolate Truffle Cookies only have a 1/2 cup of flour to start with anyway, so replacing that with a gluten free flour blend didn't make a big difference.  Imagine biting into what seems to be a cookie with a bit of a crispy edge, but finding that the inside is very similar to a chocolate truffle, loaded with gooey chocolate chips...but it's still kind of a cookie.  Intrigued? I guess you are going to have to make them too to find out just how amazing these cookies are.  Top them with a dusting of powdered sugar and box or bag them up, and you have a nice gift...that is, if you don't eat them all before you give them away (like we did this year).  I think next time I will make two batches, one for us and one to give! Hey, speaking about would you like me to make you a batch?

 What are some of your all-time favorite Christmas treats to give or make?  The first person (who lives in the United States) who lets me know their favorite thing to bake at Christmas, will win a batch of these Gluten Free Chocolate Truffle Cookies.  Just comment below!  Anyone else who comments (once again, who lives in the United States) will be part of a random selection (by a third party) to receive a batch too! Make sure and include your e-mail address in your comment so I can contact the winners. So two batches of Gluten Free Chocolate Truffle Cookies are up for grabs, so get to commenting!  Merry Christmas from Goodies Gone Gluten Free.

Recipe From: Goodies Gone Gluten Free
Slightly Adapted from: Taste of Home
click here for Printable Recipe

4 squares (1 ounce each) unsweetened chocolate
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
1/3 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup gluten free all purpose flour
2 Tbsp. baking cocoa
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Confectioner's sugar

In a microwave or double broiler, melt unsweetened chocolate, 1 cup of chocolate chips and butter; cool for 10 minutes.  In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and eggs for 2 minutes.  Beat in vanilla and the chocolate mixture.  Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; beat into chocolate mixture.  Stir in remaining chocolate chips.  Cover and chill for at least 3 hours.  Remove about 1 cup of dough.  With lightly floured hands (make sure to use gluten free flour), roll into 1-in. balls.  Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10-12 minutes or until lightly puffed and set.  The tops should not look wet, but cookie will still be a bit soft.  Cool on pan 3-4 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.  Repeat with remaining dough.  Dust with confectioners' sugar.

1 comment:

  1. Well, I guess no one wanted a box of these cookies! Too bad. I hope you try to make them yourself. They really are a treat!