Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Gluten Free Texas Cookies



I discovered this gooey concoction on Food Gawker yesterday, and decided to try a GF version. One of the things I love best about Better Batter is how easy it is to substitute it into regular recipes. It is a one for one exchange. These yummy chocolate chip cookies are so good we barely let them cool before digging in. They are a bar cookie and are not over-baked...You want them gooey and chewy. It is a great base for whatever you want to throw on. I threw chocolate chips on the whole thing, and then a row of nuts and a row of Reeces Peanut Butter chips. You wouldn't know these were gluten free, they are smooth and chewy with a great texture.


A piece of parchment paper on your cookie sheet makes it easy to remove. Once the batter is spread onto the sheet you can throw on whatever you want...Chocolate, butterscotch, coconut, nuts sprinkles...Endless possibilities. And I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to throw a scoop of ice cream on the side. I also wanted to add that if you don't need to cook gluten free, just substitute the Better Batter for flour. It is 1:1.



Here it is straight out of the oven...Just cut into bars and dig in. Due to the amount of brown sugar and butter, it tastes like soft and chewy toffee. I think I'm going to eat another one right now.


Gluten Free Texas Cookies
Sift together 1 cup Better Batter,
1/2 tsp. baking powder,
1/2 tsp. salt in a small bowl

Cream one stick butter,
2 cups brown sugar

Beat in 2 eggs, one at a time (mix well)

Add 1 tsp. vanilla

Mix in flour mixture until well mixed

Spread onto parchment-lined or greased cookie sheet

Sprinkle on any toppings you would like...Chocolate, coconut, nuts...

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes, and *promptly remove.

Cool and Cut!

*These cookies are meant to be chewy-gooey, do not overcook.




Recipe courtesy of:
http://www.thibeaultstable.com/2010/04/texas-cookies.html

2 comments:

Crissie said...

Wow. These look so great!

Nancy said...

These cookies look fabulous! Don't you just love it when you convert a recipe to GF and it comes out perfect? Will have to try the Better Batter flour.