Divine Double Chocolate Cookies

By Leanne Overlander | Recipes

Dec 04

cooking-chocolate smallChocolate(Latin- Theobroma Cacaois; which means Food of the Gods), is loved by many, even to the point of being an obsession for some.  Luckily it is naturally gluten-free. It has been around for centuries, believed to be popular with the Mayans and Aztecs.  It was brought back to Europe by the Spaniards but chocolate did not gain its popularity for eating until around 1874.

Chocolate is even thought to have health benefits.  It needs to be dark chocolate.  Sorry to all those milk chocolate lovers out there.  This superfood's benefits are from polyphenol antioxidants, serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins.  These components help with mood, heart health, appetite control, and even anti-aging and inflammation.

There are several kinds and everyone seems to have their take on which is the best.  From the rich,creamy flavor of white chocolate to the stronger flavor of dark chocolate, there is something for everyone.  This recipe blends a couple forms of chocolate into a rich cookie with s mild mint flavor that will satisfy the pickiest chocolate lover.

 

Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Cookie
Yields 2
A rich mint chocolate treat to calm the strongest chocolate cravings.
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Cook Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 C Chocolate chips
  2. 2 Tbsp Butter
  3. 1 C + 3 Tbsp Gluten-free all-purpose flour
  4. 3 Tbsp Peppermint hot chocolate
  5. 1 tsp Baking powder
  6. 1/2 tsp Salt
  7. 1/2 C Sugar
  8. 1/3 C Brown sugar
  9. 2 Eggs
  10. 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips and butter; set aside to cool a bit.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine sugars, eggs, milk and vanilla on high speed until light and fluffy.
  5. Add in the flour, hot chocolate, baking powder, salt, and 1 C chocolate chips; mix until well combined.
  6. Mix in melted chocolate just until all is blended.
  7. Using a spoon or scoop form small balls of dough and place on a parchment lined baking sheet 2" apart.
  8. Press the cookies down a bit. Place up to 6 chocolates decoratively on the cookies.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until cookies are fully cooked but not yet browning.
Notes
  1. The chocolate chips may dry out when put on at beginning of the baking time. You can place them as they come out of the oven. They may fall off easier using this method.
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About the Author

Classically trained in Biology and Genetics at the University of Minnesota St. Paul Biological Sciences campus. Gluten free for more than 5 years.