Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Grain and Gluten Free Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Well, I'm trying to start to get my act together!  I would like this blog to become a useful resource for customers of The Happy Belly and gluten/grain free people in general.  One of the things I hope to be able to do is post lots of delicious and nourishing recipes to help you on your way to good health and happiness.   So here is the first recipe!  How can you go wrong with chocolate?

Chocolate Truffle Cookies (Grain and Gluten Free)

Preheat oven to 350.

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1 cup chocolate chips or chunks (I use Enjoy Life brand)

Place cocoa powder, butter, and chocolate chips in small saucepan and melt over medium low heat, stirring often until smooth.  Remove from heat and allow to cool a bit.

In a large mixing bowl place:

3 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup coconut palm sugar

Beat well.


1/2 cup arrowroot flour
1/4 tsp baking soda
cooled chocolate mixture

Beat well.  Stir in:

1 cup chocolate chips or chunks
1 cup chopped crispy nuts  (optional)

Drop by spoonfuls onto parchment lined cookies sheets and bake for about 10 min. Makes about 36 cookies and one very lickable bowl!

So there you have it!  I usually make mine with hazlenuts, but I imagine that pecans or macadamias would be delicous as well.  To find out how and why you should soak nuts just click on the link above for 'crispy nuts'.  I soak and dehydrate large batches of nuts and store them in my freezer so they are conveniently available for snacking or baking.  Hope you enjoy the cookies!  If you try out this recipe please comment and let me know what you think.  Also let me know if you experiment with any of the ingredients, I'd love to know how your cookies turn out.

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