The other night, I decided to make chocolate chip cookies. Nothing new, right? I love to bake and it was Sunday, also known as ‘cookie night’ in our home.
This week was different, though. This week I decided to bake cookies…. from scratch… without a recipe.
*insert gasp here*
Most days, I simply pick up a roll of our favorite cookie dough. But this week was different. As I wandered through the aisles at Whole Foods, I thought to myself, ‘Self, you are a college educated woman with three-quarters of a masters degree in nutrition. Surely you can figure out how to make cookies on your own’.
Yes, these would be a little trickier – I wanted them to be gluten-, grain-, and dairy free and not taste like paste. And, yes, I was going to be working with a flour I was somewhat unfamiliar with; cassava flour. But I was determined, I was confident, and I was sure I could just resort to eating the dough if all else failed.
So, I grabbed some chocolate chips, a bag of coconut sugar, surveyed the ingredients I had at home, and was off.
After dinner, I gave it a shot.
And, you know what – they weren’t half bad. The beauty of cassava flour is that it mixes much like all-purpose flour, so I was able to create the recipe pretty easily. Check it out below and give it a try.
And, remember, confidence is everything. The next time you want to try something new, go for it. Seriously, what’s the worst that can happen? You can always eat the batter.
1 1/4 cup cassava floor
1/3 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup coconut sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup ghee
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 375.
2. Combine dry ingredients in stand mixer or large bowl.
3. Add egg, ghee, maple syrup, and vanilla and mix until blended.
4. Fold in chocolate chips.
5. Scoop teaspoon sized balls into parchment lined cookie sheet. These will cook into cookies like you see above. To create more of a ‘cookie’ shape, simply flatten before you put them in the oven.
6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool*. Enjoy!
*or don’t- if you’re me you eat them right out of the oven then complain that you burnt your tongue. I like to live dangerously.