Ariyele’s Gluten Free Chocolate Chips ~ Video
Ariyele’s original recipe did not match what she says in the video.
I followed the original recipe but it was too runny so … I added 1.5 cups more of Almond Flour. Also, they were not sweet enough, so I next time I will use 1/2 cup of Xylitol (I use Xyla Brand) 1/3 cup. I used Cacao nibs (Nivata Brand) and I used 1/2 of a 70% cacao dark chocolate bar. I baked the cookies for the recommended 9 minutes, next time I will cook them for 11 minutes. They were a very light color when I took them out of the oven, I would like to see them a little darker. These cookies “set up” beautifully and were delicious. I have amended the recipe to reflect my changes below:
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Bake Time: 10 minutes
- Makes: 22-23 cookies (I used a small ice cream scoop)
- Complexity: easy
- 3.5 cups almond flour
- 2 Tbsp + 1tsp coconut flour
- 1/4 cup grass-fed butter, room temperature (even softer if you’re hand mixing)
- 2 Tbsp almond butter (if unavailable, substitute with honey)
- 1 jumbo egg (or 2 small eggs), room temperature
- 1/2 cup Xylitol + 1 tbsp of honey
- 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips (recipe used a mix of chunky and regular)
- 1 tsp large sea salt crystals (optional garnish at the end if desired)
- Step 1: Mixing the Wet IngredientsNote: for the special ingredients, check Ariyele’s website on where to find them: http://inthekitchenkeepinitreal.com/
Using a food processor, mix the following ingredients: butter, almond butter, egg, coconut sugar, and the vanilla extract. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Step 2: Mixing In the Dry Ingredients
- Add to the butter mixture, the rest of the ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix until you get a smooth texture. From time to time, scrape the sides of the food processor using a spatula to make sure that all the ingredients are well mixed-in.
Place the dough in a bowl and add the chocolate chips. Using a spoon, make sure that the chocolate chips are well-incorporated into the dough.
- Step 3: Shaping and Baking the Cookies
- Preheat your oven to 350 F (176 C).
- Using a large spoon, or even better an ice cream scooper, place portions of the dough in a baking pan covered with parchment paper.
- Place a piece of parchment on top of the dough balls, and gently press on top of the parchment paper to flatten the cookies.
- Bake the cookies for around 9-11 minutes. Make sure not to overbake.
- Once the cookies are done, they will be soft, so let them cool down before you eat them. They will be soft and chewy!
After I cook them and they have cooled, I put them in a tin in the freezer. They are delicious taken right out of the freezer.