In my process of learning how to bake with gluten free flours I am trying to understand how things work and I thought if I bought a gluten free flour mix I could make one out of my own flours to bake with. However, when I got to the store some careless store worker had slit every single bag of flour when they opened the box and the only other gluten free mix was chocolate chip cookies!
Well, I thought, maybe I can still learn from this. So I bought it and when I got home I got started. First, I needed to veganize it. It called for half a cup of butter, an egg and two tablespoons water. So I used Earth Balance for butter and the flax seed egg substitute which is one tablespoon flax seed and two table spoons water.
I took a quick taste of the mix to see what I was getting in to and it was DISGUSTING. So gross that I thought that the cookies would be atrocious. I tried to think of something to make it better and decided on coconut.
The dough was really really dry but on the package they mentioned it would be but when molded it would come together. They were right!
It came together beautifully. The flavor of the flour disappeared in the final product! This is a big lesson for me because I think if I were baking something and the dough didn’t taste good I would assume the finished product wouldn’t either but I was proved wrong here.
They were chewy, flavorful, moist and everything I want out of a cookie. The chocolate chips were even vegan! I brought these to a get together and everyone thought they were delicious, even my husband:)
Hopefully next time I bake I’ll have success with my own flour. I’ll post the mix for all you out there trying to cut out gluten. I definitely recommend this mix to anyone wanting a healthy, vegan, gluten free cookie.
And now, for the obligatory Avery photo. I love all his expressions and I try to capture all of them in photos at some point. I got a lot of them the past couple days and it was hard to choose one for this! So I chose two. He made these two expressions one after another which made me laugh.