Recipe For Gluten-Free Soft Chocolate Cookies

I was inspired to make these Gluten-Free Soft Chocolate Cookies after watching Harry Foster make brookies for Nigella Lawson. They are cookies with a brownie texture.
Gluten-Free Soft Chocolate Cookies
Gluten Free Soft Chocolate Cookies
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Given years of poor infrastructure maintenance and bad choices the Western Cape is in a dire situation with a lack of water. At the time of writing this post we have had very little rainfall, and even less snow. A local company has made the offer to install desalination plants at no cost to the local Government. Within three months our water problems could be at an end. But to date no decision has been taken which would see the start of these facilities being implemented. The water would be sold to the City of Cape Town and we in turn would be charged for our consumption. This would be a far better proposal as to what we have at present. We are on level 4B water restrictions which have all sorts of implications for households. Our water usage is restricted to 87 litres per person, per day.

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I am battling to find ways to come up with using less water. We absolutely refuse to not shower each day. I just cannot imagine waking up and not washing. So we have buckets placed all around when we shower. The fall off water is being used for cleaning and for flushing the loo. That is another thing I cannot just ignore. We are flushing less, but still doing so as I don’t want my drains to become blocked. We are using as much grey water as possible for the toilet but we still need fresh water for the laundry, to cook and to drink. I have been buying drinking water but that still has to come from somewhere. Do you have any great water saving tips to share? And for that, I will virtually share these yummy gluten-free soft chocolate cookies.

Gluten-Free Soft Chocolate Cookies

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Gluten-Free Soft Chocolate Cookies
 
These cookies have a soft interior and are packed full of chocolate
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Ingredients
  • 350g dark chocolate, minimum 70% cocoa, broken up into pieces
  • 45g butter
  • 225g fructose
  • 80g cassava flour
  • 5mls baking powder *
  • 3 eggs
  • 5mls vanilla purée
  • 25g g cacao nibs
Method
  1. Place the chocolate and butter into a glass bowl and melt in the microwave **
  2. Stir to combine and set aside to cool
  3. Place the fructose, flour, baking powder, eggs and vanilla purée into a stand mixer bowl
  4. Mix by hand with a spatula to combine and then beat with the paddle attachment until pale
  5. Add to the chocolate and mix until thoroughly combined
  6. Place the bowl into the fridge for 30 minutes
  7. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  8. Using an ice cream scoop, dollop the dough onto 2 lined baking sheets, leaving space between them as they will spread
  9. Flatten slightly and drop 1.25mls of cacao nibs onto each cookie, pressing in slightly
  10. Bake for 25 minutes and remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes on the tray
  11. Place onto a wire rack to cool completely
  12. Store in an airtight container
My Notes
* make sure it is gluten-free
** do this in 30 second increments to make sure you do not burn the chocolate
Recipe Information
Serves / Makes: 20

 

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14 thoughts on “Recipe For Gluten-Free Soft Chocolate Cookies

  1. Gosh, that’d test anyone a water shortage like that. Earlier this year after the Cyclone we lost all water for 6 days, luckily we knew we had to store some water “in case” all services were shut down, but by the 5th and 6th day we were pretty challenged let me tell you. We were washing our hair in quickly turning green pool water but thankfully there was no shortage of bucketing water to flush from the pool. Hope things get better soon my friend.
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    1. At least you had a swimming pool! That could be a real life saver.

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  2. Wow Tandy, I can’t imagine such a water shortage. Wish you the best and of course some rain. The cookies sound and look wonderful, I am a chocolate fiend;)
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    1. I am also a chocolate fiend 🙂 I am hoping for some rain. It has been so hot here and very dry.

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  3. Oh dear, Tandy, this water situation is terrible in Cape Town. We are not even going to Cape Town on holiday at the moment due to the water restrictions.

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    1. It is so bad! We have had the hottest winter in years.

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  4. I’m sorry the drought is so bad. We were in a similar situation in 2008/09. Buckets in the shower, grey water for flushing etc. It’s a mental challenge to make sure you are making every drop count. We were alsways water conscious but are now incredibly so and still catch the water from out laundry tap in a bucket (which is often where wash our hands as it’s closer than the bathroom), to put on the garden. I also wash the fruit and veg in there for the same reason. It sound like you are doing the best you can. Have a brookie and a cup of tea to treat yourself!

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    1. This is the second drought we have had here since 2001, but this one is terrible. The only good thing is that the habits will stick with us 🙂

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  5. Such a challenging situation Tandy, we have been on water restrictions but never that severe. I can’t think of anything that you’re not already doing! These just look delicious!

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    1. Thanks Jem, and sorry to hear you are in the same boat!

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  6. Love the fact that these cookies have a brownie like texture. Chocolate is one of my favorite things, so I can I tell I would love these cookies. Have a lovely weekend.
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    1. Thanks Anu, hope you had a good weekend as well 🙂

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  7. I’m with you. I couldn’t go without a shower every day. I’m sure there are other ways of saving water as you’ve mentioned that are easier on everyone around 🙂 I also made chocolate choc chip cookies hehe!
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    1. We really are in synch xox

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