I tweaked a recipe I had for my Hubby’s favourite cookies, and this was the result. My honourary nephew says they’re “just like normal cookies – but they’re not!”
1cup butter substitute (I used shortening) with 2cups sugar
1tsp vanilla and 3 eggs – beat until very light and fluffy.
1 1/2cups Gems flour (or a good whole grain all purpose flour)
1/2cup each (total of 1.5cups) – white rice flour, tapioca flour and potato starch (can sub other fluff flour as needed)
1tsp guar gum
1tsp each baking powder and baking soda
2cups ground hazelnuts (or other nuts) (maybe a bit more if you think it needs it)
chocolate chips until it looks right. 1-2cups
Next, you can roll the dough into logs and wrap in wax/parchment paper and refrigerate overnight, OR, refrigerate the bowl of dough overnight, and then roll into balls.
Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.
Sub 3/4cup of fluff flour for 3/4c. cocoa… yummy!