Cookie 8: Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies (Gluten-Free)

Gluten-Free Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 whisked egg white
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Almond Butter Cookie Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix almond butter, brown sugar, whisked egg white, baking soda, vanilla extract and salt just until blended. Stir in dark chocolate chips with a spatula. Drop into cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. (I use my cookie scoop to get consistent sizing.) Bake for about 12 minutes. Slide the parchment paper off of the cookie sheet and onto a cooling rack to cool. This is a very soft and crumbly gluten-free cookie recipe, so let them cool completely before enjoying! Easily one of the least bad-for-you cookies I’ve made, and bonus points for being flourless for those folks with a sweet tooth who also happen to have gluten-free diets.

Cookie Recipe 7: Double Chocolate Mint Cookies

I’m a little behind on the cookie project (and just about everything else in my life) so I’ll be making two this week instead of the usual one. This is modified from a Food Network recipe for Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Double Chocolate Andes Mint Cookie Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups Andes mint chips
Double Chocolate Andes Mint Cookie Recipe Directions
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. In one bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda. In your kitchen mixer, mix the softened butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, vanilla and cocoa powder just until completely blended. Stir the dry ingredients mixture in a bit at a time. Add the chocolate chips and Andes mint chips. Drop in 1.5-inch scoops on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for about 10 minutes.

Cookie Recipe 6: Apple Spice Cookies

Apple Spice Cookies. Ridiculously. Good. Cookies.

I made these for my younger brother’s going away party this weekend. I know this blog is about baked goods, but if I could take a moment to say a few words about my brother… My brother is 22, and recently enlisted in the U.S. Army. He leaves next week for basic training at Fort Jackson (where my parents-in-law just happen to be)! As many of you know, my husband just returned from Afghanistan, and that deployment was what inspired me to start Fifty-Two Cakes to pass the time. It was hard at first to find out that as soon as I got my husband home, my only brother would be leaving for the Army. But as difficult as it is, I must say how incredibly proud of him I am. He has wanted this for a long time, and he took the initiative to change his life for the better and enlist in the Army to pursue what he really wants to do. I have always been so proud of my baby brother, and so excited to see what he would become. Cody, I hope you find everything you are looking for in the Army and get to do what you are truly passionate about – we are so proud of you and we love you!

So I had some organic apples in my box this week from KC Door to Door Organics. I can think of no better item to work into an apple cookie recipe. After from my KitchenAid, the Fruit and Vegetable Chopper is the second best gift my husband has ever gotten me. It’s kind of funny that I saw this thing on an infomercial in a hotel and then my husband got it for me. I use this thing weekly, at least. It made chopping up the apples for this apple spice cookie recipe take no time and I had perfectly evenly sized apple chunks. And of course, once again I used my cookie scoop and got perfectly sized apple spice cookies.

Apple Spice Cookie Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup shortening or butter
  • 1 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 cups diced apple (about 2 apples)
Apple Spice Cookie Recipe Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In your kitchen mixer, beat the shortening, brown sugar, egg and milk together with the paddle attachment until thoroughly blended. Mix together the baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, salt and flour in a separate bowl, and add it to the mixer gradually. At the end, add the walnuts, raisins and apples. Don’t like nuts? Use a full cup of raisins. Don’t like raisins? Use a full cup of walnuts. Don’t like either? Skip ’em. I don’t care. Bake at about 12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Recipe makes about 3 dozen (36) apple cinnamon cookies with a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.
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Cookie Recipe 5: Classic Snickerdoodles

Classic Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening, or substitute another 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Classic Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe Directions 
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In your kitchen mixer, cream the butter, shortening (or more butter), sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. Once they’re well-blended, add the flour about 1 cup at a time. With the last 3/4 cup of flour, also add the cream of tartar, baking soda and salt and mix just until blended. In a separate bowl, mix the sugar and cinnamon. Using a cookie scoop or just your hands to roll into evenly sized balls of dough, and roll them in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet (lined with parchment paper if you have it). Bake about 10 minutes. They should be set, with slightly browned edges, but not hard. No one likes a too-crunchy snickerdoodle, aight? Recipe makes about 30 snickerdoodle cookies with a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.
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Classic Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe
Classic Snickerdoodles Cookie Recipe

Cookie Recipe 4: Chocolate Cayenne Snickerdoodles

I was in a pinch to get this cookie recipe out, so I used what I had in the house. I basically made the Mexican Chocolate Snickerdoodles recipe, but I substituted honey for the maple syrup as I had none in the house but had honey aplenty. (In case you didn’t know, you can substitute honey for maple syrup and vice versa in many recipes.) I think I actually ended up liking better the texture of the chocolate cayenne snickerdoodle cookies with honey in place of the maple syrup. I’ll be taking these into the office tomorrow morning to share with team members! The chocolate cayenne snickerdoodle cookie recipe made about 30 cookies with a 1.5 tablespoon cookie scoop.

 

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