Gluten Free Cowboy Cookie Recipe

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The movement for gluten free foods is encouraging people to eat a larger variety of grains. For too long we have made cookies with white all purpose flour, maybe un-bleached or at best whole wheat flour. Today we have access to so many different type of grain flours, vegetable starches, flaked and whole grains at almost every grocery store. I like to try new grains, I hope you will too.IMG_7277Vegan Gluten Free Cowboy Cookie

Yields:  1 dozen cookies

1/2 cup sorghum flour (sweet white)
1/4 cup brown rice flour
1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
1/4 cup tapioca flour (aka tapioca starch)
1 & 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 dash nutmeg
3 dashes cinnamon

1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon golden flax

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons nut milk
2 tablespoons light oil
2 tablespoons cashew butter
a couple drops of vanilla

2 tablespoons chopped dates
1/4 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup fruit sweetened dried cranberries

Pre-heat oven to 375°

In a large bowl mix flours, baking soda and spices. Set aside.

Bring water and flax to a boil in a small sauce pot, reduce to low and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside the flax goo.

Cream the sugar, nut milk, vanilla, cashew butter, oil and flax goo.

Add flour mixture to the creamed sugar mixture a little at at a time. Mix until well incorporated.

Add fruit, nuts and chocolate chips to the dough. Mixing this with your hands will make the job much easier!

Scoop a golfball sized amount of dough, roll it into a round ball. Place them 3 inches apart on a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Press down the dough with your hand or the bottom of a jar, spreading it to about 2 inches in diameter.

Bake at 375° for 12 minutes. Let rest on pan for 5 minutes, then use a spatula to lift the cookies to a cooling rack.

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2 Thoughts on “Gluten Free Cowboy Cookie Recipe

  1. So glad I found your blog. I’ll for sure have fun finding new recipes. I’m fairly new to the vegan way of eating but have been gluten free (mostly) for some time. The cookies look wonderful! :-)

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