Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies

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Have you ever heard of Supercross?  Well, I hadn’t either…. until I first met my husband.  He explained to me how he used to race dirt bikes and I thought it consisted of the bikes just hap-hazardously going around a track and whoever was the fastest won. Oh no, there’s so much more to it than that! I remember the first few races we watched together and how into it was. Well, if it makes him happy, then I needed to get into it, too! We watched every race, every weekend, often staying up until well after mid-night watching the west-coast races. He never even told me how good he was at racing until one race we watched he told me he used to race against ‘that guy’ and ‘that guy’ and those racers were the best racers in the world! I remember when I first went to meet his parents in Indiana and I walked into his childhood bedroom I quickly realized how good he really was by seeing all the enormous first place trophies he had won over the years! He’s so humble. So, needless to say…now I know pretty much everything there is to know about the sport (not as much as my husband knows, obviously)!

Well, today is Dallas Supercross and it’s like a holiday in our household. Before the boys were born, Brock and I would head to the stadium and spend the entire day there walking the pits, watching the qualifying races, drinking our sugar-packed Monster drinks, and partaking in all the fun. Now, he goes with buddies and I stay home with the boys. I kinda miss going with him! But, today my girlfriend Megan is going to come over and hangout with the boys and I while the guys go have fun.

Megan is one of my very best friends and I always enjoy spending time with her. We have no big plans tonight…the Olympics are going on in PyeongChang so we’ll probably watch whatever sport is competing and have some dinner. Megan has a gluten intolerance and I’m not always the best at catering to that. So, today I am planning ahead…I am going to make her a special gluten-free dessert! I know she rarely gets baked goods because of the gluten in most of them so I’m going to bake her up some GF cookies!

I found a recipe and adapted it a little bit…these are super easy to make and take no time at all!

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Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (I used semi-sweet)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • parchment paper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil.
  2. Stir together the cocoa powder, powdered sugar, & salt.  Stir in the chocolate chips.img_9012
  3. Stir in the vanilla and egg whites.  Mixture will be thick.img_9014
  4. Spoon onto greased parchment paper.img_9015
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes.  The tops will be glossy and slightly cracked when done.img_9020
  6. Let cool for about 10 minutes on the baking sheet and then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.img_9067

This recipe makes 16 medium-sized cookies.

These cookies look and taste delicious! They are slightly crispy around the edges and soft and gooey on the inside just like I like my cookies! I can’t wait for her to come over and try these yummy little treats I made especially for her!  And oh my, the house smells so good…like decadent chocolate!!!

XOXO~

Jen

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