But I did learn, early on, that one of the ways to his heart was through chocolate chip cookie dough. Not chocolate chip cookies. Just the dough.
The Husband and I met at the very beginning of our freshman year of college. At the time, I had no idea what cooking or baking was about. And I also had no idea that I was gluten intolerant. The only cookie that I'd ever made from scratch was chocolate chip cookies using the Tollhouse recipe from the back of the Nestle chocolate chip package.
Apparently, for the Husband-In-Training, cookie dough is the way to a man's heart.
Last month, glutenfreegoddess posted a recipe for chocolate chip cookies using quinoa. I was instantly intrigued as quinoa is one of my staples. I use whole quinoa for side salads. I use quinoa flakes for a delicious hot cereal breakfast, but I've never used quinoa to make cookies. It was time to change that. I modified her recipe slightly, and I was really happy with the results. So was the Husband.
1/2 cup Organic Quinoa Flour
1/2 cup tapioca flour
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
3/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2/3 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons real maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Combine the wet and dry ingredients until you get a thick, sticky batter. Then beat in two large eggs. Finally, stir in 1 cup of dark chocolate chips.
Whether you like the dough or the cookies better, this recipe is a keeper. Enjoy!