The Holidays are a great time for cookie mixes in a jar. I have altered some of our favorite recipes to be GF so that we can share the joys of a GF diet with our loved ones. I do recommend using real eggs in these mixes if you can, however they turn out well with replacements. You can make your own with 2 Tbsp water, 1 Tbsp Olive Oil and 2 tsp baking powder for each egg or you can also use 1/4 c tofu or about 3 Tbsp applesauce for each egg. The Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips are dairy free, so if you use them and use a soy margarine, this mix is GFCF!
Basic Cookie Mix
1 3/4 C. GF Flour Blend (See Below)
3/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
3/4 tsp. Bob’s Red Mill GF Baking Soda
3/4 C. Packed light brown sugar
1/2 C. Organic evaporated cane sugar
1 1/2 C. Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (See sub alternatives below)
Mix GF flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl and then pour into clean 1 quart jar. Next, layer on the brown sugar, then the chocolate chips (or replacement) then top with the cane sugar. Seal the jar and decorate as desired. Include the following instructions:
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Beat together 3/4 cup softened soy margarine, 1 egg (or replacement) and 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in mixer bowl until creamed. Add cookie mix. Blend well, be sure there are no lumps. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased INSULATED baking sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes lightly browned. Cool on baking sheets for 1-2 minutes prior to moving to cooling racks. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.
GF Flour Blend- Makes 8 Cups (approx.)
This is a perfect, slightly sweet blend to use for cookies
1 cup chickpea flour
6 cups sorghum flour
1 cup sweet rice flour
Substitutions for Cookie Mix
Replace Chocolate Chips with- 1 1/2 C. Dried Blueberries or Cranberries
Decrease Chocolate Chips to 3/4 C and add 3/4 Banana Chips
Add 1/2 C. Nuts of your choice to mix
Also fun- process dried strawberries into a fine powder, layer 3/4 C. in place of chocolate chips. If you want to get REALLY crazy, you can also add a layer of dried blueberries or banana chips!
Depending on your requirements, you may also want to sub Sunspire Chocolate Drops for the chips.