It’s been a cookie-fied week over here. The kiddos may be cookie monsters, but I hold the crown as the Cookie Monster Queen. It’s been my go-to dessert snack as of late.
Let’s keep this short and sweet.
These cookies have a half-baked texture.
Think cookie dough meets soft crumbly cookie.
They’re totally snack appropriate.
Need I say more?
Half-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Bites
GF and Vegan
Adapted from Krissy’s Cashew Niblets
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 TBSP light brown sugar, packed
- 1 TBSP tapioca starch
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup almond meal
- 1/2 cup medjool dates, chopped
- 2 TBSP coconut oil, melted
- 2 TBSP brown rice syrup
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips (dairy-free if making vegan)
Preheat oven to 325*F. Soak chopped medjool dates in a small bowl filled with hot water for 10 minutes to soften. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, tapioca starch, baking powder and salt. In a food processor or high speed blender, blend softened (and drained) medjool dates and almond meal until a paste is formed. Add wet ingredients (coconut oil, brown rice syrup, vanilla) and process until fully combined. Add the flour mixture and continue to process until a sticky dough is formed. Fold in chocolate chips.
Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Press down gently on cookies to flatten. Bake at 325*F for 7-8 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
1. No almond meal? Try another type of nut. Just process the nuts in a high speed blender/food processor first. Nut butter would probably work as well.
2. The brown rice flour didn’t have a binding effect, so you could try substituting another type of flour (i.e. oat, all-purpose, white rice).
3. Honey in place of brown rice syrup.
4. Potato starch or corn starch would probably work in place of tapioca starch.
I haven’t made the cookies using these substitutions, so I can’t tell you exactly how they would turn out. If you make them, please let me know the end result!
Oh by the way, the bites taste amazing frozen.
Have a wonderful cookie-and-Mexican-food-filled weekend!
Tell me: Got any fun plans for Cinco de Mayo?