Gluten-Free Chopped Chocolate Cookies are full of chopped chocolate that permeates and melt inside the cookie. Watch out or these cookies will be devoured as soon as they are cooled. Not to mention these make the perfect treat for moms, dads, kids, and even Santa. I think I heard him say once it was his favorite cookie.
Needless to say that cookies are perfect for any time of the year. Indeed they are the perfect treat to serve after school or to friends and family. Consequently, I am a chocolate lover and therefore often make a double recipe. Then I scoop them into balls and freeze them. Thus, I can remove all or several at a time and have fresh hot cookies in no time.
When Making During the Holidays:
In all honesty, I am on my final prep days for our Christmas smorgasbord. There is Lefsa, Pickled Beets, Swedish Pickled Cucumber, Bread and Butter Pickles, and Lingonberry Jam 2, or Swedish Lingonberry Jam.
I hope that we are able to go to Midnight Candlelight Service on Christmas Eve but it will depend upon my family’s work schedules. For as long as I can remember I have always gone to church on Christmas Eve. When my mother lived in Sweden she too would attend candlelight service. Naturally, it is one of my family’s traditions. What are your traditions? Please leave them in the comment area. Needless to say, I would love to hear about your traditions.
About Gluten-Free Chopped Chocolate Cookies:
Unfortunately, these cookies are expensive to make due to the fact they use cassava flour and monk fruit sweetener. Not to mention, that I ran out of Cocoa Butter so I didn’t have the option of making chocolate chips. However, if you want to make chocolate chips from scratch follow my recipe here. Therefore, I used three of the Zazubean Nudie Dark Chocolate Bars. Believe it or not, they ran about 4 dollars for 3 oz. Not to mention, the cost of the cassava flour, Birch Xylitol or Monk Fruit Sweetener, Maple sugar, and butter. Needless to say, I have not had Chocolate Chip cookies for well over a year. Having Gluten-Free Chopped Chocolate Cookies was such a treat. Or you can choose to Freeze cookies and make fresh ones any time you choose.
Information on Xylitol
Additionally, I used Birch Xylitol in this recipe. What is Birch Xylitol? In fact, it is an extract naturally occurring in many fruits and vegetables. In fact, it is widely used as a sugar substitute in gum. Not all Xylitol is alike. Birch Xylitol is made from Birchwood. Interestingly enough Xylitol can be made from corn so be sure to read the label. In my opinion, it is sweeter than Monk Fruit Sweetener and therefore you can use less of it. However, I recommend that you do your own research to find out if Xylitol is something you would want to use. In other words, please be aware that Xylitol is toxic to dogs. Not to mention, that a small amount can be fatal for dogs.
This made approximately 85 cookies. Nutritional facts are without nuts as I did not add nuts.
Gluten-Free Chopped Chocolate Cookies
1 1/2 cup cassava flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp pink salt
1 cup butter
1/2 cup Birch Xylitol or Monk Fruit Sweetener
1/2 cup Maple Sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla
2 cup chopped chocolate bars
1 cup chopped nuts of choice (optional)
Directions for Gluten-Free Chopped Chocolate Cookies:
First, preheat oven to 350. Secondly, grease cookie sheets. Next mix together cassava flour, baking soda, and pink salt.
In a mixing bowl or stand mixer cream butter with birch xylitol or sweetener of choice., maple sugar, and lastly but not least the pure vanilla. Add eggs to the butter mixture one at a time. After the addition of each egg blend butter mixture together until well blended. Gradually add the cassava flour into the butter mixture in thirds. Incorporate the flour in by mixing together until all the flour mixture has been incorporated.
Chop the chocolate of your choice into chip size pieces. Next, stir the chocolate into the cookie dough.Using a size 60 cookie scoop being scooping out the dough onto greased cookie sheets. Set each cookie about 1/2 an inch apart. Finally, place in oven and bake 8-12 minutes for soft cookies or 15-20 minutes for a crisp cookie
Or place scooped cookies on a cookie sheet and flash freeze. Then remove from the cookie sheet from the freezer. Place semi-frozen cookies in a freezer bag and place inside an airtight container. Store in the freezer for up to 4 months. Remove from the freezer and allow to come to room temperature and cook for soft cookies 8-12 minutes and for a crisp cookie 12-18 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 F.
No thawing necessary:
Bake from frozen add cookies to a greased cookie sheet. Just adjust cooking times by an additional 3-4 minutes longer than if they were thawed. Hence for soft cookies 11-16 or for crisp cookies 15-22 minutes.
Gluten-Free Chopped Chocolate Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups cassava flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp pink salt
- 1 cup butter
- 1/2 cup birch Xylitol
- 1/2 cup Maple Sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups chopped chocolate bars
Optional add 1 cup chopped nuts of your choice
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease cookie sheets.
- In a bowl mix together cassava flour, baking soda, pink salt.
- Cream butter with birch xylitol, maple sugar, and vanilla.
- Add eggs one at a time. Gradually add the cassava flour into the butter a little at a time until well blended.
I used Nudie Chocolate Bars
- Chop the chocolate up into chip size pieces. Stir in the chopped chocolate chips. Using a size 60 cookie scoop. Place scooped cookies on the greased cookie sheets.
- Place in oven and bake 20 - 25 minutes.
Or place scooped cookies on a cookie sheet and place in the freezer.
- Once frozen remove and place inside a freezer bag inside an airtight container in the freezer. Remove from freezer and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake 25 - 30 minutes. This way you can have a freshly baked cookie whenever you want one.
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 2 g||2 %|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||5 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 4 mg||1 %|
|Sodium 29 mg||1 %|
|Potassium 5 mg||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 5 g||2 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0 g||1 %|
|Sugars 1 g|
|Protein 0 g||1 %|
|Vitamin A||0 %|
|Vitamin C||1 %|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|