Wednesday, February 1

GF Chocolate Crackles

First posted 9-28-10   Still delicious.

I just rebaked chocolate crackles for the most recent family reunion and the newest recipe modification turned out delicious.  I baked some 12 minutes and some 10, just so I could have some crispy and some chewy and delicious.

I started with the world's standard cookie recipe

1 1/2  cup sugar
1/2 stick butter
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

Blended until light and fluffy.

I then added this dry mix.

1/2 cup baking cocoa (I use dutched just because it's so dark.)
1 tsp. xanthan gum
1 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
2 1/2 cup to 3 cups flour.  (Any gf flour should work--I used my wholegrain mix.
(Add just until a ball can form.)

Roll balls in powdered sugar.  Place on cookie sheet and bake at 350 for ten-12 minutes.

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The biggest bowl in the house--the big green Tupperware was the bowl of choice when I baked cookies as a kid. Mom never let us bake any cookie unless we did it in a triple batch. "Otherwise," she said, "it's a total waste of time."

True, with nine of us children, most of the cookies would be disappear as soon as they came out of the oven. After two or three batches, most of us would have slunk off in guilty happiness with two or three in hand.
And feigning exhaustion after sheet ten, I would have been dismissed to snack on my handful with a book. Mom would be forced to finish the last batches and pack some off to the freezer disguised as green beans.

Here is her recipe:
1/2 cup butter
3 squares baking chocolate (melted)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups of flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

I planned to switch to GF flour and add xanthun gum. Certainly it would be delicious.

Here are my CHOCOLATE CRUMBLES, which is what results when:

Out of butter, I substituted shortning,
out of baking chocolate, out of cocoa, I substituted chocolate chips
out of my GF flour mix, so I substituted two other kinds
In the rush, forgot the leavening and the xanthun gum.

This is what results, and it's still very delicious. HA!


trishtator said...

These look so good! I was just thinking about these cookies the other day - I had a roommate that would make them all the time in college. I'm glad they were still good, despite substitutions :)

jacobithegreat said...

mmmm those look SO GOOD!

Terina Dee said...

These are delicious, maybe too good. I still had none left afterward and there aren't nine of us eating them!