Saturday, January 29, 2011


To be read P-W-F-C-cubed...

And, otherwise known as "Peter's World Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies".  However, after today, they may be known as "Wheat Free" instead for the W and F!

One of our dear friends was diagnosed quite a number of months ago with Celiac's Disease and now lives a gluten free lifestyle.  It's been hard; she and her husband and Peter and I are all foodies together and this was devastating news (not just for her!).  But with some adapting and just a little extra effort, we've been able to enjoy numerous meals together and I've really been excited to try modifying recipes.

However, something I learned for 8 years of being a die-hard vegetarian was that it's not always fun being "special".  Sometimes, you'd like to eat what everyone else is having.  Tonight, they are coming over for dinner and, as I told Lys in an email, "tonight, we're all living the lifestyle".  I'm making GF Mexican food and there's no being special!  We're all eating delicious veggies with some rice and potato products!  And, in honor of the night, Peter transformed his delicious (I MEAN DELICIOUS) cookies, that he normally makes with a combo of white, wheat, and coconut flours, into GF delights!  They weigh in at 100 calories each (the recipe makes 43 cookies) and are extraordinary.  So, impress your GF friends (and your non-GF friends alike!) with this awesome Peter recipe!

1/3 cup Hazelnut Flour
1/3 cup Coconut Flour
scant 1 2/3 cup Rice Flour
1 cup butter
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
3/4 Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
1 large egg
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 bag (Ghirardelli) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/8 cup water

Cream the butter and sugars.  Add the eggs, vanilla, and water.  In another bowl, mix all your flours, baking soda, and salt.  Add to the wet ingredients.  Add the chocolate chips.  In 375 degree oven, bake for 9-11 minutes (depending on your soft-hard cookie preference; we did 9:30).



Debby@Just Breathe said...

They sound wonderful. Where do you find those flours? I bet our Trader Joe's has them! Thank you.

Michele said...

Hennings, our favorite market, is where I got them, but we have also bought them at Whole Foods. I'm sure Trader Joe's has them.

Paula said...

I've never seen coconut flour at our food store. The next time I drive up north, I'll have to check Whole Foods and Trader Joes. They're only about 20-30 minutes north of me but it seems like I rarely get up there because we're always on the go.

Michele said...

If you cant find it, Paula, let me know and I'll send some up!!

Deni said...

You are AMAZING friends! I'm GF as well, and the only people who try to accomodate me are my parents, rarely even my hubby! Y'all are awesome and I'm trying these cookies!

Michele said...

Let me know what you think, Deni. We love these so much that these are going to be the standard choc chip cookies in our house!

Mother Knows Best Reviews said...

Thank you, Super Mom! :)