Guys!!! These cookies are perfect for such a romantic day. I love romantic traditions and any excuse to celebrate the love for my husband makes me very happy because I dreamed of a marriage like the one we have. Oh and since he is gluten free and loves cookies it’s a perfect recipe! I am so excited for this one!!!
I also dreamed about creating a gluten free bakery chunky chocolate chip cookie with simple ingredients. Almost like a single serving or a small portion recipe because let’s face it, we need a quick simple killer recipe we can make ASAP that really stands out.
I love bakeries and every time I go I think why don’t they have a “healthier” cookie that is gluten free and has less sugar? Now this is my indulgent cookie because it does have some brown sugar (not a lot but it needs it to create a chunky chewy cookie. And since we are celebrating a special day and it’s once a year: let’s splurge!
Creating this recipe really was challenging because when I was asked by The Teff Co to create a special Valentine’s Day recipe and I immediately gravitated towards chocolate chip cookies (kind of the NYC bakery style) and I craved these cookies so much I said YES! I LOVE their ivory teff flour !! Little did I know it would take me 6 recipe tests to make this happen, and boy am I glad I did!
This recipe is sponsored by The Teff Co (I love this company and their products are amazing) thanks for supporting the brands I love! All opinions are my own!
I am soo excited to share with you all I have learned baking with Maskal ivory teff flour! I love the flavor notes, how healthy it is and how it blends really well with almond flour. It is a great ancient grain gluten free flour that adds smooth, earthy notes to baked goods. I see it like the new quinoa (it tastes way better than quinoa or amaranth!). Here are some of the health benefits: high calcium content, with a cup of cooked teff offering 123mg, about the same amount of calcium as in a half-cup of cooked spinach. Teff is high in resistant starch, a newly-discovered type of dietary fiber that can benefit blood sugar management, weight control, and colon health. It’s estimated that 20-40% of the carbohydrates in teff are resistant starches. A gluten-free grain with a mild flavor, teff is a healthy and versatile ingredient for many gluten-free products.
Where do you buy Maskal Teff flour? Grab some here
- 30 gr grass fed butter such as Kerrygold, unsalted: at room temperature
- 40 gr brown sugar (light or dark)
- 1 egg yolk I love and use Vital Farms organic, pasture raised (at room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 32 gr Maskal Teff ivory flour
- 40 gr almond flour such as Costco brand, trader Joes or Bobs Red Mill (must be fine and blanched)
- pinch Ceylon cinnamon (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon Redmond sea salt
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda (at high altitude use a pinch)
- 25 gr chocolate 72% chips I used Equal Exchange 70 %
- I love to bake my cookies on a perforated tray with a Silpat and using a Baking Steel underneath bakes these better. Check out the products in my shop.
- In a large bowl: with a whisk: mix butter, brown sugar and vanilla to combine (don't whisk to much or the cookies will spread). Add egg yolk, mix well. Add flours, baking soda + salt. Mix until combined.. With a rubber spatula fold in chocolate. Shape cookies with a large scoop and put onto the baking tray (don't flatten) and freeze for 1 hour. Pre heat oven to 350 F. Bake frozen cookies for about 8-10 mins until golden brown and crispy on the edges. Remove from the oven and sprinkle some Maldon Salt on top. Let cool and remove cookies with a cookie spatula. Cool on a perforated tray with parchment paper. They keep well for about 3 days stored in an acrylic container such as a recycled pre washed salad container.