Hello everyone, Anna here with another fabulous guest post
The story behind these cookies begins with a babysitting job. Four o’clock in the afternoon, warm, sunny day. I took the 3 and 1-year-old I was watching into the backyard to play. When I went to go retrieve my phone from my purse inside I discovered, to my horror, that the backdoor was locked.
At this point I have to add that I admire all adults who manage to remain calm in panic situations to keep children from freaking out. Maybe I’m over exaggerating, but this felt like a panic situation.
I have never been locked out before, let alone with two small children and no cellular device.
The good news is that I know the next door neighbors (they had previously referred me as a babysitter to their neighbors, whose house I was now locked out of). So, after checking all doors, I grabbed the kids and we marched over to their house where, thank goodness, they were home. After a little explaining, a lot of window checking, and a few phone calls, I finally got the garage door code and was able to get back inside. And right before the pizza man arrived, whew.
As a thank you, I wanted to bake some cookies, which would have to be both gluten-free and nut free (so our delicious gluten-free almond butter chocolate chip cookies weren’t going to cut it).
Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 1/8 cup buckwheat flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup gluten-free chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
In a standing mixer, combine butter and brown sugar well until light brown. Add egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Slowly add dry ingredients. Stir in chocolate chips.
Using a tablespoon, drop 12 cookies onto cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool.
Recipe slightly adapted from about.com.
Using the Weight Watcher’s Recipe Builder, each cookie has 7 Points Plus.