Before I begin, I just want to emphasise the need to only make these cookies gluten free if you’re coeliac or have a gluten sensitivity/intolerance. Despite what the media may make you think, if you don’t have a specific problem gluten won’t cause you any problems! 🙂
This is the list of ingredients you’ll need to make the cookies. I’ve tried to give you some examples on how to alternate the recipe to your likes or dietary restrictions.
- 1 tbsp chia seeds (if you’re not vegan, you can just use an egg).
- 100g fat spread (dairy free options include soya or avocado)
- 125g caster sugar (or another sugar of your choice)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Sprinkle of cinnamon (optional)
- 200g flour of your choice (if need gluten free (GF) – choose GF flour, naturally GF flour, or blitz GF oats to make oat flour)
- Around 100g of your chosen filling (chocolate, dried fruit etc. – I like to weight out more than 100g so you can snack a little while you can make your cookies..)
- Make your egg alternative (if needed) before getting all your ingredients ready. Add 1 tbsp of chia seeds and 3 tbsp of water to a mug or glass stirring every 5 minutes for about 15 minutes, until thick and gloopy.
- Weigh out all ingredients and chop chocolate.
- Cream together “butter” and sugar.
- Add and mix in vanilla extract, cinnamon and chia egg (or egg).
- Add fillings (such as chocolate) and flour – combine together.
- Take a spoonful of mixture at a time, roll into a ball and place on tray covered in greaseproof paper.
- Flatten the balls slightly with fingers and shape into circles.
- Place in the oven at 180 degrees, and cook for 10-15 minutes until just golden. (Take them out just before they look done, as they will continue to cook a little after you take them out).
Hopefully yours will look slightly better than mine, but I hope you enjoy the recipe!