Friday, 26 September 2014

Variation on a Theme: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies (Wheat Free)

There's nothing I like more than a chocolate chip cookie, but when the cookie part is chocolate as well? Now that's a kind of magic.

As you can see in the picture, the chocolate chips are colourful, that's because I used M&Ms; I didn't feel like chopping up a bar of chocolate, and M&Ms just happened to be on offer in Dunnes. I think the only thing that could have improved these is if they had been Peanut M&Ms....

Also, these look a little different to the ones I usually make using this recipe because this batch I made using plain wheat flour. Once again, white spelt flour is rare and expensive, and seeing as I was making these as a gift for a friend who isn't wheat intolerant, I used normal flour.

To make these, I simply followed my usual recipe as linked above but replaced 1 tablespoon (30 millilitres) of the flour with cocoa powder, and used 7 ounces of M&Ms instead of chocolate chips. That simple: no voodoo here.

My brother, who is also able to eat wheat, sampled one and said they were delicious, but when he was eating one it sounded a tiny little bit crunchier than the ones I usually make. They're a little bit more like the packets of chocolate chip cookies you buy here in Ireland, that are crunchy not soft like they are in the States.

Either way, they were very pretty and reliable sources say they were tasty, which is my job done.

THIS TIME LAST YEAR: (coincidentally) Variations on a Theme: Chocolate Chip Cookies


  1. While visiting Ireland two years ago we stayed at a bed and breakfast that served spelt pancakes. They were wonderful! I've never baked with spelt but would like to. This looks like an easy place to start.

    1. I'd love to know where that B&B is so I can sample said pancakes! ^_^ Spelt behaves almost exactly like normal wheat flour, but has half the gluten. The only thing to keep in mind is that spelt recipes need less liquid than wheat flour recipes, so reduce the liquid in a normal wheat recipe by a quarter when adapting for spelt =)


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