Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Coeliac Awareness week: Naturally Gluten free Cookies


 Celebrate Coeliac Awareness Week! March 13-20, 2013

Celebrate by making something easy, delicious and naturally gluten free!
Who loves chocolate?

If you answered no, I think you'd better just make these to be sure (they make a lovely gift!).

These are great cookies to make if you have someone coming around who is gluten free, and even Dairy free!

Mostly you'll have the ingredients already in your pantry, Just be sure to check the ingredients- even the nuts- so they are free of traces of gluten.

Use baking paper on your baking trays so there is no risk of cross contamination from previous baking episodes.

So get to it, whip up a batch and impress everyone.
You know what's gunna happen here,
that little hand is subject to subliminal mind forces: "must eat cookie, must eat cookieeeee"
She can't help herself.


  • 450g or 3 cups Pure icing sugar (Double check the ingredients to be sure it's gluten free, Bundaberg and CSR are both GF, and are labelled so)
  • 75g or 3/4 cup Pure cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 140g or 5 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (I use Dullo brand as it's free of gluten, dairy and animal products, check your packaging for traces of gluten cereals)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped nuts or more chocolate!
  • 100g about 4 large egg whites (I've tried a few egg replacements, without success)

slightly demolished


  1. Preheat oven to 160*C or 325*F.
  2. Into a large bowl, sift together sugar and cocoa.
  3. In a second large bowl whisk up your egg whites until doubled in size and foamy
  4. Fold in sugar/cocoa 1/4C at a time.
  5. Stir in chocolate and nuts
  6. Drop mixture by tablespoon, about 50mm apart, onto baking paper lined baking trays.
  7. Chill about 15 minutes (it's probably not necessary, but it's habit).
  8. Bake until cookie tops are dry and crackled, about 20-25 minutes, rotating trays halfway through.
  9. Pop trays onto wire racks and remove cookies when completely cool or pop in the fridge.
  10. Store in an airtight container for 3-5 days (they will somehow vanish before you get to the 5 day mark, so watch out for that)

1 comment:

  1. 3 cups of icing sugar is way too sweet for me! They look great, though. :)