A member of my family is currently on a low FODMAP diet. It’s something few people have heard of, but it’s extremely restrictive and makes it very, very difficult to make anything to snack on. For those of you interested, there’s more information here.

However, I have managed to find a fantastic chocolate chip cookie recipe and tinker with it enough to make it FODMAP friendly, but still with the crucial elements for the perfect cookie; crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside and filled with pockets of rich chocolate. I’m here today to share it with you all.

You Will Need

125 g butter, softened
½ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup caster sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla, essence
1½ cups plain, gluten free flour
½ cup cocoa (30% or more cocoa solids)
¾ cup dark chocolate chips

What To Do

  1. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Whisk in egg and vanilla. Sift and then stir in flour and cocoa, then fold through chocolate Chips.
  2. Place teaspoonsful on greased baking trays. Bake in a moderately slow oven 160°C for 10-15 minutes or until cooked. Cool on a wire rack.

Tips

  • It can be tempting to just throw the flour in without sifting it. DON’T! Gluten free flour is more coarse than normal flour and to get a nicer consistency you will definitely need to sift it.
  • To get the best chewy center out of these cookies, focus your efforts on creaming the butter and sugars. At least five minutes will get the best result.
  • Bring the eggs and butter to room temperature.
  • Use an ice cream scoop when dividing the mixture to create evenly shaped balls.
  • Make sure your oven is properly preheated before putting cookies in them.
  • You should take your cookies out of the oven when they’re very very slightly underdone. Leave them on the tray to cool before transferring to a wire rack. The cookies will continue to cook through when taken out of the oven and if you leave them in until they’re cooked all the way, they become slightly overcooked and crunchier.
  • Store in an airtight container.

These are a huge hit with my family, and I hope they are with your’s too!

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