Chocolate Coated Cookie Dough (GF, V)

You guys, I’m home!

While I loved Australia, New Zealand, California, and Maryland, there’s nothing like the feeling of your own bed. And, in my case flannel sheets. (Seriously, if you’ve never tried them, I highly recommend them for winter.)

polka dot birthday balloons

My family was so happy to see me they bought balloons! Just kidding, it was my birthday!

BUT, even better than my own bed (because to be honest I miss having hostel mates from around the world) is my mom’s cooking. And, since I returned home on my birthday, I was spoiled with quite a tasty dinner.

mango salsa

Mango Salsa!

Don’t worry, you can have mango salsa too. The salsa itself is gluten free and vegan. It goes well atop many proteins, rice, or as a side. AND, the recipe is in one of my older posts- The Happy Mango Salsa!

Now, the best part of a birthday is the dessert! (The presents are always nice too.) And, boy, did my family pick a good one. Not only is it tasty, even the gluten eaters in my house enjoy it, it’s also easy to prepare. You can make it days in advance!

Chocolate Coated Cookie Dough (GF, V)

Time to blow out the candles!

Yep! Those are chocolate coated cookie dough balls. You’ve seen this recipe before, but now the recipe is annotated to include tips and tricks because we’ve made these so many times! It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, and meets so many dietary needs.

Chocolate Coated Cookie Dough (GF, V)

Chocolate Coated Cookie Dough

So without further ado, here is that annotated recipe!

Allergy Friendly Cookie Dough Balls!

Allergies: Free of the Big 8, except soy.  If you have a severe allergy to annatto seed, note that Earth Balance uses a small amount of it for coloring.

Ingredients:

  • 2.25 cups of Gluten Free Flour (Your choice, the below is just an option. Feel free to buy your own mix!)
    • ½ cup of Superfine White or Brown Rice Flour (if using this mix, Authentic Foods makes a good superfine blend)
    • ¼ cup of Arrowroot Flour
    • ¼ + 2 tbsp. Sorghum Flour
    • ½ cup of Superfine White or Brown Rice Flour
    • ¼ cup of Arrowroot Flour
    • ¼ + 2 tbsp. Sorghum Flour
    • 1 tsp. Xanthum Gum (don’t really need)
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda (yep, for flavor- no baking involved!)
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ cup Earth Balance, softened (or vegetable shortening or butter)
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • ¼ cup + 2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
  • ½ tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Egg Replacer: 4 tbsp. water + 2 tbsp. canola oil + 1 tsp. baking powder (This combination should fizz.  Be sure to add the baking powder last and stir with a fork!)
  • Dairy Free Chocolate Chips

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine flours, baking soda, xanthum gum, and salt.  Whisk until the mixture is one color and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl (or bowl of a stand mixer), cream together the softened Earth Balance, sugars, and vanilla.
  3. Add the egg replacer and continue mixing until combined.
  4. With the mixer on a low speed, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.  Mix until combined.
  5. Add half a bag of chocolate chips (and anything else you’d like). Then stir until the add-ins are well incorporated throughout the cookie dough.
  6. Scoop large spoonfuls or ice cream scoops onto a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.  Place in the freezer overnight or until frozen (around 3 hours).
  7. When ready to dip the balls, melt chocolate chips in the microwave.  Remove balls from the freezer and dip into warm chocolate.  Return to lined cookie sheet and return to freezer to harden.  Serve cold from the freezer.

Chocolate Coated Cookie Dough (GF, V)

Happy Birthday to Me!

Yum! That’s all from here. Many thanks to my family for an amazing birthday this week. I hope all my friends over at Fiesta Friday enjoy this treat. (And, an extra thanks to this week’s co-hosts, Ahila @ A Taste of Sri Lankan Cuisine and Diann @ Of Goats and Greens.)

Happy Cooking!

P.S: For Angie, and my fellow followers, I did run the Pixie Dust Challenge in Disneyland this past weekend- 10 K on Saturday and a half marathon on the Sunday. It was so much fun!

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