Monday, 30 November 2015

Gluten Free Cookies

Gluten is nothing but a kind of two proteins present in cereal grains like wheat, rye, barley etc.  Gluten acting as glue that helps holds food together also gives the elastic texture of dough.

Gluten is not bad. but, some people are gluten-intolerant. i.e  the body's inability to digest or break down the gluten protein this condition is known as celiac disease. In general, if you can avoid cereal gains and it’s by products, it’s become Gluten free.

These cookies were specially baked for a three year old boy, who is a gluten-intolerant. So, thought of doing some decorations, to attract.

Ingredient :   ¾ cup of almond meal          ;         1/4 +1 tbsp cup of  coconut flour (coco flour)      ;       2 egg        ;       2 tbsp of flax seed powder       ;        1 tbsp of coco powder     ;      1 tsp of vanilla essence      ;        1 /4 cup of sugar ;        1 /4 cup of clarified butter (ghee)        ;        1/4 cup of chocolate chip cookies      (For decoration – white chocolate chips & melted chocolate for eyes) 

In a bowl add almond meal, coconut flour, flax and coco powder, keep aside.  In a bowl beat the egg, sugar and vanilla essence.

Now add the dry ingredient mixture into egg mixture and blend at the end add the chocolate chips in it.

Divide the mixture into equal size balls and place them on the prepared baking trays with good space between each and slightly flatten them down.

Transfer the tray into 180°C per-heated oven and bake for about 10 -12 minutes. Allow them to cool. That’s it for a crispy gluten free cookie.