What’s up foodies, it’s your nutritionist and food blogging guru here to share with you an amazing recipe that will take your taste buds on a delicious journey! If you’re a fan of gluten-free and dairy-free snacks, get ready to indulge in a treat that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
Introducing my recipe for Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies! Yes, you heard me! Rich, decadent chocolate sandwiched between two melt-in-your-mouth cookie layers. And the best part? It’s gluten-free and dairy-free! You can now treat yourself without any guilt or regrets.
But why settle for mediocre store-bought cookies when you can make this deliciousness right at home? With my simple yet perfect recipe, you don’t have to be an expert baker to impress your friends and family. Trust me, your taste buds won’t lie!
So put on your apron and preheat that oven because we are about to embark on a gourmet journey of heavenly chocolate goodness. Are you ready to take the first step? Let’s dive into the ingredient list!
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Listen up, people! I’m about to give you a recipe that will revolutionize the way you think about gluten-free and dairy-free desserts. Let me introduce you to the Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies – a dessert that’s not only crave-worthy but also healthy and organic.
Now let me tell you why you will love this recipe:
Firstly, who doesn’t love chocolate? These cookies are loaded with dark chocolate chunks and cocoa powder that will bring out your cravings for chocolate. You can thank me later.
Secondly, if you’re someone who suffers from gluten or dairy allergies, then this recipe is your lifesaver. Made with gluten-free flour and dairy-free chocolate, they’re perfect for those who are lactose intolerant or choose to follow a vegan diet.
Thirdly, these delectable treats are easy to make with minimal ingredients that you probably already have stocked up in your pantry! All you need is some gluten-free flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar, oil and water to make the cookie dough. Oh, did I mention that these cookies can be cooked at home without an oven?
Lastly, it’s important to note that these cookies are versatile – you can customize it to your liking! Want a peanut butter filling? Go ahead! Or maybe you want to try a different flavor such as mint or espresso? Feel free to experiment with different fillings and coatings to find your perfect flavor combination.
So what are you waiting for? Add this recipe to your list of go-to desserts and impress your family and friends with your expert baking skills (and fantastic taste buds)!
Before we begin the delicious recipe for Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, let’s go over the ingredient list. You’ll need:
- 1 1/2 cups of Gluten-Free Flour
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/2 cup Avocado (mashed)
- 1/2 cup Canola Oil
- 3/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Water
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
– Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter or Pamela’s Peanut Butter (for filling)
– Dark Chocolate Chips or Chunks
– Powdered Sugar (for garnish)
All these ingredients are gluten-free and dairy-free, making it a perfect option for those following a vegan diet. The combination of avocado and canola oil will give the cookie a richness, while maintaining the balance of flavors. The sea salt complements the sweetness of the mashed avocado, creating a savory and satisfying cookie experience. Make sure you have all these ingredients before preheating your oven to bring this amazing recipe to life!
The Recipe How-To
Now it’s time to delve into the recipe itself. Before anything else, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- 1 ½ cup gluten-free flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ cup canola oil
- ¼ cup mashed avocado
- ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Water (as needed)
- Dark chocolate sandwich cookies
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the oil, mashed avocado, creamy peanut butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract using an electric mixer set at medium speed until the mixture is light and fluffy.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Gradually mix the dry ingredients into the wet mixture just until fully combined.
- If you find that the batter is too thick and difficult to work with add water a few tablespoons at a time until it has reached your desired consistency.
- Form rounded tablespoon-sized dough balls and place them onto greased baking sheets about two inches apart.
- Press down lightly on each ball to flatten it out.
- Bake in your preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes or until the edges are firm.
- Allow the cookies to cool on the sheet for at least five minutes before transferring them to wire racks.
- Take one cookie and spread one teaspoon of peanut butter filling onto it (if you’ve already made your own filling – skip this step).
- Close the sandwich with another cookie on top.
- Repeat until all cookies have been used.
And there you have it! Delicious Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies that are gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. They’re perfect for fulfilling your sweet tooth cravings without feeling guilty about indulging in unhealthy treats.
Substitutions and Variations
Looking to switch up the flavors in these delicious gluten-free Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies? No problem! This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be adapted to suit a variety of preferences. Here are some simple substitutions and variations you can try to make this recipe your own:
– Peanut Butter: If you’re a fan of peanut butter, try swapping out the almond butter for peanut butter in the cookie dough. You can also add some chopped peanuts to the filling for an extra crunch.
– Avocado Oil: Don’t have canola oil on hand? Feel free to use avocado oil instead. It has a neutral flavor and works well in baking.
– Water: If you don’t have water on hand, you can use any unsweetened non-dairy milk as a substitute. Almond milk or coconut milk would work particularly well with the chocolate flavor.
– Brown Sugar: Want a deeper, caramel-like flavor? Try using coconut sugar in place of brown sugar.
– Double Chocolate: For a truly decadent twist, add 1/2 cup of dairy-free chocolate chunks or chips to the cookie dough. You could also mix cocoa powder into the filling or add a drizzle of melted chocolate over the top.
– Mint-Chocolate: Love the classic combination of mint and chocolate? Add 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract into the filling, or mix some finely chopped fresh mint leaves into the cookie dough.
– Espresso-Chocolate: Need a pick-me-up? Add 1/4 teaspoon of espresso powder to the cookie dough for an extra burst of flavor.
These substitutions and variations will bring new flavors and textures to your gluten-free Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies. Don’t be afraid to get creative and experiment with different combinations!
Serving and Pairing
Looking for a decadent dessert option that pairs perfectly with an after-dinner espresso? Look no further than these gluten-free dark chocolate sandwich cookies. These delicious treats are perfectly balanced with a rich, deep cocoa flavor and creamy peanut butter filling. For a creative twist, pair them with a glass of almond milk or avocado chocolate mousse.
Serve your free chocolate sandwich cookies in a simple but stylish way by pairing them with fresh berries, lightly whipped cream or some avocado slices for a healthier indulgent finishing touch. For the perfect balance between sweet and savory, you can also serve these treats alongside a salty snack like popcorn or pretzels.
These gluten-free chocolate sandwich cookies are ideal for taking to potlucks and family gatherings – kids and adults of all ages will be smitten with their chewy texture and double-chocolate flavors. They can even be served cold for hot summer days or warmed up at 350 degrees for added gooeyness.
For extra indulgent variations, try adding some chunks of chocolate ganache, espresso powder, or refreshing mint extract to the cookie dough before baking for an extra layer of taste. You can even swap out the peanut butter filling for almond butter or Pamela’s deliciously nutty Oreos to personalize this recipe to your tastes.
Overall, whether you’re serving these cookies after a dinner party or just enjoying them as a special indulgence at home, they will prove themselves as an unbeatable gluten-free classic that you’ll always come back to.
Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating
When it comes to making ahead and storing these delightful dark chocolate sandwich cookies, there are a few things to consider.
Firstly, you can make the cookie dough ahead of time and store the dough in the refrigerator for up to 3 days before baking. This is great for when you want freshly baked cookies but don’t have a lot of time. Simply scoop out dough balls, flatten them slightly and bake as directed.
Secondly, you can also freeze the unbaked cookie dough for up to 1 month. Just take the dough balls out of the freezer and thaw on a baking sheet in the fridge overnight, then bake as directed.
For best results, store the baked cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days. If you want to keep them longer than that, store them in the freezer for up to 3 months. However, keep in mind that if you freeze them with the filling, you may encounter some texture changes due to the moisture content of the filling.
To reheat, simply warm them up for a few seconds in the microwave or toaster oven until they’re nicely heated through. Or, better yet, enjoy them straight out of the freezer for a cool and satisfying treat on a hot day or any time you need a healthy, gluten-free snack.
Tips for Perfect Results
Now, let me share with you some tips for perfect results when making these delicious Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies.
Firstly, make sure to measure your ingredients accurately. This is especially important when using gluten-free flour, as it can be more sensitive than regular flour. Using too much or too little can affect the texture and consistency of your cookies.
Next, when creaming together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer, start on a low speed to prevent the mixture from splattering all over the place. Then gradually increase to medium speed until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
Another tip is to chill the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before rolling it into balls and flattening them into cookies. This helps prevent the dough from spreading too much and ensures that your cookies will have a nice shape.
When baking, use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat to prevent the cookies from sticking to the pan. And don’t forget to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F before baking.
Lastly, if you want to take your Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies to the next level, try adding some chocolate chunks or espresso powder to the cookie dough. Or you could even try making a chocolate ganache filling for an extra decadent treat!
Follow these tips for perfect results every time and you’ll have delicious gluten-free Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies that everyone will love!
your next treat with a batch of delicious Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies! With their gluten-free and dairy-free recipe, these cookies are perfect for anyone looking for a healthier dessert option without sacrificing taste.
The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is always a winner, but this recipe takes it to the next level by adding avocado and canola oil to make the cookies extra moist and decadent. And don’t worry if you’re not a fan of peanut butter – this recipe is easily adaptable to your favorite nut butter or even cookie dough flavor!
Plus, with simple substitutions like using almond flour or coconut sugar, these cookies can fit into various dietary restrictions like paleo, vegan, or keto. So whether you’re indulging in an afternoon snack or impressing guests at your next dinner party, these cookies are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
So why not give this recipe a try and see for yourself how delicious and guilt-free dessert can be? Baking may take some practice, but I promise that following this recipe’s instructions and tips will make sure you get perfect results every time. So preheat your oven to 350 degrees F and get ready for your taste buds to thank you!
Dark Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Gluten Free) Recipe
- 1/2 cup brown rice flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened baking cocoa
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 avocado, ripe
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter (optional)
- Mix dry ingredients. Then add water and oil.
- Measure a rounded teaspoon of dough and then roll it in your hands. Place onto a greased cookie sheet and flatten with your palm.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes. Flip cookies then bake 2 more minutes. Let cool for 3 minutes before spreading filling between two cookies.
- For filling cut an avocado and mash it with a fork. Add softened butter and mash well. Add sugar and if desire add peanut butter.