Hot Chocolate Cookies
Posted By Allergic Living On 2013/11/19 @ 8:46 am In Cookies,Cookies,Dessert,Eggs,Fish,Holiday/Occasion,Milk/Dairy,Mustard,Other Legumes,Peanut,Sesame,Shellfish,Soy,Sulphites,Tree Nuts,Wheat | No Comments
By Alisa Fleming
These rich, chewy and almost gooey cookies are a delightful indulgence. Keeping them crunchy on the outside but “just baked” on the inside melds perfectly with the sweet marshmallow topping.
Makes 24 cookies.
Free of: gluten, and all top allergens
- 1 ⁄ 2 cup (120 mL) brown rice flour*
- 1⁄ 3 cup (80 mL) tapioca starch
- 1⁄ 3 cup (80 mL) lightly packed cocoa powder
- 1 ⁄ 2 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1⁄ 3 cup (80 mL) mashed ripe avocado
- ¼ cup (60 mL) melted coconut oil or shortening (such as Spectrum palm shortening)
- 1 cup (250 mL) sugar
- 1 tsp maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 ⁄ 2 cup (120 mL) allergy-friendly semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2⁄ 3 cup (160 mL) mini-marshmallows [look for allergy-safe brand]
- In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, starch, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
- In a mixing bowl, blend the avocado, oil, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
- Add the dry ingredients to your mixing bowl, and blend until well combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Cover and place the dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 375º F and line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper.
- Scoop the dough by the rounded tablespoonful onto the prepared baking sheet, and flatten them slightly, to about 1 ⁄ 2-inch thickness. Bake them for 10 minutes.
- Remove the cookies from the oven, and gently press three marshmallows into the center of each cookie.
- Return the cookies to the oven and bake for an additional 2-3 minutes.
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes, before removing them to wire racks to cool completely.
*Non-Gluten-Free: If gluten is not a concern, then you can use an equivalent amount of all-purpose flour in place of the rice flour.
These cookies go great with Alisa’s Instant Hot Chocolate , and see also her note on Dairy-Free Chocolate 
Alisa Fleming is Allergic Living’s Senior Editor and the founder of the Godairyfree.org  website. Recipe first published in Allergic Living magazine.
Photo by: Hannah Kaminsky
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