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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Cookies (GF)

I love the touch of cinnamon in this cookie.  It is a substantial, crunchy cookie. The cranberries give it a distinctive, festive accent, however, if desired use 1/4 cup (60 mL) raisins snipped in half instead.

2 cups Gluten-Free Bake Mix, (500 mL)
3/4  tsp baking soda (3 mL)
1/tsp baking powder (1 mL)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (2 mL)
1 large egg
Liquid sucralose to equal 1 cup (250 mL)
  SPLENDA® Granular
3/4  cup (11/2 sticks) butter, softened (175 mL)
1/cup granulated erythritol (60 mL)
1 tsp vanilla extract (5 mL)
11/2 cups sugar free chocolate chips (375 mL)
1/2 cup dried sugar free cranberries, page___, OR (125 mL)  See Vanessa Romero's Recipe
  fresh cranberries, chopped in the food processor

Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).  In medium bowl, combine Gluten-Free Bake Mix, page___, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon.  Stir to mix well.

In food processor with metal blade, process egg.  Add sucralose, OR SPLENDA® Granular, butter, erythritol and vanilla extact; process.

Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and process about 1 minute.  Stir in chocolate chips and sugar free cranberries.  Using heaping tablespoonfuls, place dough on greased cookie sheet.  Flatten dough slightly with back of spoon.  Bake 10 minutes or until golden underneath.  Allow to cool 5 minutes.  Transfer to freezer or refrigerator.

Variation: Chocolate Chip Raisin Cookies:  Substitute with raisins if desired, but halve the amount and snip the raisins in half as well.

Yield:  28 cookies

1 cookie

124.9 calories

1.9 g protein

9.9 g fat

2.3 g carbs


Lauren said...

Hi Jennifer! Is the texture more crispy or cakey for these? The combination of cranberries and chocolate chips sounds wonderful. I'm curious to know what dessert will you be making for your Christmas celebration? :)

Jennifer said...

Crispy. I've made these cookies, banana chocolate muffins, key lime pie, shortbread and these apple pies so far.

Nancy said...

Finally made these today. Are they the same as your chocolate chunk cookies with the addition of sf cranberries? Anyway, I added some walnuts to these. They are delicious!!!! I had to stop myself from eating the cookies dough. I have refrigerated some of the dough and will bake a few at a time to limit myself. Hope the dough keeps like that.

Jennifer said...

Hi Nancy - Merry Christmas! They are a bit different to the chocolate chunk cookies. :) I like them too and I also had trouble not eating the dough. Should be interesting to see if keeping the dough like that affects anything. Let me know if you see this note. Thanks!