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How to make Gluten Free Snacks

How to make Gluten Free SnacksIf you are concerned about your health and want to be able to eat better while still snacking occasionally, or maybe you're a vegan or you have celiac disease, in any case, you want cookies. Well here are some healthy gluten free cookies recipes that will surely allow you to feel like you're being good while still tasting deliciousness.

1. Flourless Chocolate Chewies: A great alternative that is healthy and tasty is nuts. They are one of the few foods that are really really good for you, like eat them every day and you will be better off for it. This is because of the healthy fats, the numerous nutrients and vitamins and their ability to remove plaque from arteries. Here's what you need for these tasty treats:

Confectioner's Sugar: 2 lbs.

Cocoa Powder: 6 oz.

Egg whites: 12 whites/oz.

Salt: 1 tsp

Vanilla extract: 1 tsp

Walnuts (or other nut): 1 lb chopped coarsely

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and place parchment paper on the cookie sheets

Combine all the ingredients working in the nuts last, folding them over

Drop the mixture into tablespoon size bites about 3 inches from each other

Bake them for about 12 minutes or until they're slightly firm to the touch

When they're done you should have about two dozen. Enjoy and if you can't eat them all at once, store them in an airtight container - they'll be good for about a week.


2. Chocolate and nuts are not for everyone, so here's another light and delicious gluten free snack: macaroons. Here's what you will need:

Almond Flour: 4oz

Brown Sugar: 1 oz

Cocoa Powder: 1 ½ Tbsp

Egg whites: 3 large

Confectioner's Sugar: 2 oz

Red food coloring 1 drop

Preheat the oven to 450 and place parchment paper on the cookie sheets

Combine the almond flour, brown sugar, cocoa powder

In a different bowl, whip those egg whites until soft peaks form

Slowly add the confectioner's sugar to the first mix with a drop of red food coloring to bring out the chocolatey color of the cocoa powder.

Continue whipping the egg whites until the peaks harden

Fold in the first mixture

Fill a piping bag with a 1/2 inch tip and squeeze out 1 inch tips onto the cookie sheet

Bake for 1 minute and remove to double pan

Turn down the oven to 375 and put them back in for about 8- 10 minutes or until they're dry

Remove the cookies and pour 1/4 cup of water onto the cookie sheet under the parchment paper

Let the water rest for a few minutes and then pour it off

Remove with spatula

If you want to add a hint of chocolate, you can make spread a ganache by following these steps:

Simmer 6 oz of heavy cream

Pour it over 4 oz of semi sweet chocolate and mix

Spread over the cookies

These two gluten free cookies recipes will be sure to amaze even those friends and family members who don't watch what they eat. Try them both! I bet you didn't know gluten free cookies could be so good.


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