Gluten Free Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies

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If you love serious chocolate, this is the cookie for you!

This recipe uses two different kinds of chocolate plus eggs and butter along with some expresso coffee powder for the mocha part.  Please don’t try to use instant coffee crystals instead of the expresso powder- the flavor outcome is too intense and tastes bitter.  Expresso powder is easily available now and actually costs less than a little jar of instant coffee.

This recipe uses a very small amount of flour- either gluten free mix or even “normal” if you do not have gluten issues.  Either way, this recipe will make any chocolate lover very happy, I’m sure of it!

Last year during the holiday season I made a few hundred of these to include in home made cookie gift baskets for my husband’s top clients (one basket even went to Canada!)

I made all of the cookies gluten free because it was the flour that I had and also because I had a few more recipes that I wanted to convert from “normal” to gluten free.

I ended up including 5 different types of cookies in the baskets.  For all of the chocolate lovers that received them, these cookies were usually the favorite.

I also included some called Cappuccino Thins which are a refrigerator cookie that you slice; Coconut Dried Cranberry Cookies; Molasses Cookies and a Peanut Butter Cookie that has chopped Butterfinger candy bars in it.

I am not going to try to tell you that my cookies are especially healthy but they are gluten free and they will make you happy!

These Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies are very easy to make.  The dough does need some chilling time in the refrigerator to firm up since there is not much flour in it.

I chill my dough 2-6 hours, but I found out it should not chill overnight because it gets gritty.  When I made all of the cookies for the holiday gifts I made all of the dough for them one day and baked all of the next day.  I had to make new dough for these Mocha Chocolate Cookies because of the grittiness.

I have not talked to anyone else about it but the only thing I noticed was my Mocha Chocolate Cookies have no xanthan gum in them and the other cookies that I made a day ahead all used xanthan gum in the recipes.  Maybe the xanthan gum keeps the dough from getting gritty overnight- I don’t know!

I think once you try this cookie it will become one of your family favorites!

This cookie ships well.  I just layered them in a rectangle Tupperware type container with wax paper between each layer.

I shared the link to this post on another gluten free blog called The Sensitive Pantry.  Nancy put out a request for bloggers to share links to their GF cookie recipes because she is without an oven to bake with until the end of December.  I can’t imagine being without my oven during this season!

I also shared a link to this recipe with Heart and Soul Hop at A Moderate Life which is a very nice blog that I just discovered.  When I added my link they already had 78 links to recipes posted.  Check out their blog- it’s a lot of fun!

6 Responses to Gluten Free Mocha Chocolate Chip Cookies
  1. Gianna
    October 22, 2010 | 10:29 pm

    They sound and look so delicious, I couldn’t resist clicking on the recipe!

  2. Candi
    December 8, 2010 | 6:41 pm

    Very yummy! Can’t wait to try this!

  3. Andrea
    December 9, 2010 | 1:52 pm

    Thanks Candi! Leave me another comment when you try them please!

  4. alex at a moderate life
    December 9, 2010 | 5:35 pm

    Hi Andrea! I wanted to personally welcome you to the hearth and soul hop and let you know that I grabbed your rss feed and I am now following you on twitter. I also added you to the hearth and soul hop twitter list which means you will be a part of the hearth and soul hop daily newspaper on twitter, so look for updates in your twitter feed. This means that the list will get to see all your articles in a week, not just the hearth and soul hop one! We are very happy to have you and thank you so much for your kind comments in your blog post! I do enjoy oohy gooey chocolate cookies and I think the less flour you use, the more gooey they are! All the best and thanks again for sharing with the hearth and soul hop! Alex

  5. Jeanine
    December 10, 2010 | 10:25 am

    Oh yum! I used to make a similar cookie (pre-gf days), but haven’t gotten it to work properly GF yet. These look like they are very similar, I think I’ll have to try them! thanks! Lovely site, just subscribed, I won’t miss a recipe now!

  6. Andrea
    December 10, 2010 | 7:29 pm

    Thank you Jeanine! It was a very easy recipe to convert- just changed the 1/2 cup of flour to my gf flour mix! I wish all conversions were that easy!

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