Gluten free chocolate orange cookies full of orange flavor. We know you'll love them.
Have you ever made gluten-free cookies? Sometimes the texture leaves a bit to be desired. But these gluten free chocolate orange cookies are soft, chewy and sure to please!
The dough is incredibly simple to make. You mix together the dry ingredients, then the wet, and finally combine the two. There's no creaming or beating or anything complicated or time consuming. My dough was a bit soft so I refrigerated it for an hour and that helped it firm up enough to roll it into balls.
If the chocolate orange combination isn't your thing, these would be incredible with lemon zest, lemon juice, and lemon extract and then dipped into white chocolate! Cranberry orange would also be nice. Just toss in about half a cup of dried cranberries in the batter. The batter is pretty neutral tasting without zest and extract so you could jazz these up however you like.
I've been getting several questions lately about coconut flour, which is basically powdered dried coconut. People want to know what to sub for coconut flour and unfortunately, there isn't a simple solution. It's not like regular gluten-containing flour. I use all-purpose, whole wheat, whole spelt and others interchangeably, but gluten-free flours aren't as simple.
If you can't find coconut flour in your local store, I recommend buying some online. Amazon is a great source. It's not the cheapest flour but it lasts for a really long time! As you can see in this recipe, you don't use so much coconut flour at a time. A few tablespoons or maybe a fourth cup at a time is pretty normal for a recipe with coconut flour.
Besides, once you buy some coconut flour, you can make some really awesome treats like these lemon coconut balls! And just like these chocolate orange cookies, the coconut balls are highly adaptable. Another good way to put your coconut flour to use is with these grain-free fudge brownies. They're the fudgiest brownies ever - gluten-free or not! And if you just can't get enough of that orange flavor, make sure you visit my gluten free muffins recipe too.
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