Cappuccino Cookies are for you if you like chocolate chip cookies, coffee and cinnamon. I happen to love all three.
I make these Cappuccino Cookies only at Christmas. They are baked on a baking sheet then brushed with a sweet cinnamon glaze and cut while still warm. I take the time to cut them into little diamonds so they look a little fancy. Some might call this tedious but for me part of the tradition is that I get to sample all those edge pieces that didn’t make a full diamond.
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If you are looking for some tips to improve your baking have a look at my recent blog post Tips For Making Gluten Free Cookies.
Some gluten free flour mixes will work some of the time but a cookie flour mix is more reliable. It is important to remember that there is no single correct combination to use. In my kitchen my homemade Gluten Free Flour Mix recipe doesn’t work well as a one-for-one substitute for wheat flour in cookies. But I am learning now that this Cookie Flour Mix recipe does…so far that is.
If you like to mess around with recipes whip up a batch of this flour combo and give it a try. Brown rice flour and ground almonds (or almond flour) are excellent in cookies. This recipe yields one cup but it is the same ratio of gluten free flours that I used in these Cappuccino Cookies .
Because of these precise measurements you will see in the recipe an amount like ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp + 2¼ tsp of potato starch. As I work with gluten free flours and share what I think is helpful information I look at this and think, ‘you’ve got to be kidding’. But the answer is, welcome to gluten free baking. If you want amazing cookies that’s what it takes. So either make a batch of cookie flour (I made the above recipe X4) or make all the precise measurements. When you are eating these cookies you will get it.
Gluten free baked goods go stale more quickly than items made with wheat flour so here are two tips for keeping your baked goods fresh.
Of course you can simply eat all the cookies in a day or two and ignore the storage step completely. I’d love to hear about that in the comments below.
Festive Nanaimo Balls or Nanaimo Bars
|1 cup butter, room temperature|
|1 cup brown sugar|
|1 Tbsp instant coffee, finely ground|
|1 tsp vanilla|
|1½ cups brown rice flour*|
|¼ cup + 2 Tbsp + 2¼ tsp potato starch*|
|3 Tbsp + 2¼ tsp tapioca starch*|
|½ cup + 1 Tbsp ground almonds*|
|½ tsp baking powder|
|½ tsp xanthan gum|
|½ tsp salt|
|1 package (10 oz/300 g) semisweet mini chocolate chips|
|*(2¼ cups cookie flour mix)|
|1 Tbsp butter, melted|
|¼ tsp cinnamon|
|¾ cup icing sugar|
|2 Tbsp milk|
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