i woke sporting a nice tequila headache. went to hacienda colorado last night for a birthday celebration and ordered a behemoth margarita and a gluten/diary/corn free chicken fajita platter. food and company was fabulous. to top it off i got to see my friends 'save the date' magnet for their wedding this july - which included engagement photos a la katie. i'll blog about the pics later...for now, back to business...
again, i got up this morning -head pounding- and went straight to baking. this time, i put together gluten free, dairy free chocolate walnut brownie cookies. crusty on the outside, brownie like on the inside. it really doesnt get any better than this.
|gluten free chocolate walnut brownie cookies|
when i told you a few posts ago that i have food allergies i didnt mention corn. for those of you with a corn allergy - i have a bit of insider info. whole foods has their own 365 brand confectioners sugar made with tapioca starch, most brands use corn starch to prevent clumping. i've not seen this ANYWHERE else. JOY! i can finally bake AND make frosting again with confectioners sugar again!!!
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chocolate walnut brownie cookies
- 3 c confectioners sugar
- 3/4 c cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1.5 c semi sweet choco chips roughly chopped
- 1.5 c walnuts or pecans roughly chopped (i've tried both - walnuts will save you some $$$)
- 4 large egg whites room temperature
next time i make these i plan on substituting 3/4 c of the choco chips with dried fruit - most likely cherries.
go ahead and wipe the drool from your chin - i'll pretend i didnt see it.