Double Chocolate Buckwheat Cookies

These cookies are amazing! I might even go as far as to say that they are better or at least as good as their gluten counterparts. I started going gluten and dairy-free in 2013 following absolute despair over my IBS symptoms and a refusal to let them become my new normal. Every year since having a ‘free-from’ diet it has become easier and more enjoyable to do and these cookies are partly responsible.

I’ve used buckwheat in this recipe because it has quite a similar consistency to wheat flour but happens to be grain and gluten free as it is in fact a Pseudocereal. It’s actually a fruit seed that is related to rhubarb! It’s energising and nutritious and can be eaten instead of rice or made into a porridge. I’ve even used it to make granola. This also makes them great for anyone on the Paleo diet too.

It contains a good source of manganese, copper, magnesium, fibre and phosphorus.

Just like other cookies they are chocolatey, gooey, comforting, and perfect with a cup of tea!

Here’s the recipe:

  • 125 g dark chocolate (100g Lindt works)
  • 125 g buckwheat flour
  • 25 g cocoa Powder
  • 60 g soft butter (I haven’t tried coconut butter, but this could work for dairy free)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs (fridge cold)
  • 80g dark chocolate chips

Method:

  • SET OVEN TO 180 C

  • Melt chocolate, either carefully in microwave (it can burn) or in small bowl over hot water on stove

  • In a small-ish bowl mix flour, cocoa, bicarb and salt. Set aside.

  • In bigger bowl or processor! Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until fluffy.

  • Beat in cooled melted chocolate. Then cold eggs one by one.

  • When well-mixed beat in dry ingredients.

  • Fold in cold chocolate chips. This mixture will be very stiff.

  • Dollop rounded tablespoons of mixture on a baking tray.

  • Refrigerate any remaining dough for next tray.

  • Cook 9-12 mins. Not too long or they will go hard.

  • Let cookies sit on the warm tray for 10 mins then transfer to wire rack.

Serve them with a cup of tea and enjoy!

Let me know if you make them in the comments below, or tag photos with #feelingpeachy on social media.

 

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