Chocolate Chunk Toffee Cookies

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This recipe is a jazzed up version of the no flour peanut butter cookie. I like this version because it includes creamy, crunchy toffee that goes so well with quinoa and oatmeal. And what is not to like about chunks of bittersweet chocolate? The cool thing about this cookie is that it is a little more forgiving than some gluten free cookie recipes. I have gotten away with chilling this dough for only an hour without any spreading. Another Bonus: No Xanthan Gum.

These are Jude’s favorite cookies, and it is the only way I have been able to get him to eat oatmeal and quinoa. This cookie recipe is also one of my favorites, but I am not eating sugar right now so these are out for the next few months!

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JUDE’S FAVORITE COOKIE

1/2 stick of butter or butter substitute, softened

3/4 cup quinoa flakes

3/4 cup certified gluten free rolled oats

1/2 cup pulverized rolled oats or oat flour (I like the texture better this way, but you can use rolled oats here too)

1 1/4 cup peanut butter

1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

2 eggs

1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1/2 cup gluten free toffee, crushed

8 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped coarsely

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DIRECTIONS:

In a medium bowl, mix together the quinoa flakes, rolled oats, and baking soda. In your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together for about 3 minutes. Add the eggs and vanilla. Beat until combined. Add the peanut butter and beat until smooth. Add the oat /quinoa mixture and beat until combined. Mix in the toffee chips and chocolate chunks. Refrigerate the dough for a few hours. Roll the dough into small balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake in the oven for about 10-13 minutes on 350 degrees. If your cookies are smaller they will bake in 8 minutes. Be careful not to overbake these cookies.

Makes 2 Dozen Cookies

These cookies can be frozen.

If you can’t find gluten-free toffee that you can trust, try David Lebovitz’s toffee recipe. Of course, then you won’t be making the cookies!

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14 Responses to “Chocolate Chunk Toffee Cookies”

  1. These look delicious Natalie!! Very yummy!! I love that you are using quinoa flakes in the cookies! I was just thinking of grinding my quinoa flakes for baking!

  2. Ok….so not only are you a hot mom who knows how to cook but you also are disciplined enough to not eat the cookies you make??????

    Wow……you are my hero!

  3. Oh, I love toffee. These look wonderful. Last Christmas my mom made a couple different kinds of cookies with toffee and of course I had to pass.

  4. i just had to send love to my sweet Jude bug.
    I am glad his mother named a cookie for him.

  5. These look wonderful! So why are you not eating sugar? I’m waiting for my endoscopy though so far my bloodwork is positive. I thought for sure that at least two of my 4 children have celiac, but only one does, the other we’re waiting on the genetic test to come back. These two just had an endoscopy today. It went well, thank God.

    I was really preparing myself for making our home GF, but if it’s just two out of 6 of us who are celiac, then maybe that’s not wise. This is a whole new thought for me and I’m not sure how we will handle this. Any suggestions?

    I come here almost daily. This blog is such an encouragement to me and a source of info. Thanks so much!

  6. Yum! Your photos are spectacular, I could eat them off the screen!

  7. I love recipes like this, but I too can’t eat sugar – however, agave nectar makes a great replacement and does not affect the insulin levels, and it is low on the glycemic index!!! Now the question is how do you use it and still get the wonderful crunch in cookies? Any great GF recipes for Biscotti? I have found that I like to use 1/2 almond meal in my recipes so I get a bit more protein, less refined carbs (finely ground flours) and some fiber.

  8. I love the flourless peanut butter cookies, and have been thinking about a jazzed up version … didnt realise that you’d already done it!

    They look fabulous

    D :)

  9. Betty- Thanks for commenting! This decision is very difficult! For me, the decision was easy because Jude’s food kept getting everywhere (he is a toddler). It was a cross-contamination disaster. And besides, he might turn out to have a gluten intolerance. So the rest of my family is mostly gluten-free to protect me. They don’t mind. It is expensive to keep everyone gluten free, so some people don’t do it. There are so many issues with this decision. Good luck! :)

    Catherine- Thanks! :)

    Tickldr- This one is probably not a good one to convert, but I will be working on some cookie recipes. I am not eating sugar anymore and am focusing on the glycemic index, so we are using agave also. Hopefully I will come up with something you will like.

    Dianne- I would love to see your jazzed up version! Please post it! :)

  10. YUM!! These cookies look SO good!! Congrats on the weight loss and exercise routine you have going…big kudos to you!!

    I miss coming here as often as I have been in the past, but being on the computer less has been wonderful for my family and I. I still think of you as a friend and kindred spirit…

    :)
    SM

  11. I just made these for my son who was diagnosed with celiac disease on Monday. He loves them! Thank you for the delicious recipe.

  12. [...] I was not sure how to integrate it into my cooking. I have made enchiladas with quinoa and even cookies with quinoa flakes. For this recipe, I cooked my red quinoa in my rice cooker! The rice cooker [...]

  13. These are so delicious. I used this and added flax and brewers yeast (omitted toffee since I didn’t have any) to make lactation cookies! Wow- great results and yummy, yummy cookies!

  14. [...] 9.    Chocolate Chunk Toffee Cookies In my opinion, no packaged gluten free cookies can beat these.  Once I made them, I became addicted and all my family and friends love them just as much, if not more than the classic chocolate chip cookies they are used to. (Reference: http://glutenfreemommy.com/chocolate-chunk-toffee-cookies) [...]

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