I'm planning on baking some cookies for someone who isn't vegan but has a wheat allergy. I looked around and couldn't find a GF journal that seemed active and willing to help with recipe conversions or having a flour discussion. I know lots of you live GF, so a community recommendation would be very helpful if you know one. I've baked quite a few vegan things in the past, so alternative baking isn't out of my comfort range… just trying to obtain a soft cookie with flour mixes is a bit difficult.
That being said, I wouldn't mind making the cookies into vegan ones if it's possible. Mostly, I'm looking to preserve the flavour -- I've had them both crispy (hehe, oops!) and chewy, so the texture is less concerning, though having a homemade soft GF product for once would be quite nice.
I think this community, with all its recipe discussions and conversions, is one of the most helpful for this. Of course, if you help me out I have no qualms about making them and taking photos and posting the final recipe on here for GF vegans to enjoy. :)
Spicy Chai Cookies
2 c flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3 tea bags of black tea (English Breakfast or Irish, use DECAF if there's an option) cut open tea bags and grind leaves into a fine powder in a coffee grinder
1 c granulated sugar + 1/4 c more to coat outside of cookies
1 c of unsalted butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla extractDirections:
Preheat oven to 375. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, spices, and ground tea leaves.
In an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until well incorporated.
Gradually add dry ingredients.
Set aside a small dish with about 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Scoop dough balls out with a small ice cream scoop and roll each one in sugar to coat and place on baking sheet.
Press each ball flat with the bottom of a drinking glass or measuring cup coated with cooking spray.
Bake for 9 mins.