Gluten Free Cookie Dough Brownie Cake
February 1, 2016 by Laura
Celebrate in style with the ultimate food allergy friendly Gluten Free Cookie Dough Brownie Cake! This cake looks like something youd order from a bakery but is free of the Top 8 Food Allergens making it: gluten free, dairy free, egg free, soy free, peanut free, tree nut free and its even Vegan. Birthdays and special occasions just got easier for food allergy parents!
Thank you Enjoy Life Foods for sponsoring this post! #EatFreely
Prepare yourselves. This is pretty epic. Or at least I think so Have you ever had a envisioned a beautiful cake for birthday or special celebration? The kind of cake youd order from a bakery? Of course you have. We all do. But that vision is usually all we have since chances are you cannot find a bakery free of the top 8 food allergens. Right? Right.
Baking for many, is one of those necessary evils in our food allergy lives. Ok, not really evil. But it can seem evil. Frustrating would be a better term. Like most things in life, practice make perfect. If you arent baking all the time, failures are just part of the food allergy journey
And dont get me started on regular baking failures Baking without eggs alone is enough to just start the tears. Add in restrictions to wheat, soy, dairy, etc and your head sort of explodes. Am I right??
I know this feeling.
My horrible cake fail. Go figured I cried!
Do you see the photo of all that went wrong? The huge cracks. The frosting even shredded the delicate cake.
Can You Bake Edible Cookie Dough Into Cookies
Naturally, if youre making this healthy cookie dough youmight wonder: can you bake edible cookie dough into cookies? Or is it just formunching? Its a smart question!
In general, most vegan edible cookie dough recipes cantbe baked into cookies. You can try, of course, but your cookies might not turnout very tasty or will just remain doughy in texture. This is because theessential fats needed for bakinglike eggs and butterarent used in veganrecipes.
So, for this particular recipe, the answer to can youbake edible cookie dough into cookies is simple: YESif you add an egg to thedough first. After preparing your healthy edible cookie dough recipe, simplymix an egg into the dough before refrigerating. It wont be an egglessedible cookie dough anymore, but it will be a bake-able cookie dough!
Then, scoop the dough into balls, flatten into disc shapes, and add to a prepared baking sheet. Pop those into the oven at 350°F for 10-12 minutes, and youve got warm, freshly baked cookies to enjoy! Keep in mind, this gluten free edible cookie dough is best enjoyed in its traditional formas a DOUGHbut it can be baked if you get a hankering for warm cookies.
Cookie Dough Frosting Is A Real Thing My Friends And Oh
I know Im on a cookie dough bender lately, my hope is you just jump onto this cookie dough train and ride it all the way to happy cookie dough land.
While I was visiting my sister a last month to help with the newest addition to the family, there was a request to make my Edible Cookie Dough. The total unhealthy but totally delicious version.
My sister has two kids under two right now. We dont need any explanation of why we wanted the unhealthy version, do we?
The first batch disappeared within a day. We all would sneak a spoonful out of the jar here and there and before we knew it GONE.
The day before I left, I made her a batch of the perfect hard boiled eggs, kale salad and another batch of edible cookie dough.
The problem was my sister is definitely not a baker and we ran out of brown sugar. I had to get creative and ended up using powdered sugar instead to add the sweetness.
Frosted onto brownies.
Oh my word, is this making you drool too?
What I had envisioned in my head totally became a reality with this cookie dough frosting. So lather up the cookie dough goodness and enjoy!
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What Is Vegan Sugar
In the United States, most sugar has been processed through bone char. While there are no animal parts left in the sugar, many vegans are not okay with the practice of using animal parts in the refining process.
This refers to white sugar, brown sugar, and powdered sugar.
One easy way to ensure that your sugar has not been processed with bone char is to look for Organic or Non-Gmo sugars as bone char is not allowed with either of these.
Some sugar packages also say bone char free.
This is not the case in most other countries.
If You Have A Nut Allergy:
Try replacing the almond flour with this list of flours:
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 cup tapioca starch
You might need to add a little more liquid to offset the absorbency of the coconut flour: try your favorite alt milk or a bit more coconut oil. And make sure you let this vegan cookie dough rest for about 5 minutes if you try this version it will help the tapioca starch really smooth out!
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How To Make No
Add the oats to a food processor and blend they turn into a fine flour. This should only take 1-2 minutes with a high-powered food processor.
Then add in the Medjool dates, tahini, maple syrup, vanilla, and salt and blend together until a sticky dough forms. Usually it will come together into a ball .
Note: the photos here feature peanut butter instead of tahini, but the concept and texture is basically the same.
Transfer the dough to a bowl and stir in half of the chocolate chips by hand. If the dough is too sticky to handle, chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to help firm it up. Then press the dough into a parchment paper-lined loaf pan, using your fingers and/or a flat-bottomed steel cup to press it into every corner.
Freeze the cookie dough for 30 minutes to set it, and then pour or drizzle on the remaining melted chocolate chips. If desired, sprinkle with a bit of flaky sea salt.
Once the bars are coated in chocolate, if the chocolate immediately hardens up, you can start enjoying them. If not, pop the bars back in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to let the chocolate set, then enjoy!
Vegan Edible Cookie Dough
This Vegan Edible Cookie Dough makes for a totally indulgent dessert. Naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, this recipe is quick and easy. It takes only a few ingredients and a couple of minutes to make this addictive treat.
Edible cookie dough has always been a slightly controversial topic. This is specifically due to the fact that actual cookie dough, before its cooked, has raw flour and eggs in it.
Of course, that didn’t stop most of us from eating it right off the spoon in our mothers’ kitchens.
The best part about vegan edible cookie dough is the fact that it doesnt contain eggs or normal flour. Instead, it contains blanched almond flour and zero eggs.
So it’s totally safe to munch away!
Of course, normal flour could be used, but I think almond flour tastes so much better in the raw.
Blanched doesnt mean anything strange has been done to the flour to alter it. It simply means the outer skin has been removed from the almond.
This not only makes it easier to digest, but it allows the flour to have a softer texture. Perfect for edible cookie dough!
If you love vegan baking, make sure you grab a copy of my free vegan baking cheat sheet while you’re here. It’s packed with all my favorite plant-based substitutions to help you vegan-ize any recipe!
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
The thing about chocolate is, the more you eat it, the more you want it. Keyword here is MORE.
Like, it starts off all nice and innocent. You grab a chocolate chip, or two, from the little zip bag you store in your purse . Later on in the day, you sit down at your desk and think, its the afternoon, why not have a few chocolate-covered pretzels as a reward? Soon thereafter, youre heading home and thinking about the chocolate sauce youre gonna be pouring over the requisite, post-dinner ice cream sundae.
Then the next day, in the middle of giving a report about This Months Fiscal Responsibility to Boringness, you start drifting off and dreaming that your pointer is actually made of chocolate.
Then, youre having dreams in Chocolate Technicolor. This should be a thing now, shouldnt it?
And suddenly, youre living the life of a chocolate lover. Ya feel me?
We spend our time dreaming, wishing and mysteriously smelling chocolate everywhere we go .
But wait! How did we go from CT vision and delicious fiscal reports to these chocolate chip cookie dough truffles? Lets dial it back.
Remember those chocolate chip cookie dough bites I made a few weeks ago? Well, after I made a batch and got my arms all tired from swatting Erik away from the apparently hard-to-resist container of these cookie dough bites, I sat down and had myself a bite. It looked a little like this:
Okay, it looked a LOT like that.
Yup, still on a sugar high.
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Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies
This easy gluten vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe will have you questioning if its really vegan? Super simple, all in one bowl, and can be Top 8 Allergen Free.
One of the hardest parts about veganism is wondering if you are going to ever be able to have your favorite ever again. But another, more fun, part is realizing that you can have all your favorites with a little creativity
These easy gluten free vegan chocolate chip cookies recipe will show you that anything is possible.
I mean these vegan cookies need just one bowl, minutes to prep and bake, are freezable and they only thing you will be wondering is what in the world you havent made them yet.
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Combining The Cookie Dough With The Ice Cream
Start by freezing the ice cream for 30-45 minutes, stirring after 30 minutes to ensure that it does not become icy.
Then stir in the cookie dough balls and chocolate chips. Waiting to add in the cookie dough ensures that they dont sink to the bottom of the ice cream. Stir the ice cream again after an hour, then allow the ice cream to chill for 2-3 hours or until set.
Then when its ready, allow the vegan cookie dough ice cream to thaw for 15-20 minutes and serve!
Delicious & Classic Vegan Cookie Dough Thats Edible Easy To Make And Calls For Just 5 Healthy Ingredients
Happy Cookie Dough-Making! I cant wait to hear what you think of my healthy edible cookie dough recipemake sure to comment below. I love hearing from you. Thank you so much for being here, sharing in these kitchen adventures with me. Til the next one
Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter
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Faq + Tips & Tricks For The Best Edible Healthy Cookie Dough:
IMPORTANT TIP Dont skip the chill time! This edible cookie dough has a soft texture right after mixing. A cookie scoop makes it easy to portion the dough into bites, but you wont be able to roll the dough out in your hands until after its chilled. Scoop the bites onto a plate or scoop after chilling for best results!
CAN I USE ANOTHER FLOUR INSTEAD? No, Im sorry. Traditional white flour or gluten-free all-purpose flour are NOT a great choice for this recipe, as raw flour isnt safe to eat and gluten-free flour can also impact the flavor. Coconut flour absorbs too much liquid, and will create a dry crumbly mixture unless you reduce the flour drastically and play with the ratio of liquid to flour. I dont recommend it.
CAN I FREEZE EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH BITES? Absolutely! Having some healthy cookie dough bites in the freezer is one of my favorite things ever! Simply store them in a freezer-safe bag or airtight container up to 2 months.
CAN I BAKE THIS EDIBLE COOKIE DOUGH TO MAKE COOKIES? This healthy cookie dough wasnt made to be baked. Its formulated specifically for eating as cookie dough. If baked, the dough would spread, wouldnt puff correctly, and the cookies likely wouldnt hold together well. Id recommend our Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe instead.
Can You Use A Different Nut Butter
I love the subtle flavor of almond butter in this recipe to keep a more classic chocolate chip cookie dough flavor, but others nut butters will work as well. Try peanut butter, cashew butter, or even macadamia nut butter! Whatever you choose, be sure to use an all-natural runny variety where the only ingredient listed is nuts .
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Where Do You Find Vegan Chocolate Chips
If you are looking to just find vegan chocolate chips in the store, then you can absolutely find them. They are actually getting easier and easier.
One of our favorites is Enjoy Life, and they can be found in most grocery stores, Target, Walmart, and stores like Whole Foods and natural grocery stores. They are Top 8 Allergen Free and do not contain and dairy or eggs making them completely vegan.
Stores like Whole Foods will also have a large variety of other vegan chocolate chips like Lilys or Chatfields.
Whats The Best Way To Store Cookie Dough Brownies
These Cookie Dough Brownies store best chilled, to keep the cookie dough layer from becoming too soft. I recommend laying them in an airtight container, and separating any layers with parchment so they dont stick together for the best results.
You can keep them in the refrigerator or the freezer. They will keep in the fridge for about 5 days, or in the freezer for about 3 months. If you decide to freeze them, let them defrost at room temperature before serving.
I hope you adore these gluten-free, paleo, and vegan cookie dough brownies as much as we did! These were shared with some friends, and lets just say that my sister, dad, and I regretted giving any away because we were so sad they were gone. Another batch is happening soon to be sure.
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