Pluot & White Chocolate Chip Cookies (gluten free)

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I couldn’t tell you what possessed me to bake pluot cookies other than the fact that I was drinking wine and tweeting. It started out with a conversation between Christina (from Dessert for Two) and myself about the health benefits of red cabbage. It then transformed to talk about pluot cookies. Then plumb glaze. Then pluot oatmeal cookies. One thing led to another and all of a sudden it was 9:30 at night and I was baking.

Baking under the influence of wine and tweets is perhaps the dumbest smart thing to do ever. Or smartest dumb thing. Couldn’t tell ya the difference.  It’s dumb because half the dough ends up in your face before it can see the likes of 350 degrees F. And it’s smart because your inhibitions are nowhere to be found and you’re tossing together ingredients like brown rice flour, corn flour, and pluots. While tweeting. Under the influence. With dough in your face. Maybe Jack Johnson’s playing in the background, who knows?

Gluten Free Pluot & White Chocolate Chip Cookies | http://www.theroastedroot.net

The run-down on the sugar bomb locks of love is they’re most definitely gluten free but you’d never know it! I wanted to put some southern grit-like George Strait in my cookie, so I chose to use corn flour (which is similar to corn meal but…way finer…thought I’d point that out before you have a chance to use corn meal and then tell me your cookies have a gritty texture.) with brown rice flour.

As much as I avoid using tapioca starch (because not everyone has it on-hand and it creates an atom-bomb cloud of starch every time you come within 2 feet of the bag), I was way too invested in the recipe to not have it work out, so I used the starch to ensure there would be no cookie crumble falling apart on me. Things fall apart, but not my George Strait corn flour pluot cookies!

Gluten Free Pluot & White Chocolate Chip Cookies | http://www.theroastedroot.net

So the cookies…welllllll…the cookies are killer. To be treated as a staple item, not a novelty item. They’re soft on the inside with the nice cookie crunch on the outside and when you bite into a nice tangy piece of pluot, it makes you feel like you’ve got 20 dollars in your pocket which means you should probably go pop some tags. Food for thought.

I hope the George Strait cookies make your knees wobble. Just…run with it.

Gluten Free Pluot & White Chocolate Chip Cookies | http://www.theroastedroot.net

Gluten Free Pluot & White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
Servings: 22 cookies
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pieces pluot chopped into small (1/2 cup worth)
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, butter, vanilla extract and olive oil. Mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the flours, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  4. Add the dry mixture to the bowl with the wet mixture and stir until dough forms.
  5. Fold in the chopped pluot and white chocolate chips.
  6. Form balls out of the dough and then flatten them slightly before placing them on an oiled or parchment-lined baking sheet. The dough will be slightly crumbly - this is normal!
  7. Bake for 14 minutes or until desired level of crisp is reached.

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Other Gluten-Free Cookies:

Roasted Walnut Shortbread Cookies

Coconut Macaroons (paleo friendly)

 

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Comments

  1. Tieghan

    I love the white chocolate chips in these! I think it goes so well with the fruit and actually better than regular chocolate. I know, what!?! I am not a huge fan of chocolate and fruit together, so these sound amazing to me!

  2. Ann

    Hmmm now I’ve got Give It Away and the Thrift Shop lyrics stuck in my head at the same time. I didn’t even know this was possible…these cookies look AMAZING!

  3. Brooke Schweers

    Hehe I love the way you describe Tapioca flour, because thats exactly what happens to me everytime i go to use it! it just goes everywhere!! However it certainly looks worthwhile if these cookies result from it. Great recipe! I’m sending it to a friend who was complaining just yesterday about how she misses cookies since the Dr put her on a gluten free diet. These prove you totally don’t have to miss out!

  4. Alexis @ Hummusapien

    Drinking wine and tweeting sounds like a fab way to think up these fab cookies. I’ve never had a pluot…but I wouldn’t mind trying one in a delish cookie! These look AMAZING. And the white chocolate chippies?! I can’t even…

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