Did you know Canada.. I hope you all watched Recipe to Riches last night! If not, be sure to catch a repeat either on the Food Network or on Global Saturday night. Remember, each week three Recipe to Riches contestants compete in one of seven food categories. To win the evening and the national stage they have to demonstrate that their recipe is the one that can best be scaled and marketed. The winners of each segment then compete in the season finale for the grand prize of $250,000 – the largest prize ever awarded on Canadian television.
Today we are featuring the winning recipe from last nights Sweet & Savoury Snack episode: Sonya Walos' Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie!! Now I have never really looked into gluten free cooking, it's not something that's had to come up in my family. So this was a shopping adventure, I have visited every gluten free section of every grocery store, corner store, local market, and bulk barn in my little town. I never did find xantham gum, but looked up possible substitutions online. See how it went..
First I got out all the ingredients (alright, most of them, I had to run to the cupboard for vanilla)..
Mixed the sugars and butter, then added the egg and vanilla..
Mixed it well..
Added the coconut and chocolate chips..
Then the cereal..
After letting the dough chill I got out a cookie sheet, lined it with parchment paper and forms balls with my dough ( note: I made these too big and/or put them too close together, my cookies ran together, still tasted just as good though ;-) )..
After 12 minutes in the oven they were delish!!!
I admit I wasn't sure how much I was going to love this recipe as I have not been concerned about eating gluten free, but I was pleasantly surprised by how yummy they are!! Will you be purchasing it this weekend or trying the recipe yourself?? Don't forget to check out the Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on the Food network website.