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Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sorghum and Almond Meal

Double chocolate chunk cookies with sorghum and almond meal

So what’s new? Or should I say Nu?

Well, the nice guys at Nu Life Market were kind enough to send me samples of three new flours – white sorghum, burgundy sorghum, and black sorghum. If you’re looking for an alternative to the omnipresent rice flour in gluten free baked goods, you should definitely check out these exciting new products that are grown and processed in Kansas. Isn’t it nice to know where your food is from?

I thought the black sorghum, which looks just like cocoa powder, would be great in chocolate cookies. Guess what? I was right! Using a disher to scoop dough into balls is key to making well shaped cookies. And when cookies are uniformly sized, they bake evenly.

These cookies are gluten free and whole grain . . . but don’t let that scare you away.

Chewy Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Blend dry ingredients:

1 1/3 cups almond meal

1 cup black sorghum

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon baking powder

¾ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

In mixer, cream:

1 stick butter, softened

¾ cup brown sugar

½ cup granulated sugar

After mixing thoroughly add:

2 eggs

1 tablespoon vanilla

Stir in 1 to 2 cups of chocolate chips or chunks. Cover dough and refrigerate at least overnight. To bake, preheat oven to 325. Use a #40 disher to scoop uniformly sized dough balls. Place dough on parchment lined pans and bake for 10-12 minutes. Yield: about 30 cookies.

-Linda Bookmark and Share

Black sorghum flour is perfect for chocolate cookies.

Black sorghum flour is perfect for chocolate cookies.

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