Sunday, 2 August 2015

Gluten Free Cookies Topped With Coconut Chocolate

The Great British Bake Off is back on Wednesday! Hurrah! To celebrate the return of one of my favourite tellybox shows I've made some super easy cookies which are deliciously crunchy on the outside but chewy in the middle. There's nothing worse than watching the Bake Off without a treat to nibble on, trust me! I thought I would get prepared in advance, so hopefully I'll have one or two left by Wednesday! I know a lot of people bake along with the show but being chronically ill means that isn't really an option for me. Instead I like to settle down on my sofa or bed with a tasty treat so I don't feel like I'm missing out on all the yummy creations on screen. I'm still waiting for the invention of eat along TVs a la Willy Wonka style! Wouldn't it be fabulous if after Mary and Paul have tasted the bakes that Mary, Queen of Cakes, said "...and now, let's see what the viewers think" and magically plates of samples turn up in living rooms up and down the country. There could be a whole new way of picking a winner and dining for that matter, but I better get back to talking about my bake before I get too carried away with this fantasy!
This recipe is gluten free because 90% of the time I try to avoid it.  Being gluten free is a big pain because gluten is in so many things and gluten free flour isn't that easy to bake with as it can have a very floury taste, but fear not, as I am the master (through trial and error) of making tasty gluten free treats, I have taken this into account with the quantities and have tested these out on my gluten eating family who all loved the cookies. I don't think my brother even knew they were gluten free. The cookies are pretty damn good, if I do say so myself.  If you don't have gluten free flour then normal self-raising will be fine. For an added summer flavour I've used the amazing Coconut Intense chocolate by Lindt. This dark chocolate and coconut flavour really compliments the cookies for an indulgent treat. 

 Makes 20 cookies.

170g Self-raising gluten free flour 
190g Condensed milk
125g Butter (room temperature)
125g Non refined golden sugar 
2X 100g bar of Lindt Excellence Dark Coconut


Preheat the oven to 160c for fan or gas mark 6. Cream the butter, sugar and condensed milk in a bowl until light and fluffy. Sift in the flour and mix until you have a soft dough. Spoon about two tea spoons of the dough into rough balls on to a non stick greased baking tray, leaving room for them to spread in the oven. You might need two trays or to bake in two batches. Cook for 12 - 15 minutes until lightly golden.

While the cookies are baking break up the Lindt chocolate into squares which you need to add to the top of the cookies as soon as they come out of the oven. Take the cookies out and leave them on the trays, add a square of chocolate to each cookie which will melt from the heat and fix itself to it. Leave to cool and for the chocolate to set again before enjoying! 

I would love to know what you think of my recipe especially if you do try it out.
Happy baking!
Emma Xx 

Chocolate c/o Lindt, recipe, love of chocolate and all things baking my own.


  1. YES we do need those Willy Wonka TVs. I can't wait for GBBO to come back. These look super yum, I love how you've photographed them too x

    Josie’s Journal

    1. I'm glad you agree! It would be amazing although I don't know what would happen to society haha!
      Thank you so much Josie, you're really kind.
      Emma Xx

  2. The cookies look delicious I have to make them! :)
    Nice post :)

    1. Thank you - I hope you enjoy them if you do make them!

      Emma Xx

  3. Mmmm these look so yummy =]

  4. These look absolutely delicious! Also anything with Lindt chocolate is always a win. :)

  5. Wow I love all of your posts so much, you remind me of a beautiful Pre Raphaelite painting! Amazing blog, I'm following now on GFC :D xx

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  6. They look delicious! I just love how the search for healthy food is bringing these wonders!

    Natalia | Lindifique

  7. Oh wow this looks so good!! My friend makes snacks like this all the time, I bet she'll love this recipe xx

  8. What kind of gluten free flour???
    A lot of greats from Germany 😃

  9. These look delicious! Love lindt chocolate, will have to make some for next time my gluten free friend comes round.
    Zoe | floral and feather

  10. That's a good look! ;)
    Have a nice weekend :)

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  11. I saw these on your IG and they look so yummy! I'm usually not particularly fond of Lindt but in combination with the cookie I might give this recipe a try (and especially with the GBBO hype around I'm up for baking). Hope you're well lovely xxx

    Caz | Style Lingua