We’ve got a way to capture a little piece of heaven and bring it down to earth (and into our ovens). Puffy, almost meringue-like cookies that are light and airy, and don’t let their dark color make you feel stormy – these fluffy puffs are filled with sweet chocolate drops (in the form of chocolate chips) and cocoa powder, ingredients that are guaranteed to chase the metaphorical clouds away. If you’ve not had these before, then you’re in for a real treat!
We fell upon this recipe recently after our foray into cloud bread, and felt inspired to do a little more experimentation. What better way to shake up a recipe than with chocolate! We took our cloud bread formula and made some changes, adding sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and of course mini chocolate chips. These puff up in the oven into light and fluffy clouds of chocolate goodness. And here’s a little surprise benefit: these cookies are gluten free, and we were able to use the same chocolate chips that we do in our usual chocolate chip cookie batter. We love this cookie because it just tastes good, and we also love knowing that it can be shared with family and friends who need some gluten free options.
Making good food that is gluten free doesn’t mean you have to compromise on taste or enjoyment. These cookies prove that eating well doesn’t mean we’re chomping on cardboard or missing out on flavor. Chocolate clouds store well in an airtight container at room temperature, but they’re also pretty irresistible, so don’t expect them to last very long. A gust of wind (and by that we mean the rush of wind as our family races into the kitchen to grab a cookie) will quickly blow these clouds away!
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