Roo's Casa

Gluten-Free “The Chewy” Chocolate Chip Cookie
January 5, 2015, 2:38 am
Filed under: Food, Gluten Free, Recipes

I loved this cookie.  This is our new chocolate chip cookie recipe.

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* I made half of the recipe (written in red)

8 oz. butter [4oz.]

11 oz. brown rice flour (2 cups) [1 cup]

1.25 ounces cornstarch (1/4 cup) [2 tbsp.]

1/2 oz. tapioca flour (2 tbsp) [1 tbsp.]

1 tsp. xanthan gum [1/2 tsp.]

1 tsp. kosher salt [1/2 tsp.]

1 tsp. baking soda [1/2 tsp.]

2 oz. sugar (1/4 cup) [2 tbsp.]

10 oz. light brown sugar (1 1/4cups) [1/2 cup, plus 2 tbsp.]

1 whole egg [whole egg yolk, plus half an egg white- separate the egg and put in the yolk, then stir up the white and add half of it]

1 egg yolk [see above]

2 tbsp. whole milk [1 tbsp. cream]

1.5 tsp. vanilla [3/4 tsp. vanilla]

12 oz. chocolate chips [eyeballed it]


1.  Melt the butter in a saucepan.  Remove from heat.

2. Add in the sugars to the butter.  Add in the rest of the wet ingredients.

3.  Mix the dry ingredients in a different bowl.

4.  Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ones and mix for 1 minute. I did not have a mixer, so I had to mix by hand.

5.  Refrigerate the dough for at least an hour.  I left mine in the refrigerator and went to the movies.

6.  Scoop out 1 tbsp. balls and bake at 375.  The first batch was baked for 14 minutes, which was too long for my oven.  The second batch was baked for 10 minutes and still a little too long.

We loved these cookies and plan to make them again!


Gluten-Free Brownies
January 3, 2015, 9:52 pm
Filed under: Gluten Free, Recipes


We made this simple recipe over Christmas and thought it was okay.  The taste was much better on the second day and so we might repeat it if we need a brownie recipe.

*recipe from Gluten Free Girl

4 oz. butter

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

100 grams teff flour (or 1 cup minus 2 tbsp.)

2 handfuls chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.

1.  Melt the butter and chocolate.

2.  Add in the sugar (recipe said to dissolve it, but I couldn’t get it to).

3.  Add in eggs and vanilla.

4.  Stir in teff and stir for a minute.

5.  Stir in the handfuls of chocolate chips.

Bake the brownies for 20-25 minutes.  *The only thing I did to prepare the pan was spray it with Pam.


Chocolate Mousse (GF)
January 3, 2015, 9:15 pm
Filed under: Food, Gluten Free, Recipes

*Kids liked it.  Might be better with some brownies?

Recipe from









1.  Melt 8 ounces of chocolate chips with 6 tablespoons of water mixed in with the chocolate in a double boiler.  (I did 1/2 of the recipe and didn’t have a scale and so did 8 tbs. chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons water).

2.  Once the chocolate is melted, mix in 2 tsp. vanilla (1 tsp. if doing half)

3.  Let the chocolate mixture cool.

4.  Whip up 2 cups of whipping cream with 1/4 cup powdered sugar. (for half do 1 cup whipping cream and 2 tbsp. powdered sugar).

5.  Gently blend the chocolate mixture into the whipped cream and serve.