Thursday, December 29, 2011

Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies - Gluten Free, Dairy Free



As you will know from previous posts, my friend Craig is gluten and dairy intolerant.  Accordingly, my regular Christmas box goodies full of dairy and gluten would not be approriate for him.

After a flick through Martha Stewart's Holiday Cookies (2010), I came across the perfect Christmas cookie recipe for Craig - Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies.  You can find the recipe online here.

 These cookies are made with icing sugar, egg whites, cocoa, pecans (I substituted walnuts) and chopped chocolate.  The cookies are quite large, and are chewy, soft and very chocolatey.  They are great, not just for those with dietary intolerances, but for anyone who loves chocolate. Best of all, they are very simple to make!

12 comments:

Dara said...

These look sooo tasty. My little bro has a massive sweet tooth and lots of food allergies - looks like he will be getting a care package of these!

Gloria said...

look absolutely nice cake law:)

natalia said...

Ciao ! I'm sure I'll love them...

Lizzy Do said...

Oh, yeah...these look so decadent and delicious. A winner!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

I have similar food intolerances, so this is great for me too! I bet he enjoyed these, and I hope he is coping okay with all the food restrictions. They can be so annoying! Rrr! I will make this soon. I will just substitute regular chocolate for my agave-sweetened stuff because I can't have sugar :(

Anyway, this is really helpful! I need all the gluten free, dairy free recipes I can get!

Ivy said...

I love pecans and who doesn't like chocolate! They look delicious.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Even though they're free of so many things, they still look delicious! :)

kyleen said...

These look delicious! I imagine that they'd be so soft and chewy... my kind of cookie!

yummychunklet said...

I'm still harboring leftover pecans, so this cookie would be a perfect way to use them up!

Daisy@Nevertoosweet said...

I love anything with the word 'Double Chocolate' regardless of being dairy and gluten free but since it is, even better! I'll keep it in my recipe box for those friends who are intolerant to these ingredients PERFECT!

Happy New Years in advance!

Johanna GGG said...

this is just my sort of gluten free cookie - I sometimes think I could survive being gf but not a nut allergy

jillbert said...

Those sound and look really good, even for those not avoiding dairy or gluten!