Chocolate Chip Biscuits

Posted on: May 10, 2013 Written by
Chocolate Chip Biscuits
          Photography by: Sandra Sheih

2 c GF flour blend

1/3 c sugar

1 T baking powder

2 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 c margarine (or butter)

1 c Enjoy Life® chocolate chips

1/2 c unsweetened applesauce (or 2 eggs)

1/2 c water


Preheat oven to 400°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease with margarine. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, xanthan gum, and salt. With a pastry blender or two knives, cut in margarine until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in chocolate chips. Mixing by hand with a spoon, stir in applesauce and water until dough just forms. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto cookie sheet and bake 15 – 20 minutes.

For “prettier” biscuits: Place dough on a floured surface and sprinkle more flour on top of dough to keep it from sticking. Roll out to 3⁄4-inch thickness. Cut with a 21⁄2-inch biscuit cutter. Place on cookie sheets. Brush top of dough with melted margarine and bake 15 – 20 minutes.

Note: This recipe has endless options. Replace the chocolate chips with craisins, raisins, sunflower seed, blueberries, blackberries, or even diced crystallized ginger pieces. Don’t be afraid to try combinations. You never know when you might stumble across your new favorite treat!


© 2013 Thrive.

About the author

Sandra Sheih is the author of the Abundantly Free Cooking cookbook, which includes 120 original, delicious Gluten Free and Allergen Free recipes. Easy to understand and prepare. Includes appetizers, soups, main dishes, vegetables, desserts, breads, and breakfast items. She and her children have been gluten free and managing anaphylactic food allergies for the past 9 years. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, and equip people with food allergies, food sensitivities, and/or celiac disease to be able to cook an abundance of delicious, satisfying food regardless of their specific dietary restrictions. You can view more of Sandra's recipes on her website:

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