Chocolate Chip Biscuits
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!
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