Loaded with the flavours of gingerbread cookies, fresh brewed coffee, and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate, these cookies aren’t your standard chocolate chip cookie – these are Gluten Free Zippy Chippy Cookies.
Last year when I attended the Food Bloggers of Canada (FBC) Conference, one of the evenings we were treated to a cookie on our pillow for a night snack. They were courtesy Crosby’s Molasses, and were cute little cookies, dipped in white chocolate, I believe. The reason the cookies themselves aren’t branded into my memory is because they were not gluten-free. I brought my cookies home for my kids, and I think they were inhaled 5 minutes after I got in the door. This year, Crosby’s is having a recipe contest, open to all FBC members, for a molasses cookie that will adorn all the pillows at Food Bloggers of Canada Conference 2014. At the 11th hour, I decided to throw my cookie in the ring, so to speak. I hit the kitchen, and created these beauties.
These Zippy Chippy Cookies are a soft, chewy gingerbread cookie, that is enhanced with the flavour of espresso, and studded with chocolate chips and candied ginger. I really wasn’t sure what to call these. Cafe au Ginger? Java ‘n’ Ginger? Spicy Java? Ginger Brew? I even took to Instagram and Facebook asking for your help. You guys had a lot of fabulous ideas as well, but the one that stuck in my head, and was kinda catchy, was Zippy Chippy. Thanks for the suggestion, Jennifer M!
If you’re skeptical about the flavour combination, there is no need. I fell in love with the gingerbread/chocolate/coffee combo when I baked this Gingerbread Cake with Chocolate and Coffee. If you haven’t yet, you’re missing out – that cake is A-MAZ-ING.
So, here is my entry into Crosby’s Sweet Dreams Cookie Contest. Here’s hoping that the Zippy Chippy Cookies are chosen to grace the pillows of the attendees this year. I would love to be able to nibble on these cookies while chatting to my roommate about the day’s events. THAT would be memorable!
Having trouble with your cookies, and not sure why? Be sure to read How to Correct Your Gluten-Free Cookie Crisis.