Disclosure: This post is proudly sponsored by Becel® and #BakewithHeart. As always, the opinions expressed herein are my own.
Mmmm there is nothing more comforting than freshly baked cookies. During the Christmas holidays, I love baking cookies with my boys. We love a variety of yummy Christmas cookies, but with our hectic schedules, we simply don’t have the time to bake five or six different recipes.
Making delicious cookies starts with the right cookie dough. I’ve been on the hunt for one great cookie recipe that can be the delicious base for a number of delicious variations. With this simple and easy recipe by Becel® , you’ll be able to make soft and chewy cookies every time.
Becel® is free from artificial preservatives, flavours and colours, and us made from simple blends of plant and seed oils, so you can feel good about using Becel® in your holiday recipes!
Becel Anything Goes Cookie Dough is a simple, customizable cookie dough recipe that makes it easy to make multiple varieties of cookies at once by splitting the dough and adding your favourite mix-ins.
There is also a great gluten-free variation too! For a gluten-free version, simply replace all-purpose flour with 2-1/2 cups (625mL) gluten-free whole grain oat flour, 1/3 (75mL) cup coconut flour and 1/4 (60 mL) cup potato flour. Because I can’t eat oats either, I’ve substituted the flour with my own gluten-free version.
I also decided to add toffee bits and chocolate chips, because there is nothing tastier than crunchy toffee and creamy chocolate in a chewy cookie! Here is my recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Toffee Cookies.
Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies
3 cups (750 mL) gluten-free flour (blend of almond, sorghum, rice and tapioca flours)
1 tsp. (5 mL) baking soda
1/2 tsp. (2 mL) salt
1 cup (250 mL) Becel® Buttery Taste margarine* or Becel® Original margarine
1 cup (250 mL) firmly packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp. (5 mL) vanilla extract
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup toffee bits
Preheat oven to 375°F (190° C). Combine flour, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside.
Beat Becel® Buttery Taste margarine with sugars in large bowl. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended. Gradually add in flour mixture; beat just until blended. Add toffee bits and chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoonfuls on ungreased or parchment-paper-lined baking sheets, 2-in. (5 cm) apart.
Bake 7 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool 2 minutes on wire rack; remove cookies from sheets and cool completely.
Becel® margarine can replace butter 1:1 in any of your favourite holiday baking recipes for an alternative. The most convenient part – you can use it straight out of the fridge and it will be smooth and creamy each time, ready to go!
TIP: Take the original Becel Anything Goes Cookie Dough and add your choice of mix-ins. Here are some ideas:
My Favourite Mix-ins
Chocolate chips + toffee bits
Chocolate chips + walnuts
Toffee bits + pecans
Pecans + butterscotch chips
White chocolate chips + macadamia nuts
Milk chocolate chips + chopped almonds
Crushed peppermint candy
White chocolate chips + dried cranberry
Dried cranberry + pecans
Let Becel® help you #BakewithHeart and gift with love this holiday season using their single, customizable recipe for soft and chewy cookies every time! Be sure to check out becelbakewithheart.ca for more gifting and recipe inspiration.