Freekies – Cookies crispy cousin!
It is Freekeh-Friday again which means it is the perfect time to fight the grey foggy evening and curl up under a blanket with warm drinks and of course – Chocolate Freekies!
What you need for Chocolate Chip Freekies:
500 g flour
½ tsp natron
230 g unstalted butter
115 g cane sugar
230 g brown sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
150 g freekeh
300 g chocolate chips
300 g cranberries
First turn the oven on to 200 degrees and prepare the freekeh. Clean the freekeh with water and bring it to a boil for 13 minutes so we can add it in the end.
You are going to grab your biggest bowl and get your mixer out to cream the butter and all the sugar together. It is an important step to allow the sugar to melt and mix with the butter. The brown sugar is the secret for a chewy cookie because it has molasses. Once you have creamed the butter, cane- and brown sugar, add one egg at a time and the vanilla extract.
Now it is time to mix the dry ingredients on the side. Fold the natron and salt in with the flour. Add it to the dough and stir just until its evenly mixed. You do not want to activate the gluten too much as it affects the texture.
Get your freekeh out to add to the cookie dough. At this point the chocolate chips and cranberries also goes in. Here is where you can get really creative and play with your own combination.
Place small flat portions of cookie dough on your oven tray with a baking sheet over. And watch your chocolate freekies get golden and crispy – it will only take 10-15 minutes.
As a disclaimer, Conflictfood would like to let you know that these chocolate freekies are nutty and delicious, your roommate could easily finish them before you!
The team from Conflictfood wishes you Guten Appetit!