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As a child, I remember buying the rolls of Nestle (R) Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and eating it with a spoon. I know you aren’t supposed to eat it with a spoon, but I couldn’t help myself. It was so good. My mom never baked, so this was as close to homemade cookies as I was going to get.
As I got older, I would make the recipe on the back of the Nestle Chocolate Chips bag. They tasted just as good and I felt like I was baking something from scratch (which I guess I kinda was).
Fast forward to today, I’m in a different baking realm. I can no longer use wheat flour (which is very easy to work with thanks to the protein gluten), and I’ve been experimenting with all sorts of gluten-free flours. I use nut flours, rice flours, oat flours and now I find myself experimenting with cassava flour thanks to Otto’s Cassava Flour. I bought Otto’s flour to play with – and made these cassava flour tortillas – and then Otto’s sent me another bag of flour so I could play some more. (Thanks Otto’s!)
On the bag of flour, it says that Otto’s Cassava Flour is a 1:1 substitute, in most cases, for wheat flour. So I wondered what would happen if I made the Nestle Toll House Cookie recipe using cassava flour.
I followed all the instructions, substituting the Otto’s Cassava Flour cup for cup for regular wheat flour. The cookies looked amazing, but they were a bit dry and flaky. And I could taste the cassava flour.
What was I doing wrong?
Then I got a tip from the folks at Otto’s. The flour is 1:1 by weight, not volume! Doh! I had to redo these cookies. I couldn’t have this failure hanging over my head.
Each cup of cassava flour is 120 grams, and the Nestle cookie recipe calls for 2 1/4 cup of flour. So I used 270 grams of cassava flour, which is about 1 3/4 cups.
After I re-did the cookies, they tasted amazing and they baked up beautifully. Just look at these beauties!!
I think eating is believing and the only way for you to know if you like these cassava flour chocolate chip cookies is to whip up a batch of your own. You can get cassava flour on Amazon for a great price and you should have all the other ingredients readily available in your cabinet and fridge. Good luck and let me know how it goes!!
PS: This is what my first batch of cassava flour chocolate chip cookies looked like. They tasted fair – a bit dry, but the pin is so pretty I decided to leave it on this page.